Erik Šille

Šille belongs to the generation of Slovak artists who entered the scene after 2000. He holds many awards, for instance: Mladý tvorca for 2010 given by the Tatra banka Foundation, and the Igor Klný Award for 2006. In his three-dimensional pictures and objects the viewer is faced with visually effective scenes reflecting contemporary society. He finds inspiration in contemporary pop culture icons, whom he deforms and combines with scenes based on the history of art and architecture and which he places in clusters into fanciful landscapes.