Modern Painter Magazine/ 25 Artist to watch/December Issue 2013
“The Pilsen, Czech Republic-born artist Radka Salcmannova has been turning heads with her confounding and surreal works, such as her “Photography Paintings.” In these, she’s taking photos that look like paintings, bringing together her cultural memory with her outlook on art practice. To Salcmannova, everything is a performance, as each artwork is “a record of a moment,” as she says. Her works are dreamlike, sometimes appearing chemically burned or singed by the passage of memory. Her ambitions lie in expanding her practice for theater and performance, bridging all her past experiences in the visual arts into one sort-of uber artwork. It will be fascinating to see what she produces within the coming year.”
COMPLEX Magazine/10 emergency artist to watch in 2014
“RADKA SALCMANNOVA: was born in 1986 in Prague CZ. She studied at the Institute of Art and Designin Prague; Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague; Academy of Fine Arts, Prague; School of Visual Arts in NYC.
RS: As a painter I’ve shied away from classical painting because the medium is not sufficient enough for me to express myself. I have also studied sculpture at The Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, and have significant experience with photography. My work involves using all three mediums, often simultaneously.
Mixing different media allows me to transgress categories that traditionally defines a work of art. The viewer is never quite certain of what she is seeing. There is always doubt. Photography looks like paint, the photograph’s object is sculptural. Paint resembles photography, and photography is a static-filled moment of video or motion. Every piece is a performance, a record of a moment as well.
I am especially interested is in transformational moments – short and limited – in which something is about to happen or just happened, though it’s often difficult to make sense of what exactly that is. Sometime it feels as if a subject’s spirit does not have a places to land, as if the work has captured it on it’s rebound. Other times old unfinished stories mingle with new unfamiliar ones creating parallel realities. Whatever the narrative, I construct every detail of the piece giving it internal coherence and integrity – it’s own truth.
The images of course are fiction, but not just their subjects. Because I am someone who constantly questions my own emotions, my own reality, my intention is the challenge others to do the same. Im my work I hope to create an emotional experience that is unfamiliar to the viewer that cause her to consider what she feels. At the deepest level, what I create are works of emotional fiction.”
Psychology Tomorrow Magazine/Issue 01/ 2012
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LUMINA JOURNAL, NEW YORK, 2015,COLLOSAL MAGAZINE, NEW YORK,2013-PIEROGY GALLERY, BROOKLYN,NYC 2012- “SKETCHING”, OPEN STUDIO, DUMBO, NEW YORK, 2012- BACKFORWARD, FANABERIE BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, 2011- CHARTS IN USE,RUNS GALLERY IN PRAGUE, 2011- ARTSEMESTER GALLERY VSUP, PRAGUE, 2011- BOMBAKLAD, GALLERY, CASTLE KRIVOKLAT, CZECH REPUBLIC, 2010- MADEL KNODEL, VIENA, AUSTRIA, 2010- MAGAZINE PHOTOGRAPHER 12, PHOTOGRAPHY AND PAINTING, 2009- PORTRET DOMINIK, PILSEN, 2009- CZ ARTSEMESTER, GALLERY AVALON, PILSEN, 2010- JUICY LINKS, TRAFACKA GALLERY, PRAGUE 2010- ARTSEMESTER, GALERY VSUP, PRAGUE, 2010- ARTYCOK.TV ART FAIR, MEETFACTORY GALLERY, PRAGUE,CZ.
2016- September 8th, “Monument of Observation” , solo exhibition, Gallery Kostka, MeetFactory, Prague, CZ
2016- February 18th,Deep is never enough , art show and art direction with collaboration Carolina Sarria, NYFW16, New York
2016- June 25th, Light is Dark, Immersive Gallery, Monument of observation performance and video projection, New York
2016- March 24th,Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences, Artist presentation, National City hall in Manhattan, New York
2016- March 4th,LIGHT YEAR 11: DECOMPOSITION AND TRANSCENDENCE, Manhattan Bridge, New York
2016- March 4th, Decomposition and Transcendence, The Touch Of Eclipse, Media Center by IFP, New York
2013- Flat Files collection in Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
2012- SKETCHING, Dumbo, New York,
2012- BACKFORWARD, Fanaberie Brooklyn, New
2011- CHARTS IN USE, Runs Gallery in Prague, Czech Republic
2011- ARTSEMESTER, Gallery VSUP, Prague, Czech Republic
2011- BOMBAKLAD, Gallery at Castle Krivoklat, Czech Republic
2010- MADEL KNODEL, Vienna, Austria
2010- PHOTOGRAPHER 12, Photography and painting, Prague, Czech Republic
2009- PORTRET DOMINIK, Pilsen, Czech Republic
2009- CZ ARTSEMESTER, Gallery Avalon, Pilsen, Czech Republic
2010- JUICY LINKS, Trafacka Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
2010- ARTSEMESTER, Gallery VSUP, Prague, Czech Republic
2010- ARTYCOK.TV ART FAIR, MEETFACTORY GALLERY, PRAGUE, Czech Republic