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Born in 1978 in the former Czechoslovakia, artist Marek Dutka now lives and works in London. He graduated in 2004 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, and during his studies spent three semesters at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague (The Netherlands). Marek Dutka's startlingly original works have been exhibited in both national and international venues, including London’s 2008 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, and more recently at Searcys Club Gallery at the top of The Gherkin. In 2012 his painting was among twenty finalists for the VUB Foundation Award for Painting for Young Artists exhibited at the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic. His paintings are in numerous private collections, including the private collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Dutka’s main focus is the detailed exploration of space through patterned geometrical figures. His ‘Citadel’ series at Hay Hill Gallery is characterised by the unusual addition of patterns of miniature fish, energetically swimming beneath strong graphics which might otherwise appear static. He follows an exacting method to give his pieces their element of realism: after the initial sketches, he physically constructs his imagined figures in three dimensions, using these models to observe light and shadow. Finally, the artist’s fantastic visions are given tangible form on canvas, eerily life-like in full colours.

Ball 3 Acrylic on canvas 100 x 100 cm

Ball 1 Acrylic on canvas 100 x 100 cm

Ball 2 Acrylic on canvas 100 x 100 cm

Ball 4 Acrylic on canvas 100 x 100 cm

Red Citadel Acrylic on canvas 101 x 101 cm

Blue Citadel Acrylic on canvas 101 x 101 cm

Walls Acrylic on canvas 77 x 102 cm

Selected exhibitions 2013

The Searcys Club Gallery, The Gherkin, London

2012 Painting of the Year – VUB Foundation Award for Painting for ……… Young Artists, Slovakia Winter Salon, River Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia Love 322, Dolny Kubin, Slovakia 2011

Encoded Systems, Red Gate Gallery, London


Open Art Exhibition, St Joseph’s Hall,Brompton Oratory, London


The 240th SUMMER EXHIBITION, Royal Academy of Arts, London Art In Action, Waterperry House, Oxon, UK


Open Exhibition, Windsor Arts Centre, Windsor, UK Gentle Cut, Moderni Galerie, Prague, Czech Republic Boyart, Windsor Arts Centre, UK

2004 57th Artistic Salon in Policka, Mestke Muzeum a Galerie, Policka, ……………..Czech Republic 2003 The Hague Painters, Haagse Kunstring, The Hague, The Netherlands 2002 Variations,Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague, The Netherlands 2001 Tracks, Puchov, Slovakia

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Marek Dutka  

Hay Hill Gallery - the catalogue of paintings by Marek Dutka

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