Hynek Martinec graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague in 2005. During his studies, he participated in study stays abroad, first at Middlesex University in London and then at Cooper Union in New York. After graduation he went abroad. From 2005-2007 he lived in Paris. Since 2007 he has lived in London, where he received his British citizenship in 2020. Hynek Martinec is a hyperrealist painter and has enjoyed international success. In 2007, he received the BP Young Artist Award for artists under 30 and also the BP Visitor Choice for his portrait Zuzana in Paris studio (2006-2007). The painting was selected from a total of 1870 artists. In 2008 he was awarded by the British National Portrait Gallery competition in London for his painting Bagram in New York (2004) and by BP Visitor Choice at the National Scottish Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh. He has participated in many solo and group exhibitions and his works are included in important international collections, such as the National Gallery in Prague and the British Museum in London.
Hynek Martinec is exclusively represented for Central and Eastern Europe by Adolf Loos Apartment and Gallery,
for Western Europe and overseas he is represented by Gallery Parafin London.
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Reportage about Hynek Martinec, 4.11.2020, Czech TV.
Reportage about Hynek Martinec, 20.4.2019, Czech TV.
Reportage about Hynek Martinec, 7.11.2018, Czech TV.
Reportage about Hynek Martinec, 8.6. 2017, Czech TV.
Group Exhibition: Iconic Works
Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, February - May, 2020
Ateneum, Helsinki, June - September, 2020
This group exhibition featured works by some of today's most prominent artists.
Hynek Martinec exhibited here together with leading artists such as Jeff Koons, Gerhard Richter, Cindy Sherman, brothers Jake and Dinos Chapman and others.
Hynek Martinec Exhibition: Voyage to Iceland
Date: April 27, 2018 - September 16, 2018
Place: Sternberg Palace
The exhibition was organized by the National Gallery in Prague in cooperation with the Rudolfinum Gallery.
Hynek Martinec's exhibition celebrates the friendship of contemporary art with old masters art.
Thirty paintings by Hynek Martinec were exhibited at the National Gallery in Prague (Sternberg Palace) from April 27 to August 26, 2018. In his works, Martinec responds to the works of the greats of old art. His exhibition is based on a fictional story about Kilian Ignaz Dietzenhofer's attempt to build Baroque cathedrals in Iceland.
Petr Nedoma (director of Rudolfinum Gallery) about Hynek Martinec:
"Hynek Martinec is a Czech painter and graduate of Zdenek Beran's atelier at Prague's Academy, who also studied at the prestigious Cooper Union in New York. After his graduation in 2005 he left for Paris and then London, where he is already considered an artist who naturally became a part of the British art scene. He drew attention to himself with his multiple successes in the National Portrait Gallery in London's competition. In the Czech Republic he was exhibited within the Beyond Reality exhibition presenting the British scene. Last year, an exhibition of his artworks opened the Parafin Gallery, in the very centre of London, directed by the former curator of Tate Modern. In October and November Martinec had an important exhibition of his most recent works in Václav Špála Gallery, which was (surprisingly for me) widely and positively reviewed by all important media in the Czech Republic."
(for iHNED.cz, 23. 12. 2015)
Jiří Fajt (director of the National Gallery in Prague) about Hynek Martinec:
"Recently there were two names on the Czech scene that drew my attention to themselves. Both of them - and not coincidentally - represent traditional art methods and using them they achieve fascinating and unforeseen results. Hynek Martinec, whose layered monochrome oil paintings find inspiration in old masters' compositions and Lukáš Karbus, whose dreamy watercolour landscapes can't hide his delight in Japanese aesthetics."
(for iHNED.cz, 23. 12. 2015)