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“Dream without end” by Alena Kupčíková 2014 / 90 x 70 cm

engraved enamel on metal

“Welcome” by Alena Kupčíková 2014 / 65 x 62 cm

engraved enamel on metal

“Dancing in the rain” by Alena Kupčíková 2014 / 85 x 55 cm

engraved enamel on metal

“Dreamy tree” by Alena Kupčíková 2014 / 65 x 53 cm

engraved enamel on metal

“Flirtting” by Alena Kupčíková 2014 / 65 x 62 cm

engraved enamel on metal

“Cats” by Alena Kupčíková 2014 / 65 x 65 cm

engraved enamel on metal

“Poppies” by Alena Kupčíková 2014 / 100 x 75 cm

engraved enamel on metal

“Stockings” by Alena Kupčíková 2014 / 74 x 70 cm

engraved enamel on metal

“Interview” by Alena Kupčíková 2014 / 90 x 65 cm

engraved enamel on metal

“In the room with ideas” by Alena Kupčíková 2014 / 95 x 75 cm

engraved enamel on metal

“Swan dance I.” by Alena Kupčíková 2013 / 31 x 27 cm

painted human hair on silk, crystal beads, hand-engraved, translux

“Swan dance II.” by Alena Kupčíková 2013 / 31 x 27 cm

painted human hair on silk, crystal beads, hand-engraved, hand-engraved, translux

“Sexy Toadstools” by Alena Kupčíková 2013 / 27 x 37 cm

painted human hair on silk, crystal beads, hand-engraved, translux

“I Dance with a Light” by Alena Kupčíková 2013 / 16,5 x 12 cm

painted human hair on silk, crystal beads, hand-engraved, translux

“Pacific Ocean” by Alena Kupčíková 2013 / 27 x 34 cm

painted human hair on silk, crystal beads, hand-engraved, translux

“I am an angel I‘m a woman” by Alena Kupčíková 2011 / 61 x 46 cm

crystal beads, lace, epoxy resin

“Woman and Flower I” by Alena Kupčíková 2011 / 61 x 46 cm

crystal beads, lace, epoxy resin

“Bathing” by Alena Kupčíková 2011 / 61 x 46 cm

crystal beads, lace, epoxy resin

“Sphinx” by Alena Kupčíková 2011 / 61 x 46 cm

crystal beads, lace, epoxy resin

“Bride” by Alena Kupčíková 2011 / 61 x 46 cm

crystal, lace, epoxy resin

“My Angel” by Alena Kupčíková 2012 / 61 x 46 cm

crystal beads, lace, epoxy resin

“Dancer” by Alena Kupčíková 2011 / 61 x 46 cm

crystal beads, lace, epoxy resin

“Black Angel” by Alena Kupčíková 2012 / 61 x 46 cm

crystal beads, lace, epoxy resin

“Angel on Horseback” by Alena Kupčíková 2013 / 26 x 35 cm

crystal beads, lace, epoxy resin

“Road I.” by Alena Kupčíková 2011 / 70 x 100 cm

crystal beads, epoxy resin

“Road II.” by Alena Kupčíková 2012 / 70 x 100 cm

crystal beads, epoxy resin

“Road III.” by Alena Kupčíková 2012 / 70 x 100 cm

crystal beads, epoxy resin

Alena Kupčíková

*1976 Prague CZE

Alena Kupčíková graduated from the Prague Academy of Fine Arts – completed by the Ph.D. title, studying abroad – she studied at the Technikon Natal in South Africa and at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Art in Paris, France.

Her most famous work is the creation of the technique “hairy drawing” or “relief from hairs”. She is also the author of a number of installations and projects with distinct conceptual features and interdisciplinary overlapping. Her themes are human sexuality, femininity, beauty, sharing.

The gently provocative yet still charming private-looking female nudes captured by the “relief from hairs” technique using female and male pubic hairs, as well as the technique of painting with one hair on canvas or silk combined with stones of the Czech Preciosa brand - Genuine czech crystal.

Gilding surfaces with 24 carat gold alternating with pure silver multiply or single pubic hairs and emphasize the reflections of female charm, duplicate meanings and are combined with the symbolism of animals.  


She develops the pubic hairs by gilding and silvering them galvanically and also by hand. She then embeds her work with diamonds or Czech crystal.

Education

2004 - 2010 Doctorate Degree, Ph. D., the Academy of Fine Arts, Prof. Milan Knížák, project – The alphabet book  and tests for dyslexic children: www.dys.cz, Prague, Czech Republic

1997 – 2003 Master, Studied at Prof. Ales Vesely’s studio monumental art at the Academy of Fine Arts (AVU), Prague, Czech Republic

2003 Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts, Paris, France

2000 Technikon Natal, Durban, South Africa, JAR

1995 – 1997 Václav Hollar Secondary Art School, Prague, Czech Republic

1993 – 1995 Secondary ceramics school, Bechyne, Czech Republic

Public collections and exhibitions

The documentary film ‘30 minutes In the Rhythm of Alena Kupčíková’

directed by Jaroslav Černý, Czech Television, 2010 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dx8LKA4rGyg

Video: How to make relief from hairs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8h-AqYm980k

Catalogues:

Catalogue Kupcikova 2013

English catalogue

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