Marcela Urubova


Marcela Urubova

Artist Marcela Urubová lives near Pilsen in the Czech Republic.
She studied at School of Applied Arts in Uherské Hradiště between 1977 - 1981, under supervision of professor František Nikl.
Then, in 1989, she graduated from landscape art atelier of the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague as a student of professor František Jiroudek and Jiří Karmazín (she attained an "Ak. mal." degree = "M.F.A").

Marcela Urubová is a painter whose inspiration comes mainly from the nature and undoubtedly the polymorphous, oftentimes absurd, life of a human being and its feelings.
She painted mainly water and waterfalls for a long time. Water, as well as the nature, liberates and heals our emotions. It relieves the physical body and mind.

But the life in a chaos of a big city was very cheerless and devoid of natural motifs. Painters are not robots... periods of stagnation can naturally ensue, periods of seeming emptiness... At that time, she dedicated herself fully to her family and her three children, who were more important to her than some fleeting career. However, she continued to perceive the life and its details, which became engraved into her subconsciousness...and which only now emerge in her abstract paintings.

In the year 2000 she became employed as a computer graphic designer.

After having moved to the countryside, closer to the nature, her colour palette transformed itself entirely. She begun to use cheery acrylic colours, their expressive strength and emotional substance. She liberated herself from the realistic depiction of the nature and instead she focused on abstract expression of the essence, spirit of the nature, as well as the energy of life. The nature has a great deal of positive energy and the cheery colours capture these positive emotions. She perceives her abstract paintings of the nature and diverse emotional impressions of life as acelebration of the nature and the life, which a man cannot take for granted. Her painting style is often also very intuitive and spontaneous. She keeps looking for new associations among colours and compositions, which will enable her work to evolve itself in a natural way.

The viewer is encouraged to engage themselves with their own associations, experience and imagination. They can interpret the painting in their own way, no matter the painting's label.

Apart from painting, she also relishes in photographing everything that captures her attention. She occasionally uses some of the photos to create graphics on a computer. She doesn't oppose at all to further artistic progression and usage of new materials. She lets everything take its course freely ("panta rhei")

All paintings were painted with professional acrylic or oil colors on canvas. She also uses professional final protective varnishes. She always offers exclusive original paintings, handmade, signed and dated on the front by herself original sign..."UM08"...etc.