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digitally altered photograph, paper 1000 × 1500 mm

purchased 2020 with the support of the Czech Ministry of Culture

This is a digitally manipulated photograph taken from a series of the same name that was first exhibited in its entirety at Prague’s Václav Špála Gallery in 2001. It draws on the artist’ personal experience of the landscapes of the American Midwest, which used to be inhabited by ancient civilizations. She strikes up a hypothetical relationship with them, offering these civilizations assistance from the future in the form of modern technologies – solar panels, which she has placed on the peaks of the Rocky Mountains. This creates a super-realistic situation, which uses manipulated visual signs to express the interconnection of human energies across time.


(1940, Prague) Painter, sculptor, graphic artist, creator of objects and installations. She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague (1958–1964). She has exhibited solo since 1971 and in group exhibitions since 1969; her work has also frequently been exhibited abroad, including international projects in Germany, Britain, Belgium, and particularly in the USA. Since 1990 she has taught at the Prague Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design (as a member of the spatial art studio specializing in textiles and alternative techniques). In 2000 she was a visiting teacher at the University of Colorado in Boulder. In 2004–2005 she was the Vice-Rector of the Josef Škvorecký Academy, and in 2005–2012 she taught in Plzeň, at the West Bohemian University’s Faculty of Art and Design, where she co-founded the spatial and intermedia art studio. Adéla Matasová’s work has always been rooted in a conceptual approach. After the Velvet Revolution of 1989, she responded to newly emerging artistic directions in her approach to space, repetition and intermediality. Her installations from the 1990s are situated in monumental spaces and various types of architecture, such as the stone walls of medieval castles, stables, city halls and similar interiors, but also in exterior spaces. Her favourite material is metal, particularly thin polished sheet metal that acts as a mirror. She often uses sheet metal to make periscope-type structures. Besides her large-scale sculptural works and spatial installations, Matasová is also known for her suspended kinetic objects driven by electrical motors or software; here again frequent features are mirroring effects, elements of surprise and variability in materials.
mixed technique, cloth, mechanical motion, 200 × 200 cm, purchased in 2020 with the support of the Czech Ministry of Culture


video, duration 63 seconds, purchased 2020 with the support of the Czech Ministry of Culture

Each of us has at some time wanted to touch existence

mixed technique, steel, digital motion, mirror steel, numerals, 50 × 50 × 25 cm, purchased 2020 with the support of the Czech Ministry

The infinity of numbers

Girl in a fur

Girl in a fur

Old Eroticism

Old Eroticism

Concrete (Below a Slag-Heap)

Concrete (Below a Slag-Heap)

Wallachian Madonna

Wallachian Madonna

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