Angela from Sri Lanka
by Hynek Martinec

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1200 x 1200 mm

Born in the Czech Republic, Hynek Martinec graduated from the Academy of Fine Art, Prague in 2005. In 2003 he won the Academy’s Studio Prize. He has had solo exhibitions in Prague, London and Paris. He won the inaugural BP Young Artist Award in 2007.

The portrait is of Martinec’s friend, Angela. Although Angela was born in London, her parents are from Sri Lanka. During the portrait sittings she told Martinec stories about their heritage and a visit she had made to the country. She says ‘the title of the painting
that Hynek chose is very special to me.’

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    © Hynek Martinec