Eliška Konečná

Eliška Konečná graduated from the Painting Department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague (Studio led by Robert Šalanda and Lukáš Machalický 2018 - 2020) and her diploma work was listed as one of the best of the year 2020 at the Academy. Konečná’s work stems from an effort to display the untouchable abstract reality, which she interprets into material dimension. The alternative materials and techniques such as woodcarving or embroidery, which were previously marginalized and belonged to rather artisanal and decorative artistic tradition, are at the core of Konečná’s artistic research. The artist encourages the viewer to settle into the world of her hand-crafted artifacts balancing on the fleeting border of wakefulness and sleep, tactile and immaterial. The floaty shapes of her wooden or soft bas-reliefs often underline the transgression of the body and its visual narratives related to the corporeality perceived through the prism of desires and drives.