LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
Lucie Králíková is deeply interested in themes connected to her life,
the situation around her mind. Her work is focused on strong and
at the same time fragile relation to food caused by several eating disorders as well as her fascination with bourgeois life her parents brought to her.
Lucie combines different materials, techniques, and approaches to art. She enjoys the long process from beginning to end. Last two years she works with the shape of corsets. The process of making corsets was a smooth process for her. First, she was experimenting with printed food patterns on fabrics. She worked with those fabrics more abstract way, sewed them, painted all over them. Then she realized that those food-printed fabrics started to look like corsets. Instantly she was caught to this ironic combination with corset-shaped things printed with food, at the same time as she was determined to work more deeply with this fragile relation between corsets and eating.
Corsets works for her not only as a feminine symbol and little bit of "retro vibes" piece of women's closet but mostly reminds her period of adolescence and eating disorders. Weird ambivalence between torturing bodies and sexualised corset-like objects happened to be her main theme.
Lucie does not see a corset as a piece of clothes but she works with it and deconstructs it to the way, where it looks more or less like an abstract shape, but it is just a sewing pattern shape that could be used for sewing a real corset. Also, she was inspired by her parent's advertising company and with materials and technologies that are not commonly used in art. For example, she uses printed plexiglass or plexiglass optical illusions.
In 2018 Lucie Králíková started to study at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, now she is a fourth-year student. During the period of Covid in 2020, she took an online internship at the artistic journal "Artikl". In the same year, she also spent a semester in a scenography studio at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. This year she had a two months internship in Crag Gallery in Torino.
WHO I AM
I am a student at Academy of Fine Arts in the painting studio of Marek Meduna and Petr Dub.
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