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Exhibition | Katerina Coufalova – Tree


Schouwburgplein, Rotterdam

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‘“My work should be self-evident, just like nature in which beautiful things arise. Sometimes there are mistakes, but the result is always in balance. I always strive for a certain aesthetic in the image, it must be pleasant to look at“ – Katerina Coufalova.

Katerina Coufalova was born on October 3, 1975 in the Czech Republic. At the age of twenty she moved to the Netherlands and in 1997 she started studying visual arts at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. In 2002 she graduated in lithography and woodcut with which she also received the Winsor & Newton materials prize. The same year her debut followed with an exhibition in the Pulchri Studio, The Hague. In the years that followed her work was shown in exhibitions in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and the Czech Republic.

Physical prints of the works shown in this digital exhibition are available for purchase. For inquiries please contact [email protected]

More information and other works can be found at

2002   –  Debute | Pulchri Studio (The Hague, NL)
2003   –  ARS Amuela Natura (Leiden, NL)
2004   –  Prent Nu, Loods 6 (Amsterdam, NL)
2005   –  Solo | Fietsenstalling (The Hague, NL)
2006   –  Galerie Špejchar (Jindrichův Hradec, CZ)
2009   –  Goedman (The Hague, NL)
2011   –  Art en Living (Rotterdam, NL)
2012   –  Grafiekbeurs (Borken, D)
2014   –  Solo | Pulchri Studio (The Hague, NL)
2014   –  Grafiek Bienale (Bruges, BE)

When a tree was cut down in the street where I live, I liked the remaining trunk so much that I asked the workmen for pieces of that stump to make prints in my studio. The tree gets a second life. You can actually see on the printout the moment the tree was cut down: you see how the tree has lived, whether it has lived healthy, how old it has become, and something about its environment.
I have experimented a lot with different woods, paints and papers and sanding techniques, because I want to give the best possible expression to the veins and rings in the trunk. From the first print, a nice series of different trees has been created.
The print runs are usually very small. Around 10 pieces per tree.



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