I work “intuitively”. In my case that means that I work on quite a few paintings at the same time and continue which each of them only when my bowels feel really sure about what to do with them. Some paintings are waiting already two years for that moment. So I am glad I declared two paintings “finished” yesterday. (“Art is never finished, only abandoned.” – the quote is attributed to both Leonardo and Picasso, without any proof that any of them ever said so), signed them and sprayed them with varnish.

One I called On Being Sane in Insane Places (after the Rosenhan experiment). I like it a lot, my persistent experimenting with less conventional painting tools (credit cards, rags, nails, cleaning brushes, beer caps) seems to pay off. The other one, Living Room, is more restrained and I don’t like it so much. But I would love to sell it. Anybody?

on being sane in insane places / 2015 / acrylic on paper / 84x119

on being sane in insane places / 2015 / acrylic on paper / 84×119

living room / 2015 / acrylic on paper / 100x140

living room / 2015 / acrylic on paper / 100×140

Working on my Pedestrian Project. After several preparatory experiments and a few false starts I made about 180 pictures last week of the pedestrian signs in Stromovka Park. But what to do with them now?

from the pedestrian project (work in progress) / 2015 / photography

from the pedestrian project (work in progress) / 2015 / photography

My entry for the Samorosti exhibition in Roxy/NoD. Opening 22nd of July, 7:00 PM.

human and animal locomotion / 2015 / mixed media and acrylic on hardboard / 45x60

human and animal locomotion / 2015 / mixed media and acrylic on hardboard / 45×60

There has been a long silence on this blog. For several reasons: no studio space, my day job at the Ateliér radostné tvorby, the Inventura Art Workshop (including the Jamming project in cooperation with Mirek Kaufman), graphic design work and other activities. Now I have a new studio and hopefully more time to paint. The results will be published on this blog.

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new studio / april 2015

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new studio / april 2015

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new studio / april 2015

Two exhibitions this past spring: the instalation “1-0-0: antidepressants are cool” and a presentation of my paintings in the former Muslim prayer room in Prague-Žižkov, at present (among other things) my studio.

invitation for "1-0-0: antidepressants are cool"

invitation for “1-0-0: antidepressants are cool”

installation “1-0-0 (antidepressants are cool)” at the Ukradená galerie, 22 may 2014, Prague-Žