Miro Potoma – a follower of the naive art tradition

For this post I had to delve a little into new art terminology. One of the contemporary Rusyn artists from Strocin, Slovakia, Miroslav Potoma, now 55 years old, is an artist whose most fruitful creative years have been marked by a tendency towards naive art (pioneered by Henry Rousseau). The term itself should not be read as childish and immature, but rather as innately genuine, native and natural.

The Village of Korejovce by Miroslav Potoma. Source: Miroslav Potoma Website
The Village of Korejovce by Miroslav Potoma. Source: Miroslav Potoma Website

Potoma’s passion for painting developed in his early years and he’s now an internationally known and award-winning artist specializing in landscape painting using different media – lino-cut, oil, pastel, drawing. He’s still living and working right there in his homeland so if you are looking for something authentic through and through, something that will bring out the magic of your Rusyn traditions and half-forgotten childhood memories, his paintings are it.