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Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. Simonides

Bozena Augustinova - Božena Augustínová - Boženy Augustínovej

17.1. 1939 Topolná, Czech Republic- 29.1. 2005 Bratislava, Slovakia

She was Painter, illustrator and graphic designer but mainly she was creator of highly non-woven
tapestries and Artprotis Arttex.
She is one of the founding members of the studio Arttex. She stood for many foreign exhibitions
and for dissemination of its uniqueness in the world.

In her iconographic program lasting 40 years
we can see creations of monumental non-woven tapestries, and Artprotisses Arttex

at_work_06(it is Czechoslovak and Slovak registered trademark textile technique of needling wool fleece which allows author to paint with a textile fiber).

Particularly her efforts to enter the wool fleece with other elements, applications, textile fabrics, embroidery, pictures, or photographic quotations contributed to the fact that Augustínová can be regarded as a precursor of this before unsuspected possibilities of these techniques.
This is also the reason that today there is Textile Triennial and its awards, as a tribute to its artistic legacy in textiles.

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