In Fieri

In Fieri

IT – Uno scatto in lunga esposizione per ricordare la creazione dell’opera “Inner Travel”. EN – A shot made using long exposure technique to remember the creation of “Inner Travel” artwork. FR – Une photo faite avec la technique de … Continue reading

Flowers in Tuscany…

Flowers in Tuscany…

Celebrating nature, flowers and plants in Tuscany with Pentax K-r plus 28-70 mm aspherical lens and 18-55 DAL. Photographs have been resized, for a larger and clear version visit Plants and flowers Set on Flickr.

White Quartz Drops

How Graptoveria looks like in a rainy day…

Ruins of Freedom

One can still hear them charging their rifles and shoot to freedom.

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Rail tails

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…rail tracks to the port

realm of cranes, pipelines and pylons…

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Michaela Kašparová

Michaela Kašparová is an artist from Libereč, Czech Republic, who creates canvas, soft toys and tubes. Her background as surveyor and, later, at university level as textile and clothing designer, is evident in her works, which include urban landscapes, multiple vanishing points, unconventional perspectives and a variety of colors. In addition, Michaela attended drawing, toys’ design and oil painting courses: she clearly devotes her attention to details, both at technique and material choice level. Oil colors, cleared vinyl glue and paper, composed together with extreme imagination and enjoyment, create life scenes populated with animals and citizens, giving the idea of peacefulness and serenity, with an original touch as well. Have you ever imagined a handful of frogs which walk through the street, or fishing from the top edge of a building, or balancing on a tightrope knotted around the infinite? Yes, that’s possible in Michaela’s world.

Her soft toys are realized in various dimensions and consist in cotton fabric colored by specific permanent marker, often without buttons nor brooches, specifically tailored for playing kids (but not only…). In fact, they symbolize Michaela’s genuine passion for theatre and folk artistic expression, turning themselves into the main characters of representations played on the top of the tubes, from which they observe all human activities, in a continuous exchange between real scene and set-reality.

Michaela’s tubes are made of reels, from the textile industry, inserted on a round-shaped iron base; reels are painted with oil colors or covered with painted paper, representing scenes of animals (frogs) and people life. At the top of these tubes sit soft toys or other compositions which host them, key hooks, trays: all is built up for reuse, often with an unusual practical function associated.

Michaela Kašparová holds both in solo and collective exhibitions; you can find her works in windows of book and fine arts shops of northern Italy. She currently lives in Lucca, which represents often the background of her canvas, and she’s member of Arte in Lucca (Art in Lucca), an association of artists living in that city.

Interview held by Milla Kazimir on March 22nd, 2012 during her in solo exhibition in Zubbolandia fine arts shop of Pisa.

ITALIAN VERSION

Michaela Kašparová è un’artista originaria di Libereč, Repubblica Ceca, creatrice di quadri, pupazzi e tubi. 

La sua formazione di geometra e, successivamente universitaria in design del tessuto e dell’abbigliamento, si riflette chiaramente nelle sue opere: paesaggi urbani, linee di fuga, prospettive non convenzionali e tanto colore. Michaela ha frequentato anche corsi di disegno, progettazione di giocattoli e pittura a olio: è evidente la sua attenzione ai dettagli, sia a livello di tecnica che di scelta di materiali e supporti. Colori a olio, colla vinilica ben slavata e carta, composti con estrema fantasia e giocosità, danno vita a scene di vita animale e cittadina che regalano serenità e spensieratezza, con un tocco di originalità. Mai immaginato delle rane che camminano per strada, che pescano dal cornicione di un palazzo o che si tengono in equilibrio su una fune collegata all’infinito? Tutto questo è possibile nel mondo di Michaela.

I pupazzi, in varie dimensioni, sono realizzati in stoffa colorata con pennarelli indelebili per tessuto e la maggior parte non presenta bottoni né altri inserti mobili, appositamente pensati come strumento di gioco per bambini (ma non solo). Simboleggiano tutta l’autentica passione di Michaela per il teatro e le espressioni artistiche folk, diventando i protagonisti di rappresentazioni che si svolgono dall’alto di tubi, da cui osservano le attività umane di grandi e piccoli, in uno scambio continuo tra scena reale e realtà scenografica.

I tubi consistono in bobine utilizzate nell’industria tessile inserite su una base in ferro circolare; tutto è dipinto con colori a olio o coperto di carta dipinta, con soggetti tratti dal mondo animale e cittadino. Sulla sommità siedono i pupazzi o altre costruzioni che li ospitano, ganci per le chiavi, supporti portaoggetti: tutto è composto nell’ottica del riutilizzo e dell’associazione, talvolta inusuale, di cose e funzione pratica.

Michaela Kašparová espone in mostre personali, collettive, in vetrine di librerie e negozi di arti grafiche e ha lavorato anche in estemporanee. Vive attualmente a Lucca, città che ricorre spesso come sfondo dei quadri, ed è socia di Arte in Lucca, associazione di artisti lucchesi.

Intervista di Milla Kazimir, il 22 marzo 2012, presso il negozio di belle arti Zubbolandia di Pisa.

   

Flyer for Michaela’s exhibition in Pinocchio Park – Collodi, Italy.

 

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The Foreboding Series

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Stifling yellow – Merciless red – Deaf white – Dreadful doll – Dead green

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EMILIE AUTUMN Show – March 31st, 2012 @ Auditorium Flog, Florence

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Atomic Visions

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Pre-Atomic Visions

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