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Mila Furstova

Mila Furstova created the album art for Coldplay's 6th album Ghost Stories, covers for the NY Times No.1 Best Selling book series Mortal Instruments and illustrated the legendary Czech fairy tale book, Kytice, which sold out 3 editions in just months.

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, the V&A Museum in London, Mick Jagger, 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. A Gallery started to work with Mila at this point.

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
Soar, I Rise Etching, hand coloured
Limited edition of 35
41 x 50 cm
£400
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Annunciation V Etching and hand cut paper,
Limited edition of 15
85 x 60 cm
£5,000
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Dream Angel Etching
31 x 35 cm
Limited edition of 10
£500
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"All the Rivers That Flow Through Me" (Yellow and blue) 6 Etching Panel
Limited edition of 18
170 x 170 cm
£5,750
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"All the Rivers That Flow Through Me" 6 Etching Panel
Limited edition of 18
170 x 170 cm
SOLD
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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
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Milky Way Etching
99 x 120 cm
Limited edition of 20
£1,770 (unframed)
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Anima Etching,
60x60cm
Limited edition of 35
£1,000
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Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) Etching
100 x 100 cm
Limited edition of 25
£1,770 (unframed)
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Flight (blue) Etching
60 x 60 cm
Edition of 25
Hand printed and signed by Mila Fürstová
£800
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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 (gold) Etching
60 x 60 cm
Edition of 25
Hand printed and signed by Mila Fürstová
£800
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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
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London Triptych 120 x 70 cm
Etching and cut paper
£2,500
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Forest I Etching and paper cut out
edition of 9
70 x 101 cm
£2,000
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Motherhood Etching
Two layers floating apart in the frame
45 x 65 cm
Edition of 15
£1,750
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Motherhood II Motherhood
Etching, two layers
36 x 45 cm
Edition of 15
£1,650
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Motherhood III Etching, two layers
36 x 45 cm
Edition of 15
£1,650
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Motherhood IV Etching and painting,
25x33 cm
Edition 35
£395
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Motherhood V Etching and painting
25 x 33 cm
Edition 35
£395
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Motherhood VI Etching, two layers
36 x 45 cm
Edition of 15
£1,850
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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
High quality digital print
65 x 65 cm
Edition of 100
Signed by Mila Furstova
£400
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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
SOLD OUT
High quality digital print
60 x 60 cm
Edition of 100
Signed by Mila Furstova
£400
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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
Or:
High quality digital print
60 x 60 cm
Edition of 100
Hand signed by Mila Furstova
£400
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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
Or:
High quality digital print
55 x 55 cm
Edition of 100
Hand signed by Mila Furstova
£400
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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 Coldplay and Mila Fürstová
£4,000
High quality digital print
60 x 60 cm
Edition of 100
Signed by Mila Fürstová
£400
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Ghost Stories Etching
65 x 80 cm
Edition of 25
Hand printed and signed by Mila Fürstová
£4,000
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Keepsake Etching
Limited Edition of 25
28 x 32 cm
£390
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The Golden Wheel Etching
Edition of 40
56 x 64 cm
£950
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Waterman Etching
Edition of 40
51 x 66 cm
£950
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Ballad Etching
Edition of 40
51 x 66 cm
Artist's Proof: £1,400
Regular edition: £950
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Wedding Shirts Etching
Edition of 40
51 x 66 cm
£950
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Daughter's Curse Etching
Edition of 40
51 x 66 cm
£950
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Zahor's Bed Etching
Edition of 40
56 x 64 cm
£950
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Noon Etching
Edition of 40
56 x 64 cm
£950
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Treasure Etching
Edition of 40
51 x 66 cm
£950
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