was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia in 1957. Valko studied wood block printing in Japan with master printmaker Toshi Yoshida. Valko’s realist paintings are so illustrative that they are a near parody of camera technology. Valko uses his printmaking techniques when painting with acrylics. Working on wood, he uses a router and carves into the wood creating texture which reinforces the painting.
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