Michaela Vélová Maupicová is primarily known as a painter, but her work needs to be viewed as essentially multimedia, process-oriented, and always open to experimentation. The motifs that the author focused on in her paintings have their counterparts or parallels in drawings, prints, and objects, as well as in photographs and videos that reveal a lot about her contemplating. The exhibition "Noise in Honeycomb, Light in Tumulus" presents a selection of short video art works by Michaela Vélová Maupicová that have only been marginally presented to the public.
The exhibition Noise in Honeycomb, Light in Tumulus, hosted in Black Cube presents a selection of short video art pieces by Michaela Maupicová that have previously only received slight attention. They were made in 2007-2011, meaning the period immediate before and after her graduation from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. The two oldest videos, Ice Floes (2007) and Mistake (2008), were made while she was still studying in Milan Knížák’s studio at the Academy.The next two works, Tumulus (2009) and Tetris (2010), came from the period immediately after her graduation. The selection is complemented by drawings, photographs, and objects, which together testify to the process of translating themes and ideas from one medium to another.
MICHAELA VÉLOVÁ MAUPICOVÁ (1982 Příbram – 2018 Olomouc) graduated from Turnov’s Secondary School of Applied Arts in 2001 and from the College of Industrial Arts in Jablonec nad Nisou in 2002, after which she was accepted to professor Jitka Svobodova’s studio at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. She completed her study of
art in professor Milan Knížák’s Studio of Intermedia Art in 2008. A year later, she was a finalist for the National Gallery’s 333 Award. She also took second place in the international Kunstpreis 2009 competition organized by the Berlin-based Leinemann-Stiftung für Bildung und Kunst, a foundation dedicated to supporting young artists. She
held solo exhibitions at, among other places, the Liberec Regional Gallery (Shadows Edge, 2014), Pragues Topie Salon (Halftime, 2015, with Míla Preslova), GASK, Kutna Hora (Traits of Mind, 2016), the National Gallery Prague (After Rembrandt, 2017), and Prague City Gallery (2019). Group exhibitions include Postconceptual Conception (2017, OGV – Galerie Alternativa, Jihlava; 2018, White Unicorn Gallery, Klatovy; 2020, Galerie 1, Prague).
Michaela Maupicova’s works can be found in the collections of the National Gallery Prague, Prague City Gallery, the Gallery of the Central Bohemian Region, Liberec Regional Gallery, and the Leinemann-Stiftung für Bildung und Kunst Berlin, plus private collections in the Czech Republic and abroad.