Veronika Pausova

Veronika Pausova


Veronika Pausova’s paintings are manifestations of a series of challenges the artist sets up and addresses upon the surface of a canvas in order to evoke short stories within each piece. Her works often begin with a fairly straightforward idea, such as to represent objects or entities at once inside and outside of a particular circumstance. Flies on either side of a window ajar, for example, that are rendered with such precision as to look like photo-collaged elements on the surface of the painting. However the notion of a window and the landscape beyond are completely abstracted into a combination of geometric line drawing in fine brush, and a background motif created by soaking the canvas via paint imbibed sponges, or fabric. Pausova ultimately makes distinctly graphic paintings that are funny and captivating, she offsets her skill with her humour, creating surreal compositions that are uniquely hers.

Veronika Pausova was born in Prague, Czech Republic and lives and works in Toronto, Canada. She received her BFA from Glasgow School of Art in 2009 and her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2013. She has presented solo and two-person exhibitions at the Sunday Painter in London (UK), Simone Subal in New York (USA), Hunt Kastner in Prague (Czech Republic), Franz Kaka in Toronto (Canada), Tatjana Pieters in Ghent (Belgium), Motel Gallery in Brooklyn (USA) and SARDINE Gallery in Brooklyn (USA). Pausova has been included in group exhibitions at the Remai Modern in Saskatoon (Canada), Oakville Galleries in Oakville (Canada), Andrehn Schiptjenko in Stockholm (Sweden), Peana Projects in Monterrey (Mexico), and Bureau in New York (USA). Veronika Pausova will have her first North American Institutional solo exhibition opening in January 2022 at the Esker Foundation (Calgary).

Born in 1987 in Prague, Czech Republic

Lives and works in Toronto, Canada