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Mila Furstova

Mila Furstova created the album art for Coldplay's 6th album Ghost Stories and covers for the NY Times No.1 Best Selling book series Mortal Instruments.

MILA FURSTOVA (RWA) IS AN AWARD WINNING INTERNATIONALLY EXHIBITED ARTIST, who has shown in 20 solo shows in many countries including Britain, USA, France and the Czech Republic over the last decade. During this time she has won 14 prestigious awards. Her work has become part of important private and public collections, including that of Queen Elizabeth II and the V&A Museum in London and has featured in numerous publications.

Born in Czechoslovakia, Mila gained an MA degree in Art, English Language and Psychology at the Charles University in Prague, whilst simultaneously studying for her BA degree in Fine Art Printmaking at the University of Gloucestershire.

In 2001, Mila Furstova received her Masters degree at the Royal College of Art and has subsequently lectured at Coventry University and The University of Gloucesterhire.

In 2003, Mila was appointed the first Artist in Residence at the Cheltenham Ladies' College, where she founded and ran an Etching studio till 2010.

In 2009, Mila Furstova became the youngest ever elected Academician at the Royal West of England Academy in Bristol.

ARTIST'S STATEMENT:

My work is an intimate portrayal of the human soul explored through the medium of etching, expressed in a distinctly female voice.

The content is inspired by universal and personal mythologies. The work is poetic and often narrative in its nature and reads as both contemporary and timeless. I cut, fold and overlay my works, often printing on glass or other transparent surfaces thus creating imagery that is multidimensional in terms of both form and meaning.

The feminine voice of my work is tactile and urgent, fragile yet strong, gentle yet enquiring. At times it floats weightlessly above the labyrinth of being a woman at other times it delves into the darkest corners of the female psyche.

The technique of etching uniquely reflects and informs the spirit of my work. I draw with a needle onto a plate, allowing the image to quietly grow, whilst a fragile silver line emerges from a dark background as if a distant memory was traced from the unconscious. The initial image undergoes metamorphosis as the alchemical process of etching progresses through each of its stages.

Míla Fürstová MA RCA, RWA

AWARDS:

