Photography by Ivan Pinkava
Ivan Pinkava was born in 1961 in Náchod, located in northeast Bohemia. He graduated from secondary school specializing in graphic art, and took his post-secondary training in photography at Prague’s FAMU. He is especially interested in the ambiguous character of the human being affected by suffering. His work is inspired by mythology, ancient tales, religious stories and theatre.
Pinkava regularly exhibits in Europe and the United States. His works are part of public collections both in the Czech Republic and abroad. In 2005 Pinkava was appointed the head of the Studio of Photography at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. He is represented by the Leica Gallery, Prague, Czechia.
Art Books: “Ivan Pinkave: Remains” and “Ivan Pinkava” http://www.artbook.com/catalog–photography–monographs–pinkava–ivan.html