Milan Svanderlik Artist artworks for sale
Artist: Milan Svanderlik
Live in: London, Greater London, United Kingdom
Artworks for sale: 0
Milan Svanderlik Artist Bio:
Milan Svanderlik was born in 1948, in Northern Bohemia, and was educated partly in the former states of Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia, and partly in the UK. He has lived and worked in Croatia, in Switzerland and for over 40 years in London, where he currently resides in Chiswick, one of London’s historic ‘villages’ west of the centre and close by the Thames. A veteran observer of the extraordinary diversity and beauty of nature, people, and life in general, Milan is now semi-retired. The greater freedom this gives has allowed him to concentrate fully on his creative work, including the exhibition and sale of limited edition images - until recently, these were mainly sold to private collectors - as well as large-scale, non-commercial projects, two of which have culminated in major exhibitions in central London. Milan has always been inspired by the beauty and magnificence of nature and aims to reflect that magnificence through his landscape work. With his plant studies, the capture of what are often very close details results in photographs that make powerful graphic images; these can produce striking displays in spacious contemporary interiors, both domestic and corporate. Milan succeeds in capturing the extraordinary forms, shapes and colours that can often be found within many common plant varieties. He is a great believer in simple lighting and photographic techniques so as not to interfere too much with the beauty of the image. In the past, Milan worked with large-format cameras, including 10x8 and 4x5 Sinar cameras, his beloved half-plate Plaubel Monorail Camera, and a medium-format Zenza Bronica, but he was very early in embracing digital photography and now works almost exclusively using full-frame Canon cameras. Milan comments: “I now capture images digitally in a Raw format and the resulting images are simply better than any I ever managed to produce using silver/halide methods.” Milan’s advanced qualifications in densitometry and the more conventional photographic sciences he studied in London have helped him to exploit digital photography with the most extraordinary results. If possible, Milan prefers to print his own images and mostly works with Epson printing technology for all images up to A2 size (420 x 594 mm or 16.5 x 23.4 inches) utilising UltraChrome K3 inks and printing mainly on Epson’s own range of acid-free, archival-quality papers. Images above A2 size are produced for him in London by Bayeux Ltd, a well-known firm of Epson-certified art printers. They also produce, on request, C-prints from Milan’s digital files.