Czech sculptor Ivana Šrámková was a member of professor Stanislav Libenský’s prominent last class at the Academy of Art, Architecture and Design in Prague. Her sculptures are distillations of basic figurative forms, both animal and human, with a healthy dose of character. Reduced to their essence each is described in a language of simple geometric symbols. What makes them extraordinary is Šrámková’s ability to give them just enough of the archetypal to make them identifiable, just enough gesture to endow them with wit, and just enough reference to make them universal. They stand comfortably in the timeless continuum of art and artifact.
In 2011, her work was the subject of a solo exhibition entitled I Can’t Stop at the Czech Republic’s premier contemporary art venue - the DOX Centre for Contemporary Art in Prague, Czech . Her sculptures are represented in the collections of the National Gallery and the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York and the Museum of Modern Art in Lausanne, Switzerland.