It was night and we were running from an old city made from stone. We were running away from a huge ghost hunting us and flying above. Everyone was screaming. The ghost flew into the crowd and got small in human size, in a ghost costume he was running away from himself as well and screaming. with a comedian shimmer in his eyes. He asked me if I wanted to see something and I agreed. We walked to the left at the edge of the sea. There was a flood going to destroy the city... which he didn't care about. He asked me if I wanted to live. And I said yes. Then the flood stopped. I saw a sparkle positioned in the sea in my body and in his one, coming through space and time. And my sister in gamekeeper clothes was coming from the right. In Czech, the word "Spirit" and "ghost" are the same.
I live in NL for 11 years and am a bit of a difficult person from a post communist country, born in former Czechoslovakia, who decided to “work” as an artist, not to put my baby to daycare and question all standards of our society and do it differently. Hierarchy and competition, habit of not being responsible for one's own health, vaccinations, human species dominance, authoritative education. While this is the best we made after the long but expiring patriarchal protection and innovation times. Are we fulfilled, free, with a sense of life? So what now?
I'm looking for a secret door beyond that. Coming from the most atheistic country in Europe, probably in the world, some of us are Spiritual in independent way, I see the solution in the inner source of power. And the gate there is open now. I try to live it by studying night dreams myself and also through thoughts of psychologists and visions of artists and writers, musicians or herbalists. And mainly letting life flow to show me things and share.
In the medium of painting I like the touch of slow life, focus and healing silence. Painting sometimes twists to 2D works such as textile images. I experienced herbal dyes and wool spinning, healing herbs vibe for body and for the tapestries. On and off successful searching.
That lifestyle puts me into an excommunicated position of minorities, which might in cave time lead to death and now it hits on invisible levels. Therefore I'm learning to love this way and to be useful for society instead of complaining. Looking for inspirative stories in nature and natural life for our city life, which is exciting too. Modern myths I'm discovering in dreams or in visions inspired by outside experiences, I'm painting and also singing with a not so active introverted art band MARIA.
I studied in Prague at Prazacka Gymnazium 2003-2007, I had great teachers and had a chance to read C. G. Jung, A. de Souzanelle or J. Heffernanova when I was 16years old. Than I graduated in visual art at West Bohemian University in 2011 from Illustration (if that's art than I'm done with it), the same year I moved to Germany and awarded an internship in C&A as textile designer in Dusseldorf (that gave me fever & burnout for 1,5 years and I quickly run back to art). Year later I moved to The Netherlands to study fine art (call me crazy the second BcA.) and graduated in 2015 from The Royal Academy of Art in fine art at painting department. Since than I have atelier at De Besturing studio "complex" in Den Haag and since 2021 sharing with my newborn baby.
other inspirations, interests and plans
Interested in non linear world of causes and consequences. According to the Chinese I Tjing (2000. B. C.) the perception of cause and effect is different than ours. It organically perceives life, where the relationship of causes and consequences is synchronous and events intertwine in many layers. Artists often feel it without knowing. The Western spirit processes this suspicion in various works of art and philosophy as well.
Richard Weiner, a Czech-Jewish German writer (1884-1937), is proud to be a plaything of nonlinear consequences. The same is discussed in the novel by the Russian writer Mchaill Boelgakov (1891-1940) Master and Margaret when the Devil talks to a socialist writer who thinks he knows how his day will go but he dies. Related aspects are widely described by my favorite Swiss psychologist Carl Gustav Jung (1875–1961) in his description of the unconscious (which includes night dreams – the medium of our soul). A book by the American therapist James Hillman (1926–2011) says that man was born in his perfect self (seat) as a complete being, thus denying the belief in the linearity of time…just like the view of I Tjing. The childhood stories are already reflective and show the repeating pattern, the full potential of a human mission.
Besides making my work I co/organize group exhibitions (in Den Haag, Rotterdam, and Prague) and the biennale art-music festival Itch Tongue. I try to be active in atelier building De Besturing, I did artworks infiltration in the city, atelier presentations, audio performances, I received studio visits (from Stroom, Unfair, Glasgow International, galleries, and artists). I do workshops for KABK young talent now for 2nd time. I exchange knowledge with other members of the building (embroidery technology, textile prints, and I’m starting to learn and experiment with glaze and firing). I love barefoot shoes, healing herbs also in the city, camping, alternative education from Stainer's schools, Montessori, democratic schools, homeschooling, unschooling, Summerhill school, my nearly 20 years exploring of night dreams.
With my artist family we are looking for a house in the countryside near Prague. I want to set up an artist residency between Holland and Czech Republic, Bohemia, land /named from Bojans, a Celtic tribe, to offer more nature to local artists and also to meet artists here to invite.