My technique is based on technique of imitation gold and silver used since the Middle Age.
I am trying to encode stories of everyday life into a simple character.
Pavla Soukupová draws on the traditional values of Czech art,with its restraint,
balanced proportions, intimacy and playfulness,its lyrical mood and leanings toward symbolism,
and the almost illustrative recounting of various narratives.
She is one of those artists who has rediscovered secessionist ornamentation and symbolism.
In her free work space loses its depth,and the emphasis is on strong lines
and the clear structuring of the surface of a picture.
PhDr. Jiří Machalický
1974- 1977 • Václav Hollar Art School, Prague
1977- 1984 • Academy of Arts AVU in Prague, professor L. Čepelák’s studio
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2017 • 10 let galerie S | 10 years anniversary of Gallery S, Pavilon Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
2012 • Zdroje úžasu | Wonder, with Kamila Najbrtová, Malá Skála, Czech Republic
2006 • Gallery S, Prague, Czech Republic
2005 • Vernon Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
2004 • Obláčky | Clouds, Galerie Alfa a Omega, Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
2001 • Malá Šárka Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
2000 • Sestřičky | Sisters, Galerie Gambit, Prague, Czech Republic
1999 • together with Jozef Soukup and Kamila Najbrtová, Museum Semily, Czech Republic
1997 • Skácelík Gallery, Olomouc, Czech Republic
1995 • Lucerna, Prague, Czech Republic
1992 • Činoherní klub, Prague, Czech Republic
1992 • together with Michal Šarše, Béhémot Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
1986 • together with Jozef Soukup, AFT , Paris, France
since 2006 • running Gallery S (a home gallery), Prague, Czech Republic
National Gallery in Prague, Czech Republic
National Gallery in Bratislava, Slovakia
UMPRUM Museum, Prague, Czech Republic
North Bohemian Museum in Liberec, Czech Republic