The story

Consider the murky depths of the ocean - we never know quite what to expect there. Even seasoned oceanic explorers are still awed by their findings from the deep. 
Water holds endless mystery to us - it represents that which is certainly there, but cannot be seen. 
Water has also been known to be a womb symbol and as such, an emblem of birth, fertility and woman-ness. This association comes from many ancient flood myths, and the "from water springs life" concept. 
You are part of “it” and vice versa “it” is part of you.  

 
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The process

In Hide and Seek represents a printmaking technique of a linocut print. A design is cut into the linoleum surface with a sharp knife, with the uncarved areas representing a reversal/mirror image of the parts to show printed. The linoleum sheet is inked with a roller and then impressed onto paper. The actual printing is done with printing press. All done with care and love of the artist, Zuzu Galova. Once the original prints are done, the selected ones are carefully scanned, then printed with the old technique from Japan called risograph to make the quality art prints more accessible to a wider audience. 

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About Zuzu Galova

Zuzu is a Slovak designer, illustrator, photographer and craft-maker with a passion for the natural world. She is currently based in Sydney, Australia, after spending a few years wandering the world. Zuzu and her boyfriend opened the independent graphic design studio, Crea Crea Studio

Known for her diverse skill-set, she has worked with international advertising agencies, start-ups and various organisations including: Coca-Cola, Absolut Vodka, Zoznam.sk and many more.

 

Exhibitions

June 2018  Honky Tonks, Canberra, Australia
June 2018  Midsole, Sneaker Art Exhibition, M2 Gallery, Sydney

 

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Visual artist

As a visual artist and designer, Zuzu has two different styles evident in her personal work. Her recent project Hide and Seek represents her long-time passion for linocut technique and brings it to the wider audience.

Zuzu’s other work, representing her "inner-child" side, is portrayed through fun, children's illustrations. Zuzu has published the children’s book Bunnies Adventures, which has won an award “Best children’s book 2013” in the Art Book Wanted Awards. The book was published in Slovakia.