FOX

EXHIBITION

Life meets art at the FOX Gallery.
Design and art exhibits are available
for sale in a wide range of forms;
Paintings, sculptures, jewellery and other
types created by renowned artists well known
in the Czech Republic and abroad.

Sculptures share the space with other pieces of art and accessories. We combine these items to create atmosphere of harmony and energy between art and you.
Our exhibits are not presented as isolated objects. The collections aim to provide inspiration for your home or enhancements to your living space. We want to help you find motivation and inspiration that will guide you not only in our but in other museums and galleries.

 

Jan Svoboda

The abstract paintings by Jan Svoboda express the essence of human body and other objects in the form of simple symbols and patterns. The artists is also known for his wooden sculptures and bespoke original furniture.

Art studio Dechberouci Collection Concrete
Kateřina Matěchová, Karla Olšáková

The original inspiration for this series of concrete brooches, earrings and necklaces was the city and the use of reinforced concrete in architecture. The main concept for this jewelry is the process of the production itself. Grinding through the heart of the jewelry reveals the beautiful graphic motifs formed by stainless steel springs inside the material. This series of concrete jewelry started with geometric shapes and a range of white and black colors. Eventually the production broadened to organic shapes and other color accents, conveying that concrete isn’t and doesn’t have to be just a cold, technical material, but could also take the form of polished pebbles.

Martina Rotlingová

Martina is Slovak artist who got her Master degree in Academy of Arts in Banska Bystrica in field of contemporary painting. The figure is the core issue of her art and accompanies the entire decade of her creative life. Martina‘s paintings are marked by her own experiences and they become kind of a testimony on the status of women today. She mainly focuses on the female figure and portrait. These are set to the locations and contexts pointing to the private problems of women and their emotional state of mind at different stages of her life.
In processing of these themes, she holds a realistic view, although the color doesn’t keen on  realistic ones. Very often she uses over life - size scale, which she feels very comfortable with.



Karla Olšáková / The Cube collection

I am fascinated by geometry. The collection called simply The Cube, I began to explore and develop its potential structure and means of decomposition. Minimalist puns further significantly enrich the kinetic part of what makes my compositions is gaining variability and on the body of the wearer begin to live their own lives.

Karla Olšáková / The New Breath collection

In the current form of the 4D project, Karla defends the architectural quality of art jewellery. The building blocks of her subtle works are often clearly defined stereometric forms. From them she builds either fixed compositions, whose movement is generated by the body of the person who wears them, or constructions that are kinetic from their very foundations. The jewellery, which at first sight appears to be logically assembled from repeating elements, gains a strongly sensed irrational quality thanks to the infinite variability of its appearances. This potential is the artist’s entry into an intense dialogue between herself and the wearers of the pieces. As a springboard to her collection What I Found behind the Looking Glass (which she made as her final-year project at art college in 2011), Karla was inspired to use her own experience of the remarkable stories of Lewis Carroll. Abstract objects as bare, apparently simple, and clear principles of composition were evidence that a mysterious sequence of events could be made material with the same urgency even without figurative means. Rational structure becomes the entrance ticket into a world of fantasy also in her current collection, A New Breath, in which Karla accentuates the tension between the outer and the inner profiles of the objects. She thus encounters the exciting connection between the world around us and in us, the macrocosm and the microcosm, the visible and the hidden.

Petra Matějovičová / The Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague

Karla Olšáková - The Cube collection

I am fascinated by geometry. The collection called simply The Cube, I began to explore and develop its potential structure and means of decomposition. Minimalist puns further significantly enrich the kinetic part of what makes my compositions is gaining variability and on the body of the wearer begin to live their own lives.

