Nobody can make my paiting but me. I think that the person who looks at my pictures should look for nothing else but the narrative, the symbolism or a value, whether psychological or philosophical, of their own. I can only talk about all the things I paint from personal perspective and I think this only concerns myself. But for me, all these things I picture aren’t trapped within my own vision, they aren’t closed. That is why I work with the Nature. It is open, universal, and yet it touches everyone in an unique intimate way. It is true that I also make still-lifes in which there are objects that I have at home. It’s a mess on the table, a corner of my apartment, it’s all about my environment, but I offer these to the community to take it as a ground space for their own thinking process.Michal Korman
Michal Korman (1987) began his art education at the age of five when the Slovak academic painter Jozef Jelenak (working in tradition of expressionism) admitted him to his courses for children at the school of art in Michal’s home town, having formed Michal’s artistic foundations during three years.
In 2005, he manifested his specific style: a combination of graphic-like oil painting branded with the signature as a logotype-to-be.
In 2006, Michal mastered the four-year curriculum at the school of art in only two years and graduated with a diploma. Since then, he has continued to develop his personal style of traditional oil painting using figurative motifs and inspiration from travelling. This lead to his first solo exhibition outside Slovakia in Brussels in 2009.
Belgium also saw him one of the Committee of Regions Forum’s 100 Young European Creative People of Exceptional Telent Awardees 2009 – the selection organised by Europe’s Creative Cities and Regions on the occasion of the European Year of Creativity and Innovation.
In 2016 he starts working with what has since become his signature: plants and flowers.
Michal lives and works in Paris.
Works in private collections: Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxemburg, Malasia, the Netherlands, Russian Federation, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States of America
*foto: Erika Koštialová