She grows rust at home and paints with it

Natália Šimonová announced the winner of the Painting 2020 competition.

Natália Šimonová: Reťazák, winner of the competition Painting 2020Natália Šimonová: Reťazák, winner of the competition Painting 2020 (Source: VÚB Foundation )

The 15th year of the 2020 Painting competition by the VÚB Foundation has announced its winners.

The international jury decided that the top winner is Natália Šimonová. She applied to the competition for the first time, the Sme daily reported.

The winning painting is from a series named Post Structure. It is painted with rust, catching the attention of the jury.

Rust as a colour? Why not!

Rust resembles something old, decrepit, lonely or ugly, something that can make a person very dirty.

But young artist Natália Šimonová swears by this “dirty work.” She used rust when painting quite often and that is why she is growing it on her own.

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