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Pavel Barta

Photo of Pavel BartaPavel Barta was born in the Czech Republic. He worked as graphic designer in a Publishing House in Prague. During that time he started to consider an “escape” from computer art and used material such as wood, clay, paper, and metal to create miniature sculptures. He took art class at Holar School of Art in Prague. His first exhibition took place in Prague in 1996. Each miniature sculpture is original and unique as he does not use molds or patterns.

He came to Canada in 1997. While living in 100 Mile House, BC, he became interested in stone sculptures. He carves from soft stones like soapstone, chlorite, and wonderstone. His sculptures capture movement and energy using simple lines in a style that is recognizably Pavel.

In 2006 Pavel moved to Kelowna, BC. Here he became more involved with bronze. He creates his originals in oil-based clay. Except for the rough casting, Pavel enjoys doing the whole process of “lost wax casting” himself. This gives him total control over all finishing steps, from the rough shaping and filing to the final buffing and patina.

Pavel’s sculptures are displayed in several galleries in British Columbia. His artwork found place in private collections across Canada, in Europe, USA, New Zealand, and Australia. He had one-man shows in Quesnel, Williams Lake, 100 Mile House, Hope, Coquitlam, Kelowna and was part of a group show in North Vancouver. He was guest artist at Ars Longa art show in Kelowna in 2007,2008 and 2012. His sculpture design was chosen as The Okanagan Arts Council Award for 2008. In 2012 Pavel finished two public art projects: Installation of 16 sculptures in the new foyer of Kelowna General Hospital, and also entrance signs for Village of Clinton. In April 2014 he received an Award of Excellence during the exhibition in Campbell River Art Gallery. Since May 2014 he lives and works in his studio in Campbell River at 262 Island Hwy. Most recently his outdoor sculpture was chosen for display in Victoria, BC, as part of the “Oak Bay Arts Alive 2016” public sculpture program.

Pavel works in different media – clay, stone, concrete, bronze, and fiberglass to create sculptures of different sizes – from miniature carvings to several feet tall outdoor sculptures.

His unique bronze sculptures and stone carvings are created with one purpose - to create joy in those who look at them.

“The best reward I can get is to know that thanks to my art someone’s day became brighter.” -Pavel



Pavel Barta: Everything is Rosy Pavel Barta: Passion Pavel Barta: Sunbathing
Everything is Rosy
5.5 x 12 x 5 in.   Other
Passion
11 x 8.5 in.   Mixed Media
Sunbathing
3 x 3 x 4.5 in.   Bronze
Pavel Barta: Touch Pavel Barta: Sea Warrior Pavel Barta: Honey Robber
Touch
6 x 9 x 3 in.   Bronze
Sea Warrior
6.5 x 9.25 x 3 in.   Stone
Honey Robber
8 x 10 x 5.5 in.   Stone
Pavel Barta: Cautious Pavel Barta: Stock Market Clash (Bear and Bull Pair) Pavel Barta: Stubby
Cautious
2.75 x 7 x 2.75 in.   Stone
Stock Market Clash (Bear and Bull Pair)
9 x 12 x 7.5 in.   Bronze
Stubby
3 x 5.75 x 2.75 in.  
Pavel Barta: Ready To Fight 2/7 Pavel Barta: Duality Pavel Barta: Victory
Ready To Fight 2/7
7.5 x 12.5 x 6 in.   Bronze
Duality
8 x 2.5 x 3.75 in.   Stone
Victory
11 x 8.5 in.   Mixed Media
Pavel Barta: Classic Pavel Barta: Enjoyment Pavel Barta: Run of a Lifetime
Classic
8.5 x 11 in.   Mixed Media
Enjoyment
8.5 x 11 in.   Mixed Media
Run of a Lifetime
8.5 x 11 in.   Mixed Media
Pavel Barta: Kayak Pavel Barta: Diving Pavel Barta: Cyclist Downhill
Kayak
11 x 8.5 in.   Mixed Media
Diving
11 x 8.5 in.   Mixed Media
Cyclist Downhill
11 x 8.5 in.   Mixed Media
Pavel Barta: Swimming Pavel Barta: Cyclist Road Pavel Barta: Never Give Up
Swimming
8.5 x 11 in.   Metal
Cyclist Road
11 x 8.5 in.   Mixed Media
Never Give Up
8.5 x 11 in.   Mixed Media
Pavel Barta: Paddle Boarder Pavel Barta: Skier Woman Pavel Barta: Soccer
Paddle Boarder
8.5 x 11 in.   Mixed Media
Skier Woman
8.5 x 11 in.   Mixed Media
Soccer
8.5 x 11 in.   Mixed Media
Pavel Barta: Swimming 2 Pavel Barta: Curling Pavel Barta: Hockey
Swimming 2
8.5 x 11 in.   Mixed Media
Curling
8.5 x 11 in.   Mixed Media
Hockey
11 x 8.5 in.   Mixed Media
Pavel Barta: Curious Pavel Barta: Fishing Pavel Barta: Walking
Curious
4.5 x 8 x 3 in.   Bronze   
Fishing
11 x 10 x 4 in.   Bronze   
Walking
9 x 12 x 5 in.   Bronze
Pavel Barta: Don't give Up! Pavel Barta: Done Searching Pavel Barta: Play Time
Don't give Up!
7 x 5 x 4 in.   Bronze   
Done Searching
5 x 10.5 x 3.5 in.   Stone   
Play Time
5.6 x 7 x 6 in.   Bronze
Pavel Barta: Walk Pavel Barta: Loner Pavel Barta: Black Swan
Walk
27 x 12 x 6 in.   Bronze   
Loner
4.5 x 5 x 1.5 in.   Stone   
Black Swan
4 x 5 x 3 in.   Stone   
Pavel Barta: Success Pavel Barta: On The Edge Pavel Barta: On the Edge
Success
3.75 x 2.75 x 1.25 in.   Mixed Media   
On The Edge
3.75 x 2.75 x 1.25 in.   Mixed Media   
On the Edge
11 x 8.5 in.   Mixed Media   
Pavel Barta: In Control Pavel Barta: Set to Win Pavel Barta: Wander
In Control
8.5 x 11 in.   Mixed Media   
Set to Win
8.5 x 11 in.   Mixed Media   
Wander
3 x 8 x 3 in.   Stone   
Pavel Barta: On the Button Pavel Barta: Speed Pavel Barta: Never Give Up
On the Button
8.5 x 11 in.   Mixed Media   
Speed
8.5 x 11 in.   Mixed Media   
Never Give Up
8.5 x 11 in.   Mixed Media   
Pavel Barta: Determination Pavel Barta: Endurance Pavel Barta: Curious
Determination
8.5 x 11 in.   Mixed Media   
Endurance
8.5 x 11 in.   Mixed Media   
Curious
3.5 x 7.5 x 3 in.   Other   
Pavel Barta: Morning Stretch
Morning Stretch
10.5 x 11 x 9 in.   Other   

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