Lili Ploskova lives and works in Vienna, Austria as an artist, freelance graphic and textile designer. She was born 1975 in Bulgaria. After finishing the
Art School in Sofia, she came to Austria to study first Painting, Tapestry and Animation in the class of Prof. Attersee, and then Graphic Design and Advertising in Prof. Luerzer´s class. In 2002 she graduated with a MA degree in Painting and Graphics at the University for Applied Arts in Vienna.
The variety of her education, as well as the artist´s own open-minded understanding of art is the explanation for the diversity of her artistic work.
Beside classic genres like figural painting and graphics, Lili loves to work with silk-screen printing techniques and collages. There are series of textile objects, installations, photography and film in her portfolio as well.
Additionally, from 2006 till 2017, believing that art has to be “used and worn”, Lili Ploskova founded and ran her silk-screen-printing studio “LILA PIX”. She managed to establish her label for quality hand printed textile on an international level. Since 2012 some of her design pieces had been represen-
ted in several Austrian museum shops.
Still, the core of her art is a fusion of painting and graphics, always committed to the quest of a unique aesthetics – the aesthetics in human relations, everyday situations, nature occurrences or even simple objects. She is looking for the beauty of the single moment, captured by her camera, trying to find an artistic relation to it.
A big part of her oeuvre is devoted to portraiture. Lili explores unknown strangers, popular personalities, a family member or herself with the same intense and curiosity. The signature in her portraits is the strong emotional impression, as well as boldly used colours and outlines.
An important topic in Lili´s work is Time. First, with the idea of repetition, provided by the silk-screen printing technique, Lili replicates and extends the particular moment of picturing a person or object. Later, she prints “In Layers” over each other to compress the time-component, leaving in appearance only the brilliance of the colours.
In the last decade Lili was determined to her “Hidden Projects” – hundreds of ink drawings, collages and paintings on paper. Some of these artworks
are studies of nature or objects, others had been used for the silk-screen masks – all of them stayed undiscovered till now.