A K A D É M I A U M E N Í - Ac a d e m y o f A r t s i n B a n s k á B y s t r i c a

We are an arts university in the heart of Slovakia. For more than 23 years, the school has been offering arts education at all three levels of study. The Academy of Arts consists of three faculties: the Faculty of Fine Arts, the Faculty of Performing Arts, and the Faculty of Dramatic Arts. The images in the calendar were created by students from the Department of Graphics at the Faculty of Fine Arts under the guidance of Patrik Ševčík. The department focuses on the use of originality and developing the students' creativity in the production and formation of graphic language.



Patrik Sevcik

is a visual artist from Slovakia. He works with text, photography and found objects which he moves into new contexts. He often negates, erases, or makes texts illegible while pointing out empty things and phenomena. He deals with topics from life, various social and political topics, as well as the influence of the media on daily life. In recent years, he has been working on screen printing and alternative graphics. He has participated in many exhibitions in Slovakia and abroad (Portugal, Canada, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovenia...)


Nikoleta Némethová

is a 23-year-old student of graphic art. At the moment she is studying at the Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica in Slovakia. She is focused on illustration and book design. Throughout her life, she has always been fascinated by everyday life and nature which provide the most common inspirations for her works. She chose sunflowers because for her they are a symbol of summer and have the ability to turn towards the sun like Fassi machines turn towards other objects.


Simona Kubalová

is 22 and studies graphics and visual production at the Banská Bystrica Faculty of Fine Arts. In the past, she has studied promotional art at a private secondary arts school in Žilina. Nowadays, she likes to experiment with many kinds of materials and combine them with traditional graphic techniques. She is also currently enjoying combining painting with various different artistic techniques. She is participating in the FASSI Crane Art Project for the second time. She created an Eiffel tower made from Fassi crane hydraulic booms. She called this work Eif(fassi)el Tower.


Nicol Hochholczerová

is a 21-yearold student who studied furniture and interior design at secondary school and currently attends the Academy of Art in Banská Bystrica. Being a huge bookworm, she mainly focuses on book illustration in her work, using monotype prints for texture and pencil drawing for details. For her work in the Fassi calendar, she wanted to create an eye-catching illustration combining the colourful style of old school tattoos with a Fassi crane representing the arm of the strong woman from the famous ʾWe can do it!ʾ poster.


Mária Guttenová

primarily studied Slovak language, literature and history, but later discovered that this was not what she wanted to pursue in life. So, she diametrically changed direction. For now, she is studying a master’s degree at the Department of Printmaking in Academy of Fine Arts in Banska Bystrica. In her study of this traditional medium, she is trying to find new means of artistic communication. She tried to grasp the idea of the Fassi Project with as much individuality as she possibly could. Basically, she thought it was fun. She wanted to put the machines into creative contexts, so that they would eventually act as part of art.


Zuzana Chovančíková

is a 22-year-old student from Žilina, who mainly makes collages with political or funny topics. She studied graphic design in secondary school and decided to continue it in college. For the first 2 years she tried sculpture and spatial design, now she continues in the graphic studio of Mr. Ševčík. In the future, she would like to work for a graphic studio or asa designer. In this project, she was fascinated by the unlimited possibilities and the corporate colour of red. The combination of the most famous Italian painting and this project seemed to be a good option to her.


Zuzana Kosecová

was lost in grammar school and then found herself at the Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica. She instantly fell in love with old graphic techniques, mostly linocut printing, but she also enjoys digital graphics, which is why she decided to participate in this project. In this piece for Fassi she went for a play on words, using a simple homonym and the minimalistic design of origami paper crafts. She is not very good with words, especially when writing about herself. That's why she mainly expresses herself through fine art.

Thank you to the school, Fassi staff and all those who participated in this project to make it possible.

Fassi Gru S.p.A. - Loader cranes manufacturer since 1965

Fassi Gru is the market leader among Italian producers. Its product range and sales numbers place it among the top producers of hydraulic cranes in the world.

Fassi’s production potential is approximately 12,000 cranes per year. The entire range is exported and distributed throughout the world through an efficient and widespread distribution network. From Canada to France, from the UK to Australia, Fassi’s professionalism is reflected in the company’s aim to meet different market needs, which are often linked to the specific geographical and economic conditions of individual countries.