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AS IS | Kateřina Ondrušková


From Uherské Hradiště, Zlínský region, Czechia

Based in Prague, Czechia

Kateřina Ondrušková is an emerging talent from the Prague Academy of Fine Arts. She explored nature themes in her work, speaking through her typical tender lines and colours, guiding the audience's eyes around the canvas.

Petra, 3 x 2.5m, thesis work, 2019

A: Please, tell us a bit more about yourself. What brought you to art?

K: I come from Uherské Hradiště, where I studied at the Secondary School of Applied Art. My time there led me to pursuing art at the Academy.

A: What inspires you the most?

K: The everyday. Each new day brings something that inspires me. I am inspired by nature as the seasons change and the sky as the day ends.

A: Do you have any specific rituals while working (creating)?

K: I like the commute to my studio. I take the tram or train and use that time to think and look forward to working at the studio. There, I make coffee and listen to music.

A: What would you recommend to someone new to art (an artist or just anadmirer), what to begin with?

K: The most important thing is to enjoy yourself, then everything comes to you naturally. Don't give up and don't worry too much about what others think.

A: Your top 3 phrases or phrases related to art?

K: That's so beautiful! How did you do this? Unbelievable...

A: Your favorite Czech artists?

K: I've liked Adriena Šimotová ever since I was a child. I enjoy her lightness and play with the material. Her pieces are so personal, melancholic, and real. I like her writing, too. Sometimes I copy them and let them inspire me.

A: What piece of art do you think embodies the Czech national spirit and culture?Why?

A: The perfect way to start any conversation about art is: ..?

K: "Have you seen this? Did you like it?"

A: Where can we meet you?

K: In my studio in Prague-Libeň, or in Stromovka where I've been coming lately with my son.

A: Please, share your favorite quote or idea (not necessarily related to art):

K: ”Everything you can imagine is real.” - Pablo Picasso

Thank you.

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