I’m Czech artist and anthropologist living and creating in Prague and Čtyřkoly, Czech Republic.
I am trying to tell a story through my artworks, open uncomfortable topics, reflect and analyse some sociocultural phenomena, break taboos and deviate from generally accepted cultural constructs.
I am focusing on stories connected to motherhood (including childlessness and the experience of baby loos), perception of a body and sexuality. My art features almost exclusively female characters who embody these stories.
I exhibited my artworks besides Czechia also in Peru, Brazil, Mexico, Spain, Germany and many more… (as listed here). My art exhibitions are sometimes also some kind of psychomagical acts with wider message and overlap into spiritual~ritualistic experience.
I am using combination of techniques and experimenting with different kind of paints, pens and substances on photograph, canvas (or any kind of suitable surface).
As an anthropologist I finished one fieldwork in Morocco and currently teaching at Charles University and working on my PhD with fieldwork in Peru, where I worked for several years as a tour guide for travel agency Alvarez. My anthropological education very deeply influences my artistic expression, however art gives me much more expressive freedom.
In years 2020 – 2023 I also worked as art director at Beseder Gallery, where I curated and organized art exhibitions and wide range of cultural events.
- Designs for Japanese clothing company Tcollector, with my own brand Ex-lusi-vE since 2008.
- Designs and cooperation with Peruvian surfboard company JCH surfboards in 2009-2012.
- Design for Union Snowboard bindings in 2014.
- Design for the bottles of Peruvian craft beer Barbarian in 2017.
- Design for the bottles of Czech craft beer Kolčavka in 2021 – for the 200 years of Peruvian independence.
- Book illustrations: “Růže“ by Natalie Kocab in 2003.
- Movie poster for Czech crime comedy „Not now, Peaches“ by Lukas Bulava, released in 2015.
Owners and Models
My artworks float all around the world with owners like American skateboarder Tony Hawk, American Jackass creator and editor-in-chief of Big Brother skateboarding magazine Dave Carnie; American singer John Connor (Dog Eat Dog); American former skateboarder and musician Matt Hensley (Flogging Molly); American pro-surfer Sean Poynter; Argentinian singer and songwriter Carlos Rodríguez (Boom Boom Kid); Brazilian punk singer DMNT (Juventude Maldita); Spanish photographer Jorge Algaba; British anthropologist Karen O’Reilly; Peruvian singer Ysabel Omega; Czech musician Moimir Papalescu; Czech musician, singer and songwriter Filip Vondrášek (Fast Food Orchestra); Czech legendary musician Ivo Pospíšil (Garáž) and many more… (see the gallery).
My models include amazing women like singer Mariana Wesley (ex Prague Ska Conspiracy, Blastersex), girls of punk band Sour Bitch and ska band Larika, singer and writer Natalie Kocab, Mexican singer and medicine woman Margarida „La Malinche“ Arrocha, Israeli pianist Marina Kantor, naturopath Gabriela Tuatti, Canadian artist Jessica Serran and many more…