  • Eva Jiricna, AI Design Commission, Architectural installation, Prague, 2016
  • Coldplay commission, Album and four singles artwork, London, 2012-2014
  • The Brook Gallery Award for Best Print, Bite, Mall Galleries, London, 2012
  • Julian Trevelyan Memorial Award, "Originals", Mall Galleries, London, 2010
  • Elected the youngest ever Academician at the Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, 2009
  • Art Residency Award at Scuola Grafica, Venice, Italy, 2008
  • Fenton Arts Trust Prize, 'Originals', Mall Galleries, London, 2005
  • London Print Studio Prize, 'Open Print', Rwa, Bristol, 2004
  • Curwen Prize, 'Originals', Mall Galleries, London, 2004
  • Print Of The Year 2002, 'Grafika Roku', Prague, 2003
  • Royal Society Of Painters-Printmakers Award, London, 2002
  • Royal College Of Art Society Award, London, 2001
"All the Rivers That Flow Through Me" (Grey) 6 Etching Panel
Limited edition of 18
170 x 170 cm
£5,750 (+ VAT if in the UK)
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"All the Rivers That Flow Through Me" 6 Etching Panel
Limited edition of 18
170 x 170 cm
£5,750 (+ VAT if in the UK)
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"All the Rivers That Flow Through Me" (Black) 6 Etching Panel
Limited edition of 18
170 x 170 cm
£5,750 (+ VAT if in the UK)
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Learning to Fly Etching and cut paper
Limited edition of 35
140 x 52 cm
£2,000 (+ VAT if in the UK)
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Ghost Stories Etching
65 x 80 cm
Edition of 25
Hand printed and signed by Mila Fürstová
£3,500 (+ VAT if in UK)
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Escape Etching
Limited edition of 18
60 x 40 cm
£750 ( + VAT if in UK)
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Vertigo I Silkscreen on glass and etching
Edition of 9
70 x 95cm
£3,800 (+ VAT if in UK)
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Flow II Silkscreen on glass and cut paper
53x53 cm
£2,400 (+ VAT if in UK)
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Other Journeys II Other Journey's II is in the collection of the V&A Museum
Silkscreen on glass and etching
Edition of 9
41 x 57cm
£2,800 (+ VAT if in UK)
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Other Journeys I Silkscreen on glass and etching
Edition of 9
41 x 57cm
£2,200 (+ VAT if in UK)
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Infinity II Silkscreen on glass and etching
Edition of 9
41 x 41cm
£1,600 (+ VAT if in UK)
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Whispering Wings Etching
65 x 80 cm
Edition of 25 (Artists Proof)
Hand printed and signed by Mila Fürstová
SOLD
Flight (blue) Etching
60 x 60 cm
Edition of 25
Hand printed and signed by Mila Fürstová
£800 (+ VAT if in UK)
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Flight (gold) Etching
60 x 60 cm
Edition of 25
Hand printed and signed by Mila Fürstová
£800 (+ VAT if in UK)
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Motherhood Etching
Two layers floating apart in the frame
45 x 65 cm
Edition of 15
£1,750 (+ VAT if in UK)
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Motherhood II Motherhood
Etching, two layers
36 x 45 cm
Edition of 15
£1,650 (+ VAT if in UK)
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Motherhood III Etching, two layers
36 x 45 cm
Edition of 15
£1,650 (+ VAT if in UK)
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Motherhood IV Etching and painting,
25x33 cm
Edition 35
£395 (+ VAT if in UK)
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Motherhood V Etching and painting
25 x 33 cm
Edition 35
£395 (+ VAT if in UK)
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Motherhood VI Etching, two layers
36 x 45 cm
Edition of 15
£1,850 (+ VAT if in UK)
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Ghost Stories Mila's album art for Coldplay's 6th album
Etching
100 x 100 cm
Edition of 25
Hand printed and signed by Mila Fürstová and Coldplay
SOLD OUT
High quality digital print
65 x 65 cm
Edition of 100
Signed by Mila Furstova
£400 (+ VAT if in UK)
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True Love Mila's art for Coldplay's 3rd single from their No.1 album Ghost Stories
Etching
60 x 60 cm
Edition of 25
Hand printed and signed by Mila Fürstová
£2,000 (+ VAT if in UK)
High quality digital print
60 x 60 cm
Edition of 100
Signed by Mila Fürstová
£400 (+ VAT if in UK)
To buy either of these works or for more information please email: art@albumartists.co.uk
Magic Mila's single art for Coldplay's first single from their 6th album
Etching
60 x 60 cm
Edition of 25
Hand printed and signed by Mila Furstova and Coldplay
20% to Coldplay's charity J Van Mars
SOLD OUT
High quality digital print
60 x 60 cm
Edition of 100
Signed by Mila Furstova
£400 (+ VAT if in UK)
To buy either of these works or for more information please email: art@albumartists.co.uk
A Sky Full of Stars Mila's single art for Coldplay's second single from their 6th album
Etching
Edition of 25
55 x 55 cm
Hand printed and signed by Mila Fürstová
£2,000 (+ VAT if in UK)
Or:
High quality digital print
60 x 60 cm
Edition of 100
Hand signed by Mila Furstova
£400 (+ VAT if in UK)
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Midnight Mila's single art for Coldplay's Record Store Day single from their 6th album
Etching
Edition of 25
55 x 55 cm
Hand printed and signed by Mila Fürstová
£2,000 (+ VAT if in UK)
Or:
High quality digital print
55 x 55 cm
Edition of 100
Hand signed by Mila Furstova
£400 (+ VAT if in UK)
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Midnight Forest (Used for Coldplay's Ghost Stories) Etching
45 x 70 cm
Edition of 25
Hand printed and signed by Mila Fürstová
£1,600 + VAT
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Young Deer Hand cut paper
60 x 60 cm
Unique
£1,700 (+ VAT if in UK)
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Sanctuary Etching and hand cut paper,
50x85 cm,
£2,150 (framed)
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"Monologue XI" Silkscreen on glass
53 x 53 cm
£1,500
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"Monologue XIV" Silkscreen on glass
53 x 53 cm
SOLD
"Monologue VII" Silkscreen on glass
53 x 53 cm
£1,500
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Deer Cut paper
38 x 47cm
Price on application
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Inspiration Etching and hand cut paper,
40x40 cm
£1,650 (framed)
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Forest I Etching and paper cut out
edition of 9
70 x 101 cm
£2,000 + VAT
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HAND PAINTED Ghost Stories 100 x 100 cm
Edition of 5
Hand printed, hand painted and signed by Mila Fürstová
SOLD OUT
HAND PAINTED Ghost Stories (detail) 100 x 100 cm
Edition of 5
Hand printed, hand painted and signed by Mila Fürstová
SOLD OUT