about-me

About me

I am a fine artist specializing in bas-relief sculpting. I design and produce sculptural models which are to be used in mints. I consider my work to be more than just a business or an article of commerce. I see my work as my contribution to the present and legacy for the future world of numismatics. For this reason I have studied the art of sculpture for many years in order to master all the artistic crafts and subsequently transform them into exceptional designs.

The passion for low relief modelling runs in our family. My grandfather was a coin engraver in Kremnica mint and my father was a medallist. Thanks to that I have gained deep affection for the art of coin and medal and valuable experience.

I have experience with cooperation including partnership, team work, and collaboration with two National banks, Mints and private customers and coin producers.

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About my work

I enjoy meeting other Artists from the field, to cooperate with mints and private companies who take interest in my work. In the decade of coins producing I have developed the optimal process of design preparation for customers and co-operators. Several steps are to be taken to get the best out of my design:

  • Communicate the concept with the customer in order to gain full understanding of it
  • Sketch/drawing preparation for the visualization of the concept
  • Final drawing
  • Plaster preparation after consultation and approval

A customer may become part of the artwork creation by getting involved at any time during the process. Daily updates containing pictures of the artwork in process are their guarantee to keep the control of the final outcome. The work is running as fast as possible.

Closer about my attitude

In order to achieve best results in my work I prefer to prepare so called “combined models”. So as to explain my attitude as well as the “combined model” it is necessary to remark on two various processes used in contemporary practice in coin and medal preparation:

  • The “New approach” – use of digital technologies as 3D scan, CNC machine, ZBrush, Artcam, Aspire etc.
  • The “Old approach” – conviction that the only way to create a work of art is to use an artist’s hand to do so.

It is not easy to find the right spot between these two radical opinions. My advice is the pragmatic one: Make use of the best from each. Combine both to achieve the best possible results. For example: To create geometrical structures, letters, angular shapes I use digital technology and engraving machines. On the other hand, to create a portrait, a picture of a living creature or a landscape, it is still the hand of an artist that accomplishes the perfection.

Final result

I offer complete guidance, from starting a concept trough graphic design to a final model. I will direct you to the mint which is most suitable for your work. I use a vector and a 3D engraving machine, however 80% of my work is done by the hand in order to achieve the best possible results and unique design. For more information please have a look at my portfolio or visit social media trough the links at the bottom of this page.

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Awards

  • National Bank of Slovakia

    €2 Commemorative Coin
    1150th anniversary of the advent of the mission of Constantine and Methodius to Great Moravia
    Issuing volume: 1 million coins (of which 10,301 coins in proof quality)

    National Bank of Slovakia
  • Japan Mint

    3rd price among 127 works from 16 countries
    International Coin Design Competition 2011

    Japan Mint
  • Czech National Bank

    CZK 5000 Golden Coin
    Wooden bridge in Lenora

    Czech National Bank
  • National Bank of Slovakia

    €2 Commemorative Coin
    1150th anniversary of the advent of the mission of Constantine and Methodius to Great Moravia
    Issuing volume: 1 million coins (of which 10,301 coins in proof quality)

    National Bank of Slovakia
  • Japan Mint

    3rd price among 127 works from 16 countries
    International Coin Design Competition 2011

    Japan Mint
  • Czech National Bank

    CZK 5000 Golden Coin
    Wooden bridge in Lenora

    Czech National Bank
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Portfolio

