Adéla Matasová — Objets en mouvement et concepts photographiques
Objets en mouvement et concepts photographiques
Past: June 20 → August 22, 2014
Adéla Matasová was born on July 26, 1940 in Prague. In the years 1954–58 she studied at the Technical College of Interior Design in Prague. During the period 1958–64 she studied at the department of monumental painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague with prof. V. Sychra. She was awarded the UNESCO grant for a two-month stay in Paris in 1968.
In the second half of the 1960’s, the interest in relief making and sculpture prevailed in her work. She used synthetic resin as material for relief objects. A large individual exhibition in Prague 1970 introduced these works.
In the second half of the 1970’s she developed work with paper mass. Her paper reliefs combined with pencil drawing were awarded a prize at the Biennial of Drawing in Rijeka in 1982.
Since 1985 she has been using flax paper mass which enabled sculptural space shaping.
Since that she has been continuously making installations which define the space by plastic shapes and sound. She presented her sound installations in individual shows in Prague, Ustí nad Labem, Klatovy and Brno. Now she works also with metal combined with steel mirrors.
In 2000 she was visiting professor at the Department of Art at the University of Colorado, Boulder, USA. Since 2004 she was a vice-chancellor for art at the Literary academy of Josef Skvorecky in Prague, Czech Republic until 2005.
She lives and works in Prague in the Czech Republic.
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