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Martina Krupickova

From: Czech Republic

Joined: May 19, 2009

Web: www.martinakrupickova.com


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About

1975, Svetla nad Sazavou, Czech Republic.

I graduated from a prestigious fashion design school in Brno, Czech Republic, majoring in Textile and Knitwear; this is where I developed my skill of drawing and painting.

After graduating, I spent several months in England and the USA. For most of the year I’m living and painting in Prague.

I love classic paintings, especially from the Impressionist period and like many artists I’m fascinating by light and perspective. Many of my pictures feature nature, cityscapes and transport — from what I see in my life. People appear very rarely in my pictures; when they do appear they represent normal life around us.

My first oil painting was in 1999 as a Christmas gift for my partner and has resulted in many more paintings since. I started with canvas sizes in the 100 x 100 cm range; all characterized by strong colour and bold strokes on a black background playing with light and shadow. A palette knife is used in the creation of these paintings. Recently, I’ve experimented with a red canvas background and also smaller canvases (40 x 40 cm). I still use a palette knife but for the smaller pictures I sometimes need a small brush. Since that first painting in 1999, I believe I’ve developed my own style. The light is the most important part of the painting. It can give the right sparkle or completely destroy it. I try to capture the right balance of light and shadow to add depth.


I've held several successful exhibitions in the Czech Republic. My paintings are held in private collections in the Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, UK, USA, Canada, Belgium, France and Sweden.

2.6.2009 interview on Czech Television CT1 in popular talkshow "Vsechnoparty"


9.6. - 17.8.2008 - Royal Academy of Art Summer Exhibition in London

Figuration of Pharma Nord Education and Research Center, CR

On YouTube I placed the short presentation of my older and newer paintings - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0HzgT1oUf0

February 2017
The picture “Bologna" was chosen out of 447 entries from around the world and received an Special Merit Award Category in “CityScapes”. The picture is shows on www.lightspacerime.com

January 2017
The picture “Number 14” was chosen out of 890 entries from around the world, 32 countries and received an Special Merit Award Category in Painting “All Women Art Exhibition”. The picture is shows on www.lightspacetime.com

April 2016
The picture “River Sázava” was chosen out of 738 entries from around the world, 28 countries and received an Special Merit Award Category in Painting “Landscape”. The picture is shows on www.lightspacetime.com

February 2016
The picture “After rain in Bratislava” was chosen out of 478 entries from around the world, 16 countries and received a 7th Place /Hon. Mention - Painting & Other Category in "CityScapes"2016 Art Exhibition and the picture "Prague Roofs" was also awarded in the special recognition cat

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Comments on this portofolio

Mimmo Migliore on Aug 30, 2012 2:12am :

Belle opere. Complimenti

Stella Velka on Feb 04, 2012 11:43am :

Nádherné práce :)
Klobúk dolu !

Ioan Boros on Feb 03, 2012 8:18pm :

Hi Martina Your work takes us back to the french impressionism.Lovely

Leslie Frank Hollander on Feb 03, 2012 4:49pm :

I like your work! The tone and color goes well. Your gallery it's very-very nice and vell built. Bravo!

Art Ilse Schill on Jun 04, 2009 12:16am :

great works:-)