Ivana Olbricht

Ivana Olbricht is an independent professional full-time artist born in 1978 in Nitra, Slovakia. In earlier stage of her artistic career she was presenting her artwork only in Slovakia. After her pressures twin- girls grew up a bit, she decided to go ‘’back on track’’ and showed her artworks to rest of the world as well. Since then her artworks are part of many private collections in her homeland as well as abroad. She graduated from analytical chemistry, but she exchanged the lab for a studio. It may seem that chemistry has nothing to do with the art the opposite is the truth.  She sees the world as a spectrum of colours, she breaks the reality into the pieces, she looks under the surface, she brings highlights the important fragments and she is trying to capture her vision onto the canvas.

Her favourite tool is a palette knife. She prefers creating extra-large paintings using thick layers of colours to convey depth texture and movement. It gives her enough space to ride with her craft tools, a room to play with layers, colours and texture.

She doesn’t believe in mistakes. The art is an experiment. She doesn’t plan the outcome of the artwork, she stops once she feels the piece is ready. Her favourite tool is a palette knife.  Her imagination and open mind don’t allow her to focus only on one style and technique as art is about freedom, not a restriction.

She believes that if we do not force things and let them flow everything will find its place.  She often looks at life and things from above and this idea she adopts into her works as well as in her life.


She is inspired by her travel experience around the globe, by active climbing experience, by different cultures, quite seashores, children’s laughter, lights of the cities, the sweetness of candies – simply by everything.