Jindriska and Jan Cambal - Yantras and Sculptures

 

About

Jindriska Cambalova

graduated in art from the Faculty of Education, Charles University in Prague. She studied painting under prof. Leitgeb and prof. Sykora. After studies worked as an illustrator and an animator at the stop-motion film puppet studio of a famous award-winning Czech animator and director Jiri Trnka at the Prague Barrandov Studios. Later she started her own independent artistic career. In her creation she found inspiration in buddhism, psychology and nature. On her ventures she has met with a Korean Zen master Seung Sahn a several philosophical teachers in central India. Her life experiences have brought her – also in collaboration with her husband Jan Cambal – to running music and mediation workshops.

Jan Cambal

graduated from Prague Conservatory is throughout his life a multi-talented professional musician. He started his musical career as a member of classical symphonic orchestras playing oboe and piano, he worked as a teacher at various institutions including the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. In the 90s he began to experiment with percussive instruments especially drums. Using his sculpting and music talent he built a number of original linden-wood drums. He later started playing in different jazz, etno and world music groups, collaborated with Czech charts-leading female singers and participated at a number of renowned international music festivals playing both solo and in groups. Currently he focuses mainly on improvisational music, plays drums, keyboard, percussion, oboe, shawms of his own production and organs. He is in his musical and artistic expression inspired by decades of meticulous study of buddhism and a long number of philosophical schools. He also leads music, dance and mediation workshops in collaboration with his wife, Jindriska Cambalova.

Exhibitions

  • "Wooden Sculptures"

    AMI Gallery, Prague (Czech Rep.) 1995-6

  • "Yantras"

    ART & FASHION Gallery by Ivana Follova, Carlsbad (Czech Rep.) 1997

  • "Yantras and Wooden Sculptures"

    City Hall Prague - Dablice (Czech Rep.) 1997

  • "Yantras"

    ART & FASHION Gallery by Ivana Follova, Prague (Czech Rep.) 1997-8

  • "Yantras and Angels"

    Gallery "House of Jonas", Pardubice (Czech Rep.) 1998

  • "Yantras and Angels"

    Awika Gallery, Prague (Czech Rep.) 1998

  • "Yantras – Harmonising Diagrams"

    Gallery "Little Castle", Pribram (Czech Rep.) 1998

  • "Nature and its Beings"

    As, Gallery AKS (Czech Rep.) 1999

  • "Crystal Guests"

    Regional Museum, Kolin (Czech Rep.) 2000

  • "Crystal Guests"

    Museum of the Region of Kourim, Kourim (Czech Rep.) 2000

  • "Crystal Guests"

    Museum of Podlipany, Cesky Brod (Czech Rep.) 2000

  • "Yantras, Angels and Landscapes"

    Gallery by B. Fararova, Prague (Czech Rep.) 2003

  • "Yantras, Landscapes, Wooden Sculptures"

    the Baroque Compound "Skalka", Mnisek pod Brdy (Czech Rep.) 2004

  • "Yantras and Angels"

    DOOKA Gallery, Prague (Czech Rep.) 2005

  • "Yantras and Wooden Sculptures"

    Gallery "Jihlava Gate", Jihlava (Czech Rep.) 2005

  • "Yantras and Wooden Sculptures"

    Gallery "U Dzoudyho", Prague (Czech Rep.) 2005

  • "Yantras"

    Studio YogaHaven, Brighton (UK) 2005-6

  • "Yantras and Angels"

    Efram Gallery, Mikulov (Czech Rep.) 2006

  • "Yantras and Wooden Sculptures"

    Gallery "U Dzoudyho", Prague (Czech Rep.) 2006

  • "Yantras and Angels"

    Brömse Gallery, Frantiskovy Lazne (Czech Rep.) 2008

  • "Yantras and Angels"

    DOOKA Gallery, Prague (Czech Rep.) 2012