Recent Works; Jana Paleckova
Jana Paleckova, a self-taught artist from the Czech Republic. Her process involves reanimating discarded vintage and forgotten photographs, mainly studio portraits, which the artist finds in antique shops and flea markets. A collaborative dynamic between the past and the present begins as the artist interjects unexpected elements onto these vintage portrait images. Paleckova’s interventions seamlessly introduced in oil paint blend into the original compositions, resulting in works that both maintain but also develop the photographic surface as raw material. Her imaginative additions expand on the original photographs’ narratives, they amplify their potential rather than simply embellish the found photographs by breathing a new life into them.