Vitek Kruta’s creations are part sculpture, and part painting. Inspired by the European masters he encountered while apprenticing in the former Czechoslovakia, his work combines the qualities of the vast architectural church murals he would work on with an American landscape tradition. He refers to these pieces as INSCAPES. Says Kruta: “Inscapes are the ‘Inner’ works I live in and explore. Some of the qualities they represent are peace, solitude, contemplation, meditation, relaxation, and healing. The door is wide open, inviting the viewer to explore that world with me.”
Please join R. Michelson galleries for the Opening Reception of Inner Vision, Outside World on Friday, February 8th from 6-8 pm (in conjunction with Northampton’s Arts Night Out).
Vitek Kruta (born in Prague, Czech Republic) is a professional artist, muralist, art restorer, set designer and teacher. His work has been featured in exhibitions in the former Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, the United States, and Canada. Mr. Kruta was trained in the Old World techniques of Fine and Decorative Arts in the Czech Republic and Germany where he attended school and apprenticed. After his education, he worked as a restorer of paintings, murals, frescoes and painted furniture in historic buildings, castles and churches before coming to the United States in 1991.
Mr. Kruta has brought his unique expertise to the United States and continues to work in these areas. He is a consultant for various education and art organizations and historical commissions. Inspired by his restoration experiences and Old World artistic sensibility, Mr. Kruta developed a unique style of distinct and original paintings which he exhibits in galleries and art shows throughout the country. Today Mr. Kruta resides in western Massachusetts where he works in the restoration of paintings and historic buildings, as well as painting by commission. He teaches art and restoration for elementary through college levels and privately.