Archive images of life and

monumental / chamber work  

of Emil Venkov


 E. Venkov (sitting), in the 3rd grade at the VŠVU (university of arts) in Bratislava, Slovakia

E. Venkov (sitting), in the 3rd grade at the VŠVU (university of arts) in Bratislava, Slovakia


1968 - Delusion
 

chamber sculpture

Created as a reaction to the militant entry of the Soviet army into Czechoslovakia in 1968

 


The Desire
 

metal
Pezinok
1968
320 x 130 x 90 cm


The Fusion

stone
Nové Mesto nad Váhom
1969
150 x 240 x 95 cm


The Touch

stone
Šamorin
1970
260 cm


Memorial of the Martyrs

white concrete
Komárno
1970
length: 750 cm


The Duel

stone
Galanta
1972
350 x 55 x 95 cm


Daphné

stone
Šaľa
1973
300 cm

 


Exhibition in France, Orange

1973


 

Exhibition at the Gallery of Young
 

Bratislava
1974

 

The exhibition was to be closed on the order by the then Minister of Culture Miroslav Válek as not being ideologically suitable within the so called "normalization" in Czechoslovakia. However, the number of visitors during its opening prevented the closure from happening.

note - children on the image are now in their forties and fifties, the middle kid is the first child of E. V. - Jana


Mother Earth

stone
Galanta
1974
lenght - 260 cm


Torso - Flower

stone
Piešťany
1975
230 cm

E. V. working on the model version of the Torso - Flower

Model version of the Torso - Flower


Friendship

stone
Bratislava
1975
270 x 150 x 90 cm


Motherhood

stone
Galanta
1976
270 cm


Franz Lehár Memorial

Komárno
1980
390 cm


Ode to Joy

aluminum
Piešťany
1980
750 cm

Ode to Joy draft 1

Ode to Joy draft 2

Ode to Joy draft 3

Work in Progress


Memorial of the Peasant rebellion in 1931

stone
Košuty
1981
530 cm


Caryatid

stone
Trenčín
1982
320 cm


The Flying

aluminum
Bratislava
1983
330 cm


The Victory

metal
Trenčianske Teplice
1984
540 cm


  untitled and undated   approximately middle '80s

untitled and undated

approximately middle '80s


Andrej Bagar Memorial
 

bronze
Trenčianske Teplice
1984
170 x 90 cm


The Prayer

epoxy resin
1986
210 cm

The Prayer

small scale model


Pierot

epoxy resin
1986
200 cm



Čapek brothers


Pieta

stone
Štúrovo, military cemetary
1987
600 x 270 x 220 cm

One of the first Pieta small scale proposals

Pieta, final small scale proposal

  Author with the finished sculpture

Author with the finished sculpture


Series of reliefs (only 2 / 5 were photographed)

epoxy resin
1988


Ikaros

metal
Bratislava
1989
370 cm

 

St. Cyril & Metodius
 

plaster
1992 / 1993

 

Was destroyed by the author when the sculpture hadn't received promised funding for a bronze cast from the newly established Slovak government.

Work in progress on the St. Cyril & Metodius

St. Cyril & Metodius
 

epoxy resin

80 cm


In the atelier
 

mid '90s


during the works on the Vrbove church sculptures / St. Cyril & Metodius
late '90s


The Touch

concrete

Bratislava, private collection
approx, 2000
350 cm


In the atelier

around 2000


Undated sculptures






Circus Folk


Adam and Even





Wanderer



Girl With an Apple

large version

Girl With an Apple

small version


Letna competition proposal


Winning entry for a competition in Bratislava

the monument was not executed as there were insufficient funds


Double Torso


The Duel


Thalia