"In my emerging practice, I allow myself to be led by the limits of the material I am working with.
I tend to push beyond the boundaries of the scale of the human body and delve into larger sculptural forms. I have long been interested in reconsidering the value and aesthetics of everyday objects. Influenced by my hypersensitivity and the ASMR phenomenon, my central theme has become tactility and an intuitive world of fantasy and associations. I don't distinguish between the value of materials that are considered low profile or precious. Instead, I choose them based on their ability to deliver a message or their technical characteristics. I am drawn towards softness and weirdness, but at the same time, I gravitate towards spiky, semi-fictional creatures. Since childhood, I have been drawn to collecting strange objects. When I work, I feel like an archaeologist and scientist, discovering creatures and exploring ways in which they can coexist with the human body. I aim to excavate from my soul all the peculiar creatures that can happily live in symbiosis on the human body. Although my use of materials is wide, the pieces I create lately have a common basis: living features, with a creepy crawlies-like vibe."
Barbora Lexová, the fourth-generation artist in her family, continues the artistic legacy by dedicating her life to art. While specializing in jewellery, she embraces a versatile approach, unbounded by specific media or sizes. Influenced by hypersensitivity and ASMR, she navigates between softness and the peculiar, alongside an attraction to spiky, semi-fictional creatures.
Barbora has been a collector of strange objects since childhood, as a scientific archaeologist
in her work, discovering and exploring ways these creatures can coexist with the human body.
She excavates peculiar beings from her soul, aiming for a harmonious symbiosis on the human form.
Intern at Galeria Reverso, Portugal
Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp– Jewellery design & gold-silversmithing, MA
Oslo National Academy of Arts– internship
UMPRUM– Academy of Arts, Architecture, and Design in Prague, K.O.V.
(Concept–Object–Meaning) studio led by associate professor Eva Eisler, bachelor's degree, BA
Faculty of Architecture, Czech Technical University in Prague–Industrial design, one year
Galerie Vida ADORNED, online exhibtion March 2024
Tincal lab Challenge 2023 Jewellery and Travel
CONTEMPORANIA BARCELONA 2023– financial support from Ministry of Culture, Czech Republic
SIERAAD Art Fair 2023– financial support from Ministry of Culture, Czech Republic
TO BE ANTWERP– Donum
Malá Noc Módy
Postpost Gallery – Vykopávky
Master degree group exhibition GET IN TOUCH, Antwerp, Belgium
"What a Wonderful World" – Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp
Marzee Gallery, Nijmegen – “On the Road Eva Eisler&Alumni“
Designblok – “On the Road Eva Eisler&Alumni“
Muzeum Portheimka – Meda 100
Galerie UM– Design Treat Café
Czech International Award for Student Design 2019- nominee, category– clothing, footwear, jewellery
Jewellery for Museum Portheimka (Museum of glass), MEDA 100–4th place, Pearl necklace
Olověný Dušan 2017 (Faculty of Architecture, Czech Technical University in Prague) – Design category, dustpan and broom FORM 165
Teendesign 2015– 3rd place in category Drawing, painting, graphic–an international competition for students