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PIGMENTARIUM and STUDIO VISIT unite not only by their love of art, but also by curiosity and the desire of discovering. The unique project: STUDIO VISIT SUPPORTED BY PIGMENTARIUM aims to present local rising stars of the art world right there - at the places where they create their amazing work. Together with us, visitors of this very exclusive event have the opportunity to have a sneak peak into the normally intimate environment of art studios - to get to explore and experience art in a much more detailed way than the usual visit to an art gallery. In addition visitors will have the unique opportunity to meet artists themselves. This excursion into the ever inspiring world of art studios and artist’s way of working will be an insight to understand an artist's work for some, for others, it will become a platform for inspiration and new ideas, even artistic collaborations.

 

The very first STUDIO VISIT SUPPORTED BY PIGMENTARIUM happened at the magical art studio of the Czech sculptor Tereza Štětinová Příhodová. Her creative space is hidden in one of the courtyards behind the representative facades of the Letná art district of Prague. We believe that the diverse community of our guests gained a lot of fantastic inspiration. However, the biggest, but also unexpected and unplanned inspiration came directly from us. At this evening an artistic collaboration between PIGMENTARIUM and Tereza began to unfold. 

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Tereza Štětinová Příhodová

Even though Tereza studied photography at the FAMU in Prague her current work does not only capture the form of things.  

In her work she creates artistic pieces by developing sculptural objects, it explores the possibilities of natural materials; layers of different surfaces and scales, that will ultimately open a greater dialogue.

 "Behind all this is my intense feeling from my childhood, when I found torsos of statues of baroque churches waiting to be restored or even in temporary landfills in danger of being destroyed.
Together with artificial flowers from funeral wreaths, fragments of tombstones and other pieces, the whole set formed a strange, colorful and interesting total which was the basis of my children's mind and personal mythology formed by a mixture of Christian visual language and other sought-after worlds."

The element of nature is also thematically applied to her work.  Material or objects processed by human hands are creating bonds between man and nature.  
Terezas work touches on the themes of mythology and mysticism.  
It works with the archetypes of wings, masks and gestures as well as with attributes of unspecified cultures.  
With its rawness, it contains the very symbolic meaning of a incomprehensible phenomena, using these objects to create their own landscape and thus presents human relics at different times and in different places.

Stone, precious wood or metal. In cooperation with Pigmentarium Tereza has given these materials new creative shapes and purposes: small pedestals of various colors and shapes used for the unusual presentation of PIGMENTARIUM perfumes, for example using the logo to build an artistic text made out of ebony wood, and also dramatic window displays showing the reflection of a mountain massif in a lake’s surface.   These single objects which felt like art installations eventually led to cooperation to create inspiring PIGMENTARIUM art&use objects: the incense stick altar stand.  Incense sticks introduced by PIGMENTARIUM in autumn of last year, perfectly complete the altar stand which is made of rare rosewood or padauk wood and it clearly contains elements of Tereza's work.   We are very honored and proud that this cooperative work between artist and brand is nominated for the 2020 EDIDA awards.

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Tereza Štětinová Příhodová works with valuable materials such as marble, wood, silk, wool, brass, onyx, ebony, feathers of exotic birds which thanks to their raw processing can be considered as artifacts of lost civilizations.   Installation is a key element in her work. Rising silky transparent fabrics with a silver stain and constructing them as quiet landscapes.   By hanging the same fabrics on a glass windowpane it will create different images depending on the source of light and the images will change throughout the day.  Raw marble shapes by either building them on subtle metal structures or connecting to seemingly disparate untreated wood will give them a completely unique but fragile shape.