Svázaná krajina / Roped landscape
In Andrea Malinova’s photographic project, she refers to nature as a human experience to performances in landscape, which took place in 1960s and 1970s. Her approach is technically precise. To generate the feeling of spontaneity and emotionality, she is not using the imperfections of photography such as a blur or material defect which are very common means to achieve exactly that. In the tradition of renaissance portraiture, Andrea Malinova pushes the sensual impression into the domain of abstract beauty. Individual, unshareable perception of reality remains hidden.
‘Roped Landscape’ is for many people a place of meditation and relaxation. The landscape is not tiedup and human is under its influence. Human should listen, respect it and be inspired. Photos are formof photo-therapy. The model is connected with nature and absorbs its energy. Basically I wanted theman himself to experience the landscape, to feel its texture, aroma, color and taste and realize thegap between them. Human beings have been linked with the landscape all the time in my photographs; I wanted to return that feeling.