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Hynek Martinec

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London

Biography

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Hynek Martinec (Czech and British 1980) lives and works in London and has exhibited extensively internationally. Martinec’s paintings, drawings and sculptures have an ongoing engagement with art history, developing visual connections between diverse historical moments. His works explore ideas about time, history, reality and spirituality, often appropriating imagery from vintage photographs and the Old Masters. He was included in the BP Portrait Prize exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London in 2007, 2009 and 2013, winning the Young Artist award in 2007. Martinec’s work is in private and public collections internationally including the National Gallery, Prague and the British Museum, London.

Exhibitions

Exhibition History

Selected Solo Exhibitions and Project

2019

  • The Everyday Archive, Brixton Beneficiary, London

2018

  • Voyage to Iceland, National Gallery, Prague
  • Kilián Ignác D. Galerie Dům, Broumov

2017

  • El Greco is Watching, (ongoing), Spain
  • The Birth of Tragedies, Parafin, London

2016

  • Hybrid, The Factory Gallery, London
  • Thank You For Looking at Me, (ongoing), Iceland

2015

  • Intellectual Properties, Galerie Václava Špály, Prague

2014

  • Every Minute You Are Closer To Death, Parafin, London

2013

  • Every Minute You Are Closer To Death, Flowers Gallery, London

2010

  • Lucky Man, Caroline Wiseman, London

2009

  • At The Same Time, Cosa Gallery, London
  • After Holiday 1986, Czech Centre Gallery, Sofia

2008

  • Lost in Time, Cosa Gallery, London

2007

  • Czech Centre Gallery, Paris

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020

  • Vanitas, Dox Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague
  • Complex States – Art in the Years of Brexit, AR platform (Worldwide)
  • The Same For Everyone, Parafin, London
  • Inspiration – Iconic Works, Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki
  • Inspiration – Iconic Works, Nationalmuseum, Stockholm

2019

  • In Loving Memory, Emo Court, Co Laois, Republic of Ireland
  • Vanité, Brixton Beneficiary, London

2017

  • Fascination with Reality, Museum of Modern Art, Olomouc
  • Arc of Time, Zahorian and Van Espen, Prague

2015

  • Blow-up, Parafin, London

2014

  • John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

2013

  • BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, London

2012

  • Beyond Reality. British Painting Today, Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague
  • Ein Weisses Feld, Schlachthaus Aschaffenburg
  • Coal and Steel, Candid Arts Trust Gallery, London
  • Coal and Steel, Czech Centre Gallery, Prague

2011

  • Encoded Systems, Read Gate Gallery, London

2010

  • BP Portrait Award, National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh
  • Passion for Freedom, UNIT 24 Gallery, London
  • TRANSFER, Czech National Building, New York

2009

  • BP Portrait Award, Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton
  • BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, London
  • Prague Biennale 4, Prague
  • TRANSFER, MG Gallery, Brno

2008

  • TRANSFER, WhiteBOX Gallery, Munich
  • International Triennale of Contemporary Art, National Gallery, Prague
  • Re-Reading The Future, Project Mobility, National Gallery, Prague
  • Defenestrace, Galerie Novoměstská radnice, Prague
  • BP Portrait Award National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

2007

  • BP Portrait Award, Tyne & Wear Museums, Newcastle
  • BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, London

2006

  • BLACK Art Festival, Pardubice

2005

  • Prague Biennale, National Gallery, Prague
  • Gallery Foundation M + J Anderle, Prague
  • Prague’s Studios, Galerie Novoměstká radnice, Prague

2004

  • Cooper Union Gallery, New York

2003

  • Čtvercová leč ARTTODAY, Gelerie Nová Síň, Prague

Collections

  • British Museum, London
  • National Gallery, Prague
  • Sammlung FIEDE, Aschaffenburg
  • Standard Chartered Bank, London
  • WCIT Collection, London
  • Asante Art Collection, Basel
  • Pro Arte Collection, Prague
  • Robert Runtak Collection, Olomouc
  • Omer Koc Collection, Istanbul

Bibliography

  • Inspiration – Iconic Works, Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, 2020
  • In Loving Memory, Emo Court, Co Laois, Republic of Ireland, 2019
  • Voyage to Iceland, National Gallery, Prague, 2018
  • Kilian Ignac D. Galerie Dům, Broumov, 2018
  • Fascination with Reality, Museum of Modern Art, Olomouc, 2017
  • Intellectual Properties, Galerie Václava Špály, Prague, 2015
  • Every Minute You Are Closer To Death, Parafin, London, 2014
  • John Moores Painting Prize 2014, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 2014
  • Beyond Reality. British Painting Today, Rudolfinum Gallery, Prague, 2012
  • 500 Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, London, 2011
  • Umění vnímat Umění, Michael Třeštík, Gasset, Prague, 2011
  • Prague Biennale 4, Giancarlo Politi Editore, Milan, 2009
  • RE-READING THE FUTURE, Mobility, National Gallery, Prague, 2008
  • Hynek Martinec Paintings 1999-2008, Czech Centre, London, 2008

Education

Education History
  • 2004: Cooper Union, New York
  • 2002: Middlesex University, London
  • 1999-2005: Academy of Fine Art (MgA.), Prague

Awards

Awards and Trophies

2008

  • The Changing Faces, London
  • BP Visitor Choice, National Scottish Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

2007

  • BP Young Artist Award, National Portrait Gallery, London
  • BP Visitor Choice, National Portrait Gallery, London

2003

  • Studio Prize, Academy of Fine Art, Prague

Contact Details

Website

hynekmartinec.com