Karolína Netolická

30 4 2024

Karolína Netolická (*1993) is an artist belonging to the youngest generation of the Czech art scene, especially the figurative drawing scene. In 2016 she graduated from the Higher Vocational School of Arts and Crafts and subsequently studied in Jiří Petrbok's drawing studio at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. In 2022 she was awarded the Critics' Prize for Young Painting, yet she considers herself a drawer. Her typical medium has become dry pastel drawing on large format canvases, which aim to immerse the viewer. The relationship between man and nature has become the theme of her work. In her paintings she often layers figurative compositions and combine animal, most often bird, motifs. In this way, she captures the complex reality where man comes from nature but gradually becomes more and more detached from it through his behaviour. The scenery of the forest in the artist's work depicts a lost home, which draws attention to man's lost relationship with nature as he wanders in it.