Karla Olšáková - The New Breath collection

In the current form of the 4D project, Karla defends the architectural quality of art jewellery. The building blocks of her subtle works are often clearly defined stereometric forms. From them she builds either fixed compositions, whose movement is generated by the body of the person who wears them, or constructions that are kinetic from their very foundations. The jewellery, which at first sight appears to be logically assembled from repeating elements, gains a strongly sensed irrational quality thanks to the infinite variability of its appearances. This potential is the artist’s entry into an intense dialogue between herself and the wearers of the pieces. As a springboard to her collection What I Found behind the Looking Glass (which she made as her final-year project at art college in 2011), Karla was inspired to use her own experience of the remarkable stories of Lewis Carroll. Abstract objects as bare, apparently simple, and clear principles of composition were evidence that a mysterious sequence of events could be made material with the same urgency even without figurative means. Rational structure becomes the entrance ticket into a world of fantasy also in her current collection, A New Breath, in which Karla accentuates the tension between the outer and the inner profiles of the objects. She thus encounters the exciting connection between the world around us and in us, the macrocosm and the microcosm, the visible and the hidden.
Petra Matějovičová / The Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague

Lucie Houdková - collection Bondage

The inspiration for my jewelry mostly seeking in nature and their structures. Collection "Bondage" was experimenting with a rubber material and tying so rampant that formed spherical formations that resemble a living growing organism. Jewelry capture feud forces, an act of violence. The model I was erotic photographs by Japanese artist Nobuyoshi Araki. In his photographs, which are called "Bondage" is named after my jewelery collection. It is a technique erotic bondage, female bodies.

Lucie Houdková - Serie of jewellery „Coccons“

A greatsource of inspirationfor my all jewelry are natural forms which I transform with my fantasy. Ina seriesof jewelry called "Cocoons", intuitively I'm creating organic shapes. Jewelry are created subconsciously play with the material from which grow. Usually I don't have any draft, although I have an idea which is changing in the actual formation process. Created biomorphic shapes also refers to something to the male and female principle, which interlink into whole and creates something new.

I called jewelry “Cocoons” because it resemble shelter of caterpillars. They are created the same slow process of layering material. Some of the shapes is possible even open as a box and inside you can hide something, that is like a insect cocoons which hide process of changing (life).

I work with polypropylen tape that is commonly used for example for packing gifts. From tapes I make variously twisted shapes which combine to create jewelry. I prefer manual work then machine. Individual shapes I model by my hand as a sculptor models his sculptures. Entire workflow is very important for me. It is like meditation in which I try to revive my ideas.

Antonín Hepnar - designer

"Antonin Hepnar has learned to work with wood in his study years and never swapped it for other materials. Processing is a technique,accompanied by a man whose knowledge of antiquity-turning. Intentionally therefore define the art space very closely, he believes thatthe material process chosen will not result in restriction or narrowing of his testimony, but will contribute to what has become fullestand most convincing.

Hepnars work convinces enough that due to these specific determinations fulfills its mission in abundance. With the material that he has chosen works with unerring virtuosity, gives up his qualities to excel, his warm, matt surface of drawing yearssearching for the forms that they are its natural appearance, but also acknowledge and underline its nature. During tracking down awide variety of species and thus give the wood a monumental and intimate. In his monumental work uses processes extendingagelong shaping index. The principle of composition of elementary shapes it becomes the basis for building interior artefacts, but alsofree of plastic objects. Antonin Hepnar still discovers new quality material, with which it operates, extending the index and its use of its fine location and thisis the time when the timber stores an intervention handmade, so rarely seen, the value of other valuable."
PhDr. Ludmila Kybalová CSc. on Hepnar
More information: www.hepnardesign.com/english.html

Atelier K. O. V.
and Eva Eisler

You are already aware of our paintings and sculpture exhibitions but there is more to come. We are working on a new exhibition presenting jewellery and collectibles created during school-leaving art projects lead by Eva Eisler (K. O. V. Atelier).
Atelier K. O. V. (Concept, Object, Meaning) is part of the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. The mission of the atelier is to guide students in their understanding of spatial forms through interdisciplinary use of material, concept and form in the context of free art, design and architecture.
Eva Eisler is a world-known artist-jeweller with a wide portfolio of creations. She has close links with architecture and design and often is invited as a curator for key exhibitions.
For more information please visit http://www.vsup.cz/cs/uzite-umeni/atelier-kov-konceptobjekt-vyznam

