"Strong expression, complex and often ambivalent symbolism, a refined color scheme and light qualities accentuate the specific grasp of inner spirituality in the paintings by Pavla Malinová. They present a complex aesthetics which lightly glides through a whole range of diverse historical references without narcissistically wallowing in a self-referential relation to the classic medium.” (jury statement)

Pavla Malinová (*1985, Vsetín) graduated from the Painting Studio of the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Ostrava. She is a figural painter whose paintings show robust figures engaged in a play of multiple meanings. Malinová employs current and archetypal symbolism, the male and female principle as well as personal romanticism in a post-factual era. Her paintings often step out of their two-dimensionality into space, becoming object compositions; or, on the contrary, are created in the site-specific spirit right on the gallery wall. Allusions to modernist morphology go hand in hand with the rawness of art brut. Malinová has introduced her work in a number of independent galleries and art institutions across the Czech Republic as well as in Berlin, Brussels and Cracow.

This website uses cookies to provide services, personalize ads, and analyze traffic cookies.
By using this website, you consent to the use of cookies.