19 Apr 2013 - 27 Apr 2013
New Wave Photography
United Creativity, an organisation representing emerging contemporary photographers from Central and Eastern Europe, brings to London the second edition of their exhibition, New Wave Photography. This year, the Crypt Gallery will host 12 artists, exhibiting fine art photography from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland.
Amongst the twelve artists on display, three Czech photographers have been selected this year.
Martin Hruška, originally from Karlovy Vary, Czech Repubic is showing a collection of marine life photographs. 'Underwater photography is the only way that a diver can share his experiences under the surface with others. These pictures were taken at different coral reefs in the Caribbean Sea. Schools of fish, Turtles, Stingrays, Angelfishes are only small part of this colourful underwater world'. Martin has been photographing wildlife and landscapes since 2005.
Lucie Jestrabikova's photographs have been created by using her body to create fascinating abstract compositions. Digital techniques in photoshop have allowed her to combine two of her artistic skills: 'My photography is more like painting than photography. Like a painter I use the movement of my body to make strokes and create the pictures. Then in postproduction I have created the final compositions'.
Karel Vojkovský specalises in studio based nude photography. Originally from Frýdek-Místek in the Czech Republic, he has worked for the last 10 years as a professional photographer in Prague. His intent to study the 'dynamic extent of the human body' has pushed his models to the limits. 'I see the human body as a machine enabling me to consider forms from a different point of view, not looking for sexuality and desire rather perceiving them as a tool of my creativity. I know that everybody is unique. I'm fascinated by human movability and the grace of shapes. ' Karel has exhibited throughout Europe in Croatia, Poland, Austria and the Czech Republic and has recently received the gold award at the 7th International Salon photography competition in the Ukraine.
The historic catacombs of St.Pancras church, also known as the Crypt Gallery is a fascinating space for the exhibition. The photographs on display satisfy and confound expectations of Central and Eastern European photography as well as introducing us to some vibrant new photographers.
The public opening evening will be held on Thursday 18th April with the exhibition running until 27th April at the Crypt Gallery, London, underneath St.Pancras Church opposite Euston train station. Free Entry.
Following the exhibition
in London, New Wave Photography 2013 will continue in Krakow, Poland from 13th June - 29th July. All artists’ work can be seen on
United Creativity's website:
The Crypt Gallery, St Pancras Church, Euston Road, London NW1 2BA
From: 19 Apr 2013
To: 27 Apr 2013
Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event