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.
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
I feel privileged to display my art in The Avenue Gallery in Victoria. The staff are friendly and professional, and I have always received a sincere welcome for my new pieces that I bring to the gallery. – Pavel Barta
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