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Jana Zimová was born in the Czech Republic in 1987 and now lives and works in Germany. In the tradition of Magical Realism, her works present unreal and impossible events taking place in the real world.  The impossible or supernatural happens in her paintings. The artist uses imagination in the frame of natural environment and social realities, thus searching for a truth that goes beyond what is visible in everyday life. In those so-called “magical happenings” in her paintings, reality and dream melt into a superordinate totality that needs to be interpreted.

text: Muster-Meier Gallery

Jana Zimová is a Czech artist. The theme of all of her paintings are bizarre stories, that are full of dramatic moments, erotic, miracles and weird beasts. The inspiration for these artworks are drawn from stories that appear in the daily press and from the traditional myths from South America and Asia.

Zimovás works are full of allegorys and a dark symbolism, this makes her works look scary and inviting at the same time. In her paintings the exaggerated reality collides with nightmares and dreams, always spiced with a portion of humor.

text: Mark Paul Divo


Curriculum vitae

1987 – born in Chlumec nad Cidilnou, Czech Republic

2007 – 2013 – Ladislav Sutnar´s Faculty of Design and Art – Atelier of Illustration (Magister degree – MgA.),
University of West Bohemia, Pilsen
2003 – 2007 – High school of Art and Graphics (SUSG), Jihlava

2018 – Passion for freedom – guest artist, The Royal Opera Arcade Gallery & La Galleria Pall Mall, London
2018 – If you walk in (solo exhibition), Muster-Meier Gallery, Bern, Switzerland
2017 – Between two worlds (solo exhibition), Eisdiele Gallery, Nuremberg, Germany
2017 – Summer Launch//Fundraiser Party exhibition ( for City Primeval: New York, Berlin, Prague ), The Chemistry Gallery, Prague
2016 – Micky drei and Jana Zimova, Gallery The Solution, Prague
2016 – Heart paradise, Castle of Valdstejn, Litvinov
2016 – Art Prague – Mystics, Spirits and Muses, Kafka´s house, Prague
2016 – Four elements, Gallery La Femme, Prague
2015 – GOHO, Gostenhof, Nuremberg, Germany
2015 – The best costume (solo exhibition), Gallery of Senate, parliament CR, Prague
2013 – The East bliss (solo exhibition), Gallery Klicpera´s house, Chlumec n./C.
2013 – The top of the glacier – collection of the best theses, Ladislav Sutnar´s gallery, Pilsen
2013 – Award of Ladislav Sutnar´s Faculty of Design and Art for best thesis work (Illustration for book Dugpa Kunleg)
2013 – Jana Zimová – Illustration (solo exhibition), Gallery of University of Pardubice, Pardubice
2011 – Bizarrerie + (solo exhibition), Gallery Klicpera´s house, Chlumec n./C.
2011 – Illustration and graphic, Gallery of Frantisek Drtikol, Pribram
2011 – Illustration and graphic, Regensburg, Germany
2010 – Bachelor thesis works of the Boris Jirku´s Atelier of illustration, Gallery of University Banska Bystrica, SK
2010 – Award of Ladislav Sutnar´s Faculty of Design and Art for the best bachelor thesis (Illustration for book Bizarrerie)
2009 – Crime and punishment, Museum of West Bohemia, Pilsen
2009 – Human and animal, Faculty of law, Charles University, Prague
2009 – Comics, Gallery of West Bohemia University, Pilsen
2009 – Space (solo exhibition), Gallery Klicpera´s house, Chlumec n./C.
2008 – Without freedom, Cultural cafe Apple tree, Pilsen
2008 – 2011- Figurama – international project of figural art