Inspirational and Timeless Figurative Sculpture
Denisa Prochazka is an artist who has a deep connection to classical sculpture and ancient art, to which she brings her own contemporary creative vision and techniques. A superb artist, with the utmost attention to detail, her outstanding figurative sculpture inspires the highest aspirations in humanity. The prolific and dedicated artist has attracted numerous commissions including the Awards of Excellence by the Nelson Mandela Legacy and Ottawa University, BHM.
Prochazka faces formidable pieces with bold confidence. Her large awe-inspiring relief sculptures, such as Celtic Goddess Bhride, a 10 foot sculpture commission for St.Brigid’s Art Centre, Ottawa, Canada, shown in the banner, are universal expressions that capture a timeless beauty with harmonious balance of power and grace.
The Czech-born artist, who currently lives and works in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada states, “The necessity to create a form in my hands out of earth resembled something divine, an unspoken element of the hidden nature of what it is to be human, and the psychological portrayal of what it means to be a female. I felt the need to portray feelings, needs and a visual conversation within the sublime. Symbolism transcends the physical into the spiritual realm.”
Denisa Prochazka won the Featured Artist Special Recognition Award in the Manhattan Arts International “HERStory 2017” juried competition. Her sculpture titled “Warrior’s Heart Wish”, which is an exquisite display of strength and serenity, was selected from more than 1,000 images to receive one of the Awards of Excellence.
This was not the first award she received from Manhattan Arts International. She also won Second Place Special Recognition and an Award of Excellence in the “New Beginnings” exhibition, 2016-2017.
As the curator of “HERStory”, I chose Prochazka to win this Special Recognition Award because of her consistent high-quality works of art that celebrate the female form. In her inimitable authentic and poetic manner, she exudes her enlightened spiritual-based inspiration. Those attributes, when combined with technical virtuosity, create a powerful force that sets her apart from her contemporaries in all mediums.
The professionally accomplished artist has participated in many exhibitions and her work resides in both private and public collections. She is an Executive Member of the National Capital Network of Sculptors in Ottawa.
When Prochazka submitted her entries to “HERStory” she wrote, “I became increasingly aware of my feminine perspective in life. The need for creation became reinforced with the birth of my own child and the desire to heal, protect and empower. My goal is to bring my art forward to public spaces where passersby can find peace, beauty and healing connection for a moment in time in their life’s journey.”
The artist explains that she was introduced to clay at a young age from being exposed to her talented mother’s ceramic studio. She graduated from O.C.A.D University in Toronto, where she majored in Sculpture-Installation. Later, she furthered her art education in Florence, Italy, where she advanced her unique specialization in figurative sculpture.
If it is the artist’s intention to bring a sense of peace and healing to the viewer she achieves that aspiration and much more. It has been said that Prochazka offers imagery “that is vibrant with mystical and historical elements.” I’m sure she will continue to receive many accolades and recognition for her enduring and expansive talent.
Visit Denisa Prochozka’s website www.denisaprochazka.com
Join Denisa Prochazka on Social Media