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WHEN JUSTINE VARGA GRADUATED WITH HONOURS from the National Art School (NAS) with honours in 2007 she faced a void. Literally. After an intensive technical training she was finally confronted with the freedom, and the challenge, of making work solely for herself. “I set myself the task to go into the studio to do something every day, with the limitation that I could use only what was to be found within it. Fundamental to this time was that I gave myself no deadline to complete the works. I was doing it for no audience,” says Varga.

The austerity of her project and the clarity of her purpose generated a series of photographs work that were minimal but not stringently minimalist. One included in it a roll of tape, another a small toy animal. Mostly

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