Václav Špála Gallery has dedicated autumn to painter Zdena Šafka’s paintings. In recent years, her works have shifted from humans to nature, to a harmony expressed both as a whole and in detail. “For those who want, she thereby creates space for imagination and for returning to a highly diversified specific world. For others, she offers satisfaction derived from her compositions of colours and shapes instead of the vanished objects,” Pavel Lagner, the curator of the new exhibition at Václav Špála Gallery, comments on the display.

The name of the exhibition, Za tím [Behind It], conveys the painter’s emotions related to her work. “Because not only what you see at the first sight but mainly what is behind it is important. What is in the background of all events or pictures,” Zdena Šafka explains the name her exhibition.

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CV — Zdena Šafka

Born in Prague, 1953

1974–81 The Academy of Art, Architecture,
               and Design, in Prague (VŠUP),

Exhibtions since 2001

Group exhibitions
 Northe Bohemian Museum, Liberec
2002 Galerie „N“, Jablonec nad Nisou
2006 ‘Artapestry’, Aalborg, Denmark, Krefeld, 
         Germany, Anvers, Austria,
2007 ‘Hautnah, Stoffe zum Träumen’
         (Closer: The Stuff of Dreams), Riegersburg, Austria
2008 ‘Auf Amors Flügeln’ (On the Wings of Cupid),
         Riegersburg, Austria
2009 ‘Kunst zur Zeit des Kalten Krieges’ 
         (Art in the Time of the Cold War), Riegersburg, Austria
2010 ‘New Paintings’, Galerie Kotelna, Říčany near Prague

Solo exhibitions
2005 ‘Things Woven, Things Smelted’ 
         (with Oldřich Plíva), Nová síň, Prague
2007 ‘Capita Picta’, Galerie Lapidárium, Prague
2008  ‘Angel in the City’, Galerie České pojišťovny, Praha
2008  Hotel Thalia, Prague
2008 ‘Angel in the City’, Church of the Holy Spirit, Ostrava
2008  The Baroque grounds of Skalka
2009  ‘3 Different Ways’, galerie My, Jablonec nad Nisou
2009  ‘Angel in the City’, Museum of Art and Design,
          Benešov, near Prague
2010  ‘People and Other Beings’, Senate 
          of the Czech Republic, Prague
2010 ‘17.05.03’, Prinz Prager Gallery, Prague
2011  ‘Heads’, Golem Club, Prague
2011  The Third Faculty of Medicine,
          Charles University, Prague


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Prague 1, 110 00
Czech Republic

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