Martina Krupičková

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Martina Krupičková
Born Martina Krupičková
(1975-09-15)September 15, 1975
Světlá nad Sázavou, Czech Republic
Nationality Czech
Known for Painter
Movement Post-Impressionism

Martina Krupičková (Czech pronounced [Kru-pich-kov-ah]) (born 15 September 1975) is a Czech artist who paints in the Post-Impressionism style.

Early life[edit]

Martina Krupičková was born in the Czech town of Světlá nad Sázavou, approx. 100 km from Prague. She was the second child of Helena and Jiří Krupičkovi. The family maintain a 600m2 picturesque garden beside the Sázava River.

In 1990, one year after the Velvet Revolution, Krupičková commenced Fashion Design and Textile studies at a prestige school in Brno. These studies, lasting four years, improved her design, drawing and painting skills. However, it would be some time before these would be put into practice as the world was opening up to Czechs, who could now travel abroad relatively easily.

In 1995 Krupičková spent six months in London. In 1998 she spent six months traveling in the United States. In 1999 Krupičková returned to Prague and started to paint. Her first oil painting was a Christmas gift for her partner. She started with canvas sizes in the 100 x 100 cm range; all characterized by strong color and bold strokes on a black background playing with light and shadow. A palette knife was used in the creation of these paintings.

Recently, Krupičková has experimented with a red canvas background and also smaller canvases (40 x 40 cm). Quote: "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."

Krupičková has since had 20 exhibitions, including a work in the 2008 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.[1]

She was interviewed on Czech Television CT1 Dobre Rano (17 June 2008),[2] and on Czech Television CT1 in the talkshow Všechnopárty (2 June 2009).[3]

Awards[edit]

Date Description Link
April 2016 The painting “River Sázava” was chosen out of 738 entries from around the world, 28 countries and received an Special Merit Award Category in Painting “Landscape" Art Exhibition 2016. Painting “River Sázava” on www.lightspacetime.com
February 2016 The painting “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 painting “Prague Roofs” was also awarded in the special recognition category. Paintings “After rain in Bratislava” and “Prague Roofs” on www.lightspacetime.com
August 2015 The painting “Odd one out” was chosen out of 660 entries from around the world and received a Special Merit Award in “Nature” 2015 Art Exhibition. Painting “Odd one out” and on www.lightspacetime.com
1.3.2014 – 31.3.2014 The painting “Number 18″ was chosen out of 547 entries from around the world and received a 4th Place – Painting Category and 9th Place — Overall Category in the “CityScapes Art Competition” 2014 Art Exhibition Painting "Number 18" on www.lightspacetime.com
6.9.2013 – 30.9.2013 The painting “Paradise” was chosen out of 564 entries from around the world and received a Special Recognition Award in “Landscapes” 2013 Art Exhibition Painting "Paradise" on www.lightspacetime.com

Current Exhibitions[edit]

Date Description Location and Link
22.9.-25.9.2016 Contemporary Art Fair - Art Tentation, Monaco (represented by Galeria Gaudí) Art Tentation, MonacoGaleria Gaudí, Madrid
31.7.-30.9.2016 Exhibition and sale of paintings at the Hotel Kaskáda, Husovo nám. 17, Ledeč nad Sázavou, Czech Republic Hotel Kaskáda, Ledeč

Past Exhibitions[edit]

Date Description Location
3.7.-30.7.2016 Exhibition and sale of paintings at the castle gallery Ledeč, Ledeč nad Sázavou, Czech Republic Castle Gallery Ledeč
13.7.2015 - 23.8.2015 Exhibition of paintings Galerie Na Půdě, náměstí Trčků z Lípy 16 582 91 Světlá nad Sázavou, Czech Republic Galerie Na Půdě
23.11.2011 – 29.02.2012 Exhibition and sale of paintings at Galerie Fatboy The Original, Bartoškova 1448/26, Prague 4 - Nusle
7.11.2010 - 28.01.2011 Exhibition and sale of paintings at fashion atelier and gallery A+G FLORA, Přemyslovská 29, 130 00 Prague 3
Aug/Sep 2010 Exhibition and sale of paintings at CNC Invest Group CNC Invest Group, Prague 10
Autumn 2009 Exhibition and sale of paintings at Education and Research Center Education and Research Center, Pražská 387, Odolená Voda - Dolínek
Summer 2009 Exhibition and sale of paintings at ALMA restaurant ALMA restaurant, Prague 1, Žatecká 53/10
9.6. - 17.8.2008 Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, London
Autumn 2008 Exhibition and sale of paintings at KEY INVESTMENTS a.s. KEY INVESTMENTS a.s., Prague 1
Summer 2008 Exhibition and sale of paintings at Komerční bank Komerční bank, Prague 8
Summer 2008 Exhibition and sale of paintings at The Little Whale Restaurant The Little Whale Restaurant, (U malé velryby) Maltézské nám. 15, Prague 1
2007 Exhibition and sale of paintings at Gallery Na Pude Gallery Na Pude at Svetla nad Sazavou. Pictures from the opening event [1]
2006 Exhibition and sale of paintings at Patriot-x Gourmet Club & Gallery Patriot-x Gourmet Club & Gallery, V Celnici 3, Prague 1. Pictures of the exhibition [2]
2006 On the 4.10.2006, former President of the Czech Republic, Václav Havel and his wife Dagmar visited the exhibition and presented at the Vize 97 award to Polish Sociologist, Zygmunt Bauman, on behalf of The Dagmar and Václav Havel Foundation 'Vize 97'. Press report of the event (in Czech)[3]
2006 Exhibition and sale of paintings at Ristorante Isabella Ristorante Isabella, U Milosrdnych 2, 110 00 Prague 1. Pictures of the exhibition [4]
2006 Exhibition and sale of paintings at ALBIO ALBIO, Truhlarska 20, Prague 1
2005 Exhibition 'From the Life Around Us' at Club Gallery of the Vikadlo Theatre Vikadlo Theatre, Štítného 6, 130 00 Prague 3
2004 Exhibition and sale of paintings at Design District Petrin showroom. Design District Petrin showroom, Ujezd 19, Prague 1
2004 Exhibition and sale of paintings at Café Nordica - The Scandinavian House Café Nordica - The Scandinavian House, Zlatnicka 10, Prague 1
2004 Exhibition and sale of paintings at SOUTERRAIN. SOUTERRAIN, Bělehradská 82 (cellar) 120 00 Prague 2
2003 Exhibition of paintings at Hollywood Car Show Hollywood Car Show, Seoul, South Korea

Gallery of paintings[edit]


Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Hogan, Paul. "I Could Have Been a Contender", The Observer, 8 June 2008. Retrieved 11 August 2008.
  2. ^ CT1 Dobre Rano. "CT1 Dobre Rano", CT1, 17 June 2008. Retrieved 19 July 2009.
  3. ^ CT1 Všechnopárty. "CT1 Všechnopárty", CT1, 2 June 2009. Retrieved 19 July 2009.

External links[edit]

  • Martina Krupickova interviewed on the popular Czech ČT1 television talkshow Všechnopárty hosted by Jan Šíp. [5]
  • Martina Krupickova interviewed on Czech television. [6]
  • www.paintingsfromprague.com [7]
  • www.gallerykrupickova.com [8]
  • www.martinakrupickova.com [9]