ABOUT

Beáta Hechtová, photo credit Andrew Rinkhy.jpg

BIO 

I’m a Czech-born artist, currently living and working in Vienna, where, in 2020, I finished my studies at the University of Applied Arts in the printmaking department. My works are capturing the inner fights of oneself, while trying to untangle the mass of information and cope with the increasing speed of urban lifestyle. The urge to belong reveals a dim memory of raw human nature and its fading instincts. Through painting, printmaking, collage and installation, I’m displaying the restlessness of subconsciousness and it’s chaotic connections. Hints of stories, hidden identities, absurd situations, overwhelming expectations, infiltration of technology, constant need and lack of something indefinable. I compare contexts and explore the diversity of possible outcomes. Contradiction also plays an important role, such as city x nature, utopia x dystopia, spirituality x materialism, individualism x mass, tragedy x comedy. The bright fields of colours refer to the visual strategies of pop-culture and it’s impact on a global melting pot.

 

Secondary Education

2011 - 2014: University of West Bohemia, Ladislav Sutnar - Faculty of design and art

                       (Winter semester 2012 - 2013: Erasmus residency in Spain, Cuenca – Universidad de Castilla La Mancha,   Faculty  of Fine Arts)

                       (Illustration and graphic) – Bachelor degree

2014 - 2020:  University of Applied Arts Vienna - graphics and printmaking)

                       (Winter semster 2017/2018: Visitor student residency in Peru, Lima - Pontificia universidad católica del Peru, Faculty of fine Arts)

Exhibitions

06/2022: Body & Nature, Galerie Rudolf Leeb, (Wien, A)

05/2022: Parallel Editions 2022, Galerie Rudolf Leeb, (Wien, A)

05/2022: R& Art Walk, Das Rund / creative Film Production, (Wien, A)

08/2021: Internationale Grafik Triennale Frechen, (Frechen, D)

05/2021: Parallel Vienna Editions/21, (Wien, A) - Galerie Rudolf Leeb

03/2021: Träume und Offenbarungen, (Wien, A) - Urban Art Gallery / AG18

10/2020: Melting Plot, (Wien, A) - solo exhibition - Gallery Rudolf Leeb Project Space

05/2019.: If you only..., (Wien, A) - Bildungsministerium

03/2019: Realities, (Wien, A) - ORF Funkhaus

03/2019: Laser game, (Prague, CZ) - solo exhibition - Café Tonkin

02/2019: Love for the streets, (Wien, A) - Gallery Kaeshmaesh

10/2018: Yajé, (Prague, CZ) - solo exhibition of oil paintings, Café URX

12/2017: Exposicion anual de arte, (Lima, PE) - oil painting - The jungle

06/2017: Essense - cats, heaven and no sun, (Wien, A)

06/2016: Essense - Einmal zusammen, (Wien, A)

05/2016: Graphics Biennale, (Belgrade, RS)

04/2016: Stuck in decoration, (Wien, A) - solo exhibition of oilpaintings

09/2015: ARTWALK (Groß-Siegharts, A)

06/2015: Something in between (Wien, A)

06/2014: Seclusion Exhibition (Pilsen,CZ) - illustrated book - Popol Vuh

03/2014: The difference - Galery Ve Stredu (Pilsen,CZ) - Mexican market

01/2014: Seclusion Exhibition (Pilsen,CZ) - Illustrated book - Mexican market

05/2013: Aquarium (Pilsen,CZ) - installation

06/2013: Seclusion Exhibition (Pilsen, CZ) - Illustrated book - E. A. Poe

01/2013: Fuera de mi mente (Cuenca, Spain)

06/2012: Seclusion Exhibition (Pilsen, CZ) - Puppet theatre

01/2012: Seclusion Exhibition (Pilsen, CZ) – Fall and Winter