Orange Blaze (Volpaia, Italy, 2015), 2020

May 7, 2020 - November 30, 2020

Tereza Cervenova, Orange Blaze (Volpaia, Italy, 2015), 2020

ALMA ZEVI, in collaboration with the artist Tereza Cervenova, is pleased to present an edition of 30 photographic prints, sold to benefit Women for Refugee Women. Women for Refugee Women is a charity helping vulnerable women throughout the UK, many of whom travelled to escape from oppression, domestic violence and human trafficking. The charity is raising funds to continue their work during the Covid-19 pandemic, providing financial and emotional support to those in need. All proceeds from the sale of this limited edition will go directly to the charity.

Orange Blaze (Volpaia, Italy, 2015) is an image of hope, togetherness and vitality. Volpaia is a small village in Tuscany, which the artist visited in 2015. It precedes Cervenova’s most recent body of work in Italy, which was made during the artist’s residency at ALMA ZEVI in Venice in 2019. The subject is a cluster of Pyromania flowers, often referred to as ‘orange blazes.’ The artist writes:

When we arrived it was siesta and everything was still and quiet, no one in the streets, a strange parallel to the current moment. I only took a handful of images on the backdrop of this medieval stone paved place… this is  an image of what I later found to be Pyromania, or Orange Blaze, reaching towards the sun, while being kissed by bees. Entangled and hugging each other, in a community, together.

Tereza Cervenova (b. 1991, Bratislava, Slovakia) received her BA in Photography from Middlesex University in 2014 and her MA in Photography from the Royal College of Art, London in 2018. Recent exhibitions include 20 Years: Celebrating Membership at the National Portrait Gallery, London, 2018 and June at the Brighton Photo Biennale, 2018. Selected group exhibitions include 209 Women UK Parliament and Open Eye Gallery, 2018-2019 (UK), Bloomberg New Contemporaries, BALTIC Newcastle & Block336 London, 2017, Women of the World Festival, Royal Festival Hall, London, 2016, The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, London, 2013 and 2015. In 2019, Cervenova was a finalist for the MACK First Book Award and Nominee for Foam Paul Huf Award. She was chosen for the prestigious Bloomberg New Contemporaries Prize in 2017 and won the John Kobal New Work Award in 2015. Her work is included in the collections of The National Portrait Gallery, London, (UK); John Kobal Foundation, London (UK); TATE Artist’s Book Collection, London, (UK); Fine & Decorative Art Collection, Eton College, Windsor (UK).



Orange Blaze (Volpaia, Italy, 2015), 2020
giclee print
29.7 x 21 cm (work)
20 x 16 cm (image size)
Edition of 30
individually signed, numbered and dated by the artist
170 GBP + P&P

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