The scoolpt project is a natural continuation of Michal Trpák´s creation and his interest in design, architecture and nature. scoolpt has worked as a trademark of its own since 2017. Other fine artists, architects and art craftsmen take part in particular projects. It be impossible to create some of the projects without their help, experience and artistic invention.
Michal Trpák was born in České Budějovice in 1982. He studied stone sculptural art at Svatá Anežka Secondary School of Applied Art in Český Krumlov. Later, in 2007, he graduated from the University of Applied Art in Prague under supervision of professor Jiří Beránek, an academic sculptor. In 2012 he completed his doctorate under Boris Jirků, an academic painter, at the Academy of Fine Arts in Banská Bystrica. During his studies he did year-long exchange programs at the Institute of Design in Lahti, Finland and Emily Carr Institute in Vancouver, Canada. In 2000 he took part in an UNESCO-organized international student camp in South Korea which focused on the preservation of cultural heritage.
Michal Trpák has created dozens of sculptures which are represented in collections in Bohemia and abroad. He works with natural materials – wood, stone, clay – and he casts in bronze as well as making use of modern materials – such as polyester resin or cement. The creations of Michal Trpák are closely linked to humans and today’s society. The sculptures he creates often work with the particular space in which they are installed. Shaping unification with the space is important for Michal whether a city, open country or architecture is in question.
“As a fine artist, sculptor and creator I am fascinated by participating in a rare way of forming space around us and adding to it an individual and unique face. My work is the language in which I communicate. I believe that the strength of a sculpture is in the interconnection of an idea and craft. If these things are combined, the object itself starts talking to a viewer and no other words are needed.”