The Artists

Barta, Pavel

Barta, Pavel

Pavel Barta was born in the Czech Republic. He worked as graphic designer and in a publishing house in Prague. During that time he started to consider an “escape” from computer art and became interested in “hand-made art”. He used wood, clay, paper, and metal to create miniature sculptures. Each miniature sculpture is original and unique as he does not use molds or patterns.
His first exhibition took place in Prague in 1996. and moved to Canada the following year. Here he became interested in using stone and bronze in his sculptures.

 

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In 2007 he started to work with fibreglass to create large scale outdoor sculptures which can be seen throughout BC.
Pavel’s sculpture design has been chosen as The Okanagan Art Council Award for 2008. Pavel recently finished two public art projects: Installation of 16 sculptures in the new foyer of Kelowna General Hospital, and also entrance signs for Village of Clinton.

“The best reward I can get is to know that thanks to my art someone’s day became brighter.” Pavel Barta

 

PRESS / LINKS:

Spring of Life, Pavel Barta’s Public Art Exhibition in Oak Bay

Pavel’s YouTube Channel

September 22, 2016 Campbell River Mirror

September 20, 2016 Topix

August 24, 2016 Victoria’s Best Kept Secret – Shaw TV

June 5, 2016 Times Colonist

August 8, 2014 Campbell River Mirror

June 3, 2014 Campbell River Mirror

June 4, 2013 GalleriesWest

September 13, 2013 FOCUS p.36

May 2, 2012 Capital News

June 1998 – 100 Mile House Pree Press

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