ABSTRACT TRACES OF INGE KOSKOVÁ. WATCH THE THIRD EPISODE OF ART IN ISOLATION

“The figure became too limited for my freedom, one wanted to see more than just realism,” remembers artist Inge Kosková. Her abstract black and white drawings comment silently on our history.

Where does one look for inspiration in times of limitations? How does one create art freely and how does one come face to face with the world? Questions like these come to the fore during a pandemic crisis. And the past can serve as a place to seek – and find – answers.

Watch all the episodes of Art in Isolation.


Inge Kosková (*1940) remains an extraordinary artist on the Czech periphery. Though primarily focused on teaching, her work has won theoreticians‘ attention. Her main topic became interpersonal relationships, the balance of forces in life and nature. With her natural harmonic style, she gradually left the figure and moved into the realm of lyrical abstract drawings, creating an endless calligraphic diary of hers. She has never entered the so-called Hall of Fame, yet her works are represented in many significant collections and the importance of her black and white notes on the fringes of art history is still growing.

Art in Isolation series of short documentaries focuses on the phenomenon of artistic creation in isolation. A joint project of Kunsthalle Praha and Post Bellum, it draws on interviews recorded for the Memory of Nations archive. Individual episodes can be watched each month on the websites and social networks of both institutions.