Elen Kudrová’s works are outstanding in the spectrum of the current art, and can be easily put next to the works of authors who studied at Soviet, post-Soviet and Russian art schools, where the techniques must be nothing but perfect…
In fact, her works can be called paintings. Elen Kudrová does not express herself through lines, but through the touch of blocks of colour, supposing we accept that black is a colour. Moreover, hers are monochromatic paintings in their own kind, regardless the occasional colour motive collaged into the whole.
These are precise drawings based on delicate lines and draughtsman’s approach to space. The thorough draughtsmanship is never the end in itself; the author produces novel art which contains a deep message. With both the form and contents of her artwork, Elen Kudrová takes a solitary position among contemporary artists, and thus follows Czech classics, such as Toyen, O. Kulhánek and others.
sculptor, graphic artist, painter, essayist and art historian
Elen Kudrová’s drawings contain that fragile glistening of unease which reflects the complicated and cracked world. However, she embraces the darkness of the horrors with the gentle light of hope and beauty.
author of literary adaptations, radio programme director
It is a small miracle to find a technically brilliant drawing in the time of performance art, computer graphics, various audio-visual screenings, installations, and productions.
editor and art curator
The drawings of Elen Kudrová take my breath away not just by their composition and message, but also because I feel I could unwittingly “breath through” the fine web of the lines. Drawing is one of the language forms she uses to start a dialogue. It is a message in a bottle thrown into the sea in the good faith that it will be washed up on a shore somewhere... on a shore of your understanding. Her drawings need a sensitive, empathetic partner to become a conversation.
art theorist, writer