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To paint is to abandon the tumult of one’s intrusive thoughts, to connect with one’s inner self in a parallel world where the brush becomes the magic tool which reveals the unsuspected beauties of being… «
A self-taught painter, Zdenka Palkovic, continues a tradition which began three generations ago in her family.
As a teenager, Zdenka attended for five years the School of Fine Arts in Bratislava. However, it took years before the desire to paint regained her again. She took classes with various Swiss and French artists and her desire to search for new techniques, new expressions literally invaded her.
Since 2008, she expresses herself fully in painting, and her works have evolved considerably. She begins with portraits, then seduced by nature and its wonders contemplated during her her travels around the world, she paints landscapes. Finally she finds a certain exaltation in abstract painting.
Her techniques develop as well. Pencil gives way to acrylic, Chinese ink, oil and finally stained glass paint – which became a revealing technique for her.
In her artistic quest she has bee often wondering how to paint life, how to express this volcano that inhabits her, how to arouse in others the same feelings that animate her as an artist. In discovering stained glass painting, she instinctively felt it reflected her own vibrations.
This paint is like life, unpredictable, surprising, indomitable – a rebellious painting. Accurate results cannot be expected. It is the paint which guides her, helps her to express the depth of her soul.
Her universe is between pure abstraction and mineral reality, between the dream and the matter. It brings together the two poles of existence.
I discovered my vocation in early childhood.
Artists who influenced a great deal my painting were William Turner and Zao Wouki. My preferred technique is stain glass on canvas.