The Crucifixion, Wooden hand carved painted sculpture – by self-taught artist Ján Krlička


Beautiful gilded maple wood sculpture of the crucified Christ with hand forged nails made by self-taught artist Ján Krlička. The thorn crown is made of the wire previously used at the border fence separating the communist Czechoslovakia and Austria.

  • Material: Maple Wood, Acrylic Paint, Gold Plate, Bees Wax
  • Artwork  size: 71cm x 35cm

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The Crucifixion – Wooden sculpture

Lovely wooden hand carved painted sculpture made of a beautiful maple tree wood by self-taught artist Ján Krlička. Hand forged nails, part of the crown has once belonged to the wire of the boarders between Czechoslovakia / Austria.

Material: Maple Wood, Acrylic colour, Gold plate, Bees Wax
Size: 71cm x 35cm

Price: £600.00
Sculpture is shipped from Slovakia.
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About artist:

Ján Krlička was born in 1954 in Vrchlabi, in former Czechoslovakia. In 1961 the family moved to Prešov in Slovakia, where he still lives and creates works of art. He began carving from an early age, but devoted himself seriously to carving from the 1990s.

His work is characterized by a strong yet spare narrative, and his self-taught hand reveals strong natural talent and creativity. The most characteristic of his works show biblical stories shot through with magical details of everyday life, or cheerful tales from his childhood, or depictions of musicians and their colourful lives full of dance and laughter. An equally important part of his story-telling is the vibrant, exuberant life of nature, sometimes used as a background yet often as a prime visual component of the composition.

Artist’s main oeuvre consists of painted and polished sculptural reliefs, as well as free standing sculptures. Although he has concentrated mainly on woodcarvings, he also works in stone and paint. Many of his artworks are held in private collections in Slovakia, Hungary, Poland and the UK.


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