 

Atelier awards

Editor in chief award Designblook 10 – The best school presentation
Editor in chief award Designblook 09 – The best school presentation
Editor in chief award Designblook 08 – The best school presentation
Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design Rector Award 2007 – The best atelier

Students Awards

Kateřina Matěchová, MARZEE Gallery Graduate Prize 2012
Karla Olšáková, MARZEE Gallery Graduate Prize 2011
Klára Šípková – "Excellent Student Design 2009 " jewelry collection STRETCH
Steinerová Anna – "Excellent Student Design 2008 " jewelry collection SHOPRING
Kateřina Řezáčová – Award issued by Department of Applied Arts of  the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design  2008

Nominations

Janja Prokič, Czech Grand Design – Finalist jewellery 2012
Nastassia Aleinikava, Janja Prokič, Designer jewellery 2011, collection " LURE "
Nastassia Aleinikava a Kateřina Matěchová " New Artist of the Year ", Czech Grand Design 2008

 

Eva Eisler

Artistic activity of Eva Eisler is extensive. She is one of the leading world artistic jewellers, works in the field of architecture, design, art and focuses on curatorial and exhibition activities. For a long time she had lectured at the New York University, Parsons School of Design and Rhode Island School of Design. Currently leading studio K. O . V. at the Academy of Arts. Her work is represented in many important private and public collections both in the United States and in Europe, for example in Brooklyn Museum of Art, Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum, Museum of Arts and Design and Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Renwick Gallery in Washington, D. C. Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal, Boston and Houston, Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich and others.
She has participated in many solo and group exhibitions around the world.

AWARDS:
Residency, Rockefeller Study Center, Bellagio, Italy,
Fellowship, 1993, New York Foundation for the Arts
Form 2003, For “MONO Cimetric”, Bundesverband Kunsthanwerk, Germany
 

 

Ivana Sramkova

Ivana Sramkova has been focusing on figurative sculpturing analysing human and animal forms. “It is my theme, my language my familiar means of expression”. Join us and see the unique glass sculptures that will  charm you and make you wonder. As the artist says: “Using glass to model sculptures is quite niche as it requires specific skill and experience”.
For more information follow the artist website at http://www.sramkova.com/

Selected public collections:

Museum of Decorative Arts, Praha,
National Gallery, Graphical Collection, Praha
North Bohemian Musem, Liberec
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Great Britain
Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, USA
Museum of Modem Art, Lausanne, Switzerland
Ulster Museum, Belfast, Ireland
Pardubice Town Musem, Pardubice
Glasgalerie Hittfeld, Germany, Hamburg

Christian Mushenko, Australia Photographer

“Longing” is based on extraordinary portrayals of the light beyond darkness. Christian Mushenko’s photoexhibition examines the release into something beyond, abstract colour field images that hint at a vision for the future based on desires and longing for what we don’t have.
For over 20 years, Christian has been shooting for some of the world’s largest brands working with direct and agency clients in the UK, the US, Asia and Australia, shooting everything from global campaigns to small pro-bono work, and personal projects.
Christian is also known for his lush fine-art seascapes, which have featured on Hollywood movie sets such as Sex and the City II and Eat, Pray, Love, various television productions including Prime Suspect, and grace the walls of homes from Manhattan, to London and Sydney.

 

Eva Vontorová

Eva Vontorova is the driving force behind the label Ether. She designs limited collections of luxury leather accessories for children and parents. Sharing and versatility are the motto of her creations. Mum can share a handbag with her daughter – just adjust the length of the strap. Equally, the daughter can use her mum's handbag strap as a fashionable belt. A smaller version of mum's handbag can be worn by her daughter. Handbags and belts are hand-made in limited batches using real Italian hides.
Enhance your personal style with Esther accessories thanks to FOX Gallery. More information can be found at http://www.ether.cz/