FOUNDATION OF JUNÁK SCOUT MOVEMENT

FOUNDATION OF JUNÁK SCOUT MOVEMENT

2011
PRIBINA – THE PRINCE OF NITRA

PRIBINA – THE PRINCE OF NITRA

2011
20 YEARS OF CZECH NATIONAL BANK AND CURRENCY

20 YEARS OF CZECH NATIONAL BANK AND CURRENCY

2011
NEGRELLI VIADUCT IN PRAGUE

NEGRELLI VIADUCT IN PRAGUE

2011
CHATAM SOFER

CHATAM SOFER

2011
CHARLES BUKOWSKI ICDC

CHARLES BUKOWSKI ICDC

2012
JOZEF BICAN

JOZEF BICAN

2012
FOUNDATION OF ZLATÁ KORUNA MONASTERY

FOUNDATION OF ZLATÁ KORUNA MONASTERY

2012
WOODEN BRIDGE IN LENORA

WOODEN BRIDGE IN LENORA

2012
RAILWAY BRIDGE IN ŽAMPACH

RAILWAY BRIDGE IN ŽAMPACH

2012
MASTER PAVOL OF LEVOČA

MASTER PAVOL OF LEVOČA

2012
JIŘÍ KOLÁŘ

JIŘÍ KOLÁŘ

2013
FOUNDATION OF CZECHOSLOVAK LEGIONS

FOUNDATION OF CZECHOSLOVAK LEGIONS

2013
CONSTANTINE AND METHODIUS

CONSTANTINE AND METHODIUS

2013
SVÄTOPLUK – PRINCE OF GREAT MORAVIA

SVÄTOPLUK – PRINCE OF GREAT MORAVIA

2014
PROTECTED OPALFIELD DUBNÍK MINES

PROTECTED OPALFIELD DUBNÍK MINES

2014
LAPULAPU

LAPULAPU

2015
ONDRÁŠ OF JANOVICE

ONDRÁŠ OF JANOVICE

2015
ANTONÍN BALŠÁNEK 150th ANNIVERSARY OF BIRTH

ANTONÍN BALŠÁNEK 150th ANNIVERSARY OF BIRTH

2015
KAREL IV. 700th ANNIVERSARY OF BIRTH

KAREL IV. 700th ANNIVERSARY OF BIRTH

2016
CHINESE ZODIAC

CHINESE ZODIAC

2016
EMPEROR FRANZ JOSEPH I.

EMPEROR FRANZ JOSEPH I.

2016
KING JOHN OF BOHEMIA

KING JOHN OF BOHEMIA

2016
King Vladislav II. Jagiellon

King Vladislav II. Jagiellon

2016
CHINESE DRAGON MANDALA

CHINESE DRAGON MANDALA

2017
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Models

450th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF KRYŠTOF HARANT OF POLŽICE AND BEZDRUŽICE, 2013

450th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF KRYŠTOF HARANT OF POLŽICE AND BEZDRUŽICE, 2013

Models
400th ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF JURAJ THURZO, 2015

400th ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF JURAJ THURZO, 2015

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LADISLAV NÁDAŠI-JÉGÉ – THE 150th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH, 2015

LADISLAV NÁDAŠI-JÉGÉ – THE 150th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH, 2015

Models
HISTORICAL PRESERVATION AREA OF BANSKÁ BYSTRICA, 2015

HISTORICAL PRESERVATION AREA OF BANSKÁ BYSTRICA, 2015

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MAHÁTMA GÁNDHÍ, 2015

MAHÁTMA GÁNDHÍ, 2015

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150th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF BOŽENA SLANČÍKOVÁ-TIMRAVA, 2016

150th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF BOŽENA SLANČÍKOVÁ-TIMRAVA, 2016

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CELESTIAL BODIES, 2016

CELESTIAL BODIES, 2016

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EMPEROR FRANZ JOSEPH I., 2016

EMPEROR FRANZ JOSEPH I., 2016

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CHINESE DRAGON MANDALA, 2016

CHINESE DRAGON MANDALA, 2016

Models
KAREL IV. 700th. ANNIVERSARY OF BIRTH, 2016

KAREL IV. 700th. ANNIVERSARY OF BIRTH, 2016

Models
275th ANNIVERSARY OF THE CORONATION OF MARIA THERESA, 2016

275th ANNIVERSARY OF THE CORONATION OF MARIA THERESA, 2016

Models
550th ANNIVERSARY OF THE OPENING OF UNIVERSITAS ISTROPOLITANA, 2016

550th ANNIVERSARY OF THE OPENING OF UNIVERSITAS ISTROPOLITANA, 2016

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FOUR SEASON – SPRING, 2017

FOUR SEASON – SPRING, 2017

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Contact

Mgr. art Miroslav Hric, ArtD.

 
 
+421 948 508 518
info@miroslav-hric.com

 
 
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