* 1946 in Semily, Czech Republic
lives in Munich, Duesseldorf, Germany and Prague, Czech Republic
Magdalena Jetelová works as a sculptor, photographer, illustrator, and with various new media. After studying at the Academy of Art in Prague and the Accademia di Brera in Milan, Jetelová became famous for her monumental wooden sculptures of chairs, tables and stairs carved from of oak trunks. In her exploration of space, she alters, distorts and manipulates it through installations, reflections and projections. She was one of the first artists to experiment with light and laser projections in landscapes, the images of which she transformed into photographs. During the 1990s, she created spectacular installations using laser technology, in which powerful light sources cut through uninhabited nature or into which quotations are projected. She was a professor at the Art Academy in Dusseldorf and from 2004 to 2012 professor of sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich.
“I’m interested in methods and visuals that contradict each other.” (Magdalena Jetelová in conversation with Dr. Ulrike Ritter, Fine Artist Net)
Photo © Magdalena Jetelová