signal smoke drawing on canvas, 2020, signed on the reverse, 120 × 150 cm
Magdalena Jetelová is one of the most interesting and respected artists in the Czech Republic. The presented work is a top example of her artistic expression; moreover, her large-format works appear on the auction market very rarely. The artist's highly cultivated work perfectly represents her extremely rare ability to absorb the political and social reality of the time. Jetelová made her mark in the development of the domestic art scene mainly with conceptually oriented installations that were intended for specific places and reflected their history and stories. This is evidenced, for example, by her land art projects, from which very often photographs or only supplementary documentation remained. Her approach to drawing is very non-classical and action, as illustrated with, for example, “painting” with flares on board, or, as in the presented artwork, “signal smoke drawing” on canvas. The artwork was donated for the auction by Foundation Cermak Eisenkraft.