Ira Svobodová

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    Inner Matter 3, Acrylic on linen, 59 x 39 in / 150 x 100 cm
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    Inner Matter 5, Acrylic on linen, 31 x 31 in / 80 x 80 cm
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    Inner Matter 7, Acrylic on linen, 39 x 39 in / 100 x 100 cm
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    Inner Matter 9, Acrylic on linen, 39 x 31 in / 80 x 100 cm
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    Inner Matter 11, Acrylic on linen, 55 x 47 in / 140 x 120 cm
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    Inner Matter 14, Acrylic on linen, 55 x 39 in / 140 x 100 cm
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    Papercut 29, 2015, Acrylic on linen, 150 x 100 cm / 59 x 39 in
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    Papercut 27, 2015, Acrylic on linen, 150 x 100 cm / 59 x 39 in
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    Papercut 32, 2015, Acrylic on linen, 150 x 100 cm / 59 x 39 in
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    Papercut 3, 2015, Acrylic on linen, 200 x 140 cm / 78.5 x 55 in
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    Papercut 28, 2015, Acrylic on linen, 200 x 150 cm / 79 x 59 in
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    Papercut 34, 2015, Acrylic on linen, 80 x 60 cm / 31.5 x 23.5 in
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    Papercut 33, 2015, Acrylic on linen, 80 x 60 cm / 31.5 x 23.5 in
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    Papercut 26, 2015, Acrylic on linen, 150 x 100 cm / 59 x 39 in
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    Papercut 30, 2015, Acrylic on linen, 150 x 100 cm / 59 x 39 in
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    Papercut 11, 2015, Acrylic on linen, 150 x 110 cm / 59 x 43.5 in
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    Papercut 20, 2015, Acrylic on linen, 150 x 100 cm / 59 x 39 in
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    Papercut 31, 2015, Acrylic on linen, 150 x 100 cm / 59 x 39 in
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    Papercut 12, 2015, Acrylic on linen, 150 x 100 cm / 59 x 43.5
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    Papercut 13, 2015, Acrylic on linen, 80 x 60 cm / 31.5 x 23.5 in
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    Papercut 8, 2015, Acrylic on linen, 80 x 60 cm / 31.5 x 23 in
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    Papercut 25, 2015, Acrylic on linen, 150 x 100 cm / 59 x 39 in
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    Noir 4, 2015, Acrylic, gold powder on linen, 180 x 140 cm / 71 x 55 in
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    Noir 5, 2015, Acrylic, gold powder on linen, 180 x 140 cm / 71 x 55 in
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    Noir 6, 2015, Acrylic, gold powder on linen, 120 x 100 cm / 47 x 39 in
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    Frame of Pink, 2014, Acrylic on linen, 110 x 110 cm / 43 x 43 in
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    Swallow, 2014, Acrylic on linen, 50 x 40 cm / 19.5 x 15.5 in
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    Prostor 6, 2012, Acrylic on linen, 110 x 110 cm / 43 x 43 in
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    Poem of White, 2013, Acrylic on linen, 135 x 180 cm / 53 x 71 in
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    Quiet Space, 2013, Acrylic on linen, 100 x 100 cm / 39.5 x 39.5 in
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    Poem of White II, 2013, Acrylic on linen, 120 x 160 cm / 47 x 63 in
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    Parasited Composition, 2013, Acrylic on linen, 120 x 150 cm / 47 x 59 in
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    Parasite, 2013, Acrylic on linen, 60 x 60 cm / 23.5 x 23.5 in
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    White Space Inverter, 2012, Acrylic on linen, 160 x 150 cm / 63 x 60 in
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    The Secret of White Space, 2012, Acrylic on linen, 140 x 200 cm / 55 in x 79 in
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b. 1986, Prague, Czech Republic
Lives and works in Prague, Czech Republic

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Svobodová is inspired by the world of architecture. Her work features modernistic geometrical compositions in pure color tones. She employs a laborious technique applying special acrylic gels to glaze pure, unmixed colors.

Blending spatial dimensions; Playing with possibilities and impossibilities; Hidden anticipation only partially uncovered. These are common themes of Czech painter Ira Svobodová’s two new bodies of work, Noir and Papercut. In each series there is a shift in her painting from her earlier works. The new direction is balanced yet unsettling—implementing optical deceptions that teeter on the edge of abstract and recognizable, between two- and three-dimensional spaces.

Together these bodies of work reveal that it is sometimes better to stay in a realm of uncertainty, groping between what appears to be a reality, what seems physically touchable, yet where any attempt to grasp suddenly escapes.

Adapted from original text by: PhDr. Tereza Bruthansová
English Rhetoric Consultant and Copy Editor: Leora Lutz

Ira Svobodová obtained her MFA from the Academy of Fine Arts, Prague. Svobodová’s work has been displayed in the Czech National Gallery of Modern Art and in the Ministry of Culture in Prague. While representing CES at VOLTA NY 2015, her presentation was listed as a top ten “must see” booth at the fair by Artnet, and was recently placed on top 7 artists to buy now by Saatchi chief curator Rebecca Wilson.

Exhibitions:

Inner Matter

Papercut

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