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Markéta Korečková

First Name
Markéta
Surname
Korečková
Born
1975
Birth place
Chrudim
Website
www.koreckova.net
Keywords
installation art
sculpture
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About artist

Markéta Korečková ranks among the most notable sculptors from the generation that arrived on the Czech art scene during the second half of the 1990s. The artist found a viable theme for creating her statues and statue installations in the archetypally-perceived polarity given by the male / female principle. It is with a certain dose of irony that she follows current transformations and new ”demarcation“ of both poles in a changing society. For Korečková it is characteristic to use atypical materials to build sculptural forms along with the usage and transformation of already existing language forms in emerging spatial works (her inspiration is, for example, fairy-tales, historical teaching literature, folklore, comics, sci-fi stories, etc.). Her leitmotif is the heterogeneous pairing: a character-figure, which takes on a symbolic meaning. These are the motors of all action, creation, endurance, disappearance (closure), and renewal of life paths. The ”prince“ and “princess“ are the ideal attributive prototypes joining in themselves the ideal of corporal and spiritual. In non-descript geometric forms it is then the centre (most often a circle) and a vertical (a column, a stem/trunk) shown as a symbolic transcription of male and female sexuality. Markéta Korečková’s quota for realisation up to now indicates dynamic movement, at which she arrives inside the sculptural concept oscillating between the male and female principle, alternatively working with their mutual distinction or, to the contrary, merging. This is reflected in the opportunely hybrid organic forms that join in themselves heterogeneous material elements and technologies. Her initial attacking humour and irony, which the viewer feels upon immediate contact with the artist’s works, gradually slow down and turn into a sort of damaging seriousness relating to basic questions on the actual form and sense of being itself (in the Buberian relationship of YOU and I and outside that). It is as if through the statue’s surface we analogically get inside a certain problem, into a trap created by weaving a spiral and countermovements, a living tissue, swallowing organs and pulsing sap, into the concrete form of something we reminisce about, but which we will seemingly never be able to fully recall. Korečková masterfully uses the strategy of contrast. Something on the order of immediate cooling, a fast death, restart, etc. Further unsuspected meanings and associational depths wait beyond the first omnipresent, relaxed, ironic level.

 

Author of the annotation
Petr Vaňous

Published
2008

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Studies:
1993 Sommerakademie Salzburg, prof.L. Ewing
1992-1999 Academy of Fine Arts, Prague, studio of new media, Milan Knížák,
studio of sculpture of Karel Nepraš, studio of sculpture, Jindřich Zeithammel
1989-1992 SPŠKS Hořice

Awards:
2007 Finalistka soutěže Cena 333 NG a ČEZ
1999 Ateliérová cena
1997 Mezinárodní sochařské symposium Kikinda (YU)
1997 Mezinárodní sochařské symposium Kikinda (YU)
1996 Ateliérová cena

Exhibitions

Solo exhibitions
2007
Něco za něco,Galerie Katakomby, Brno (s Jánem Mackem)

2006
Krvavé romance Odlastní galerie vysočiny, Jihlava (s J. Valečkou)

2005
Růžovka ,galerie Fons,Pardubice (s P. Marečkovou)

2001
Prostor pro jedno dílo, Pražákův Palác, Moravská Galerie, Brno
Group exhibitions not included in ARTLIST.
2012
Originální perspektivy: Výběr ze současné české a slovenské tvorby umělců mladé a střední generace, Galerie U Bílého jednorožce, Klatovy

2010
Female Hysteria, Galerie Beseda, Ostrava

2009
Už stovky let to nebolí, Galerie Šternberk, Šternberk

2008
Nic na odiv...?, Psychiatrická klinika - Kateřinská zahrada, Praha

2007
Finalisté 333, Veletržní palác,Národní galeri v Praze
Art Safari 14, Studio Bubec, Praha
Chemie, Galerie Sýpka, Pardubice

2006
Black 06, galerie Sýpka, PardubiceDívčí sen, Komunikační prostor, Školská 24, Praha
Dívčí sen, Městské muzeum, Bystřice pod Pernštýnem
LUCKY A12,, Galerie Městské besedy, Chrudim
Kvalitní řešení, Galerie moderního umění, Hradec Králové
Moc podvědomí, Galerie Millenium, Praha

2005
Erotické sny, GPSart gate,Praha
Lesbická škola Karla Nepraše,Dům umění,Opava
Romantický horor,Galerie u Prstenu,Praha
Pohádka,galerie ,Millenium Praha

2004
Socha v zahradě,botanická zahrada Albertov Praha
Dole Bez, škola prof. Karla Nepraše,Galerie Městské besedy, Chrudim
Tschechischen Sommer,Kunstraum B ,Kiel, SRN

2003
16,5 sochy, galerie VŠUP, Praha
Po roce, Setkání studentů prof. Karla Nepraše, Muzeum Hořice

2002
Revolver in der Tasche, NOD Roxy, Praha

2001
Společná výstava, Lenox, Praha
A léta běží vážení..., U kamene, Cheb
Šuliny si šeptají, Roxy NooD, Praha

2000
Klasika 2000,MG,Olomouc
Klasika 2000, Důl Michal, Ostrava
Společná výstava, Muzeum, Vyškov
Učedníci Karla Nepraše, Veselí na Moravě
AVU 2000, Mánes, Praha
Věž PKO,Liberec

1999
Diplomanti AVU, Karolinum, Praha

1997
Výstava AVU, Mánes, Praha

1994
Studenti prof. Karla Nepraše,U prstenu, Praha

1993
Studenti prof.M.Knížáka, Půda, Olomouc

Monography

Articles

INtroCITY/ Nukleární rodina (katalog), P. Vaňous, 2008

Revue art 4/2007,Ironický výkřik a úzkostné echo, P. Vaňous

ČT2,Artmix 6 a7.10. Talent měsíce 2007

A2,rubrika Galerie,P.Vaňous,2007

Dívčí sen,(katalog).B.Lungová,2006

Krvavé romance (recenze),Atelier, 2006

Kvalitní řešení,(recenze), M.Vítková, Atelier,2006

Krvavé romance (recenze),R. Janás, Art Antiques, 2006

Kvalitní řešení,(katalog), M.Vítková, 2006

Růžovka,(recenze),P.Fimfrlová, Ateliér 2005

Sedmioké veverky a romantický horor,(recenze),J.Duhajský, Ateliér,2005

Lesbická škola Karla Nepraše,(recenze),J. Vomáčka, Ateliér,2005

Dole Bez,(recenze),M.Seranová,Ateliér 2004

Klasika 2000,(katalog),Š.Bieleszová,2000

Diplomanti AVU,(katalog),1999,J. David, T. Kotalík, 1999

Photo

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