Pavel Schmidt (Bratislava, SVK, 1956)
Pavel Schmidt is a Slovak-Swiss artist. From 1978 to 1982, Schmidt attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. From 1986 to 1988 he was assistant to Daniel Spoerri. A year later he held a professorship at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. Being interested in the phenomenon of »kitsch«, he integrates replicas of popular sculptures, sometimes blowing them up and using the fragments for new objects. Besides his work as a sculptor, Schmidt is well-known for his carefully designed books. They reveal another side of the artist’s personality: a vivid interest for language and drawings.