Pavla Malinová (*1985) graduated from the Painting Studio of the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Ostrava. She is a figurative painter who employs current and archetypal symbolism in her work. Allusions to modernist morphology go hand in hand with the rawness of art brut. Her paintings often step out of their two-dimensionality into space, becoming object compositions; or are occasionally painted directly onto the gallery wall. Malinová has introduced her work in a number of independent galleries and art institutions across the Czech Republic as well as in Berlin, Brussels and Kracow, and in 2019 was nominated for the Jindřich Chalupecký Award.