(Click image to zoom)
Back

Markéta Kratochvílová

Using materials as diverse as ebony, leather, frayed cord, and feminine undergarments, this young Czech artist creates challenging objects along with provocative jewelry. Of the latter, she states:

"I use jewelry as a medium to express my deep interest in woman and their lives. In my designs, I strive to support the relationship of a female body with jewelry and explore its capacity to express itself and have impact on its wearer and her life. I perceive jewelry not only as an accessory to decorate a dress or a hairdo, but also as an active element of female clothing as such."

Kratochvílová studied at University of South Bohemia, Faculty of Arts and Aesthetics: Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, where she was a member of Eva Eisler's award-winning K.O.V. (concept, Object, Meaning) studio. She also completed a Study Internship in the Fine Arts Department of School of Visual Arts in New York. Kratochvílová was a recipient of the 2014 Award for Czech Grand Design as Discovery of the Year.

Using materials as diverse as ebony, leather, frayed cord, and feminine undergarments, this young Czech artist creates challenging objects along with provocative jewelry. Of the latter, she states:

"I use jewelry as a medium to express my deep interest in woman and their lives. In my designs, I strive to support the relationship of a female body with jewelry and explore its capacity to express itself and have impact on its wearer and her life. I perceive jewelry not only as an accessory to decorate a dress or a hairdo, but also as an active element of female clothing as such."

Kratochvílová studied at University of South Bohemia, Faculty of Arts and Aesthetics: Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, where she was a member of Eva Eisler's award-winning K.O.V. (concept, Object, Meaning) studio. She also completed a Study Internship in the Fine Arts Department of School of Visual Arts in New York. Kratochvílová was a recipient of the 2014 Award for Czech Grand Design as Discovery of the Year.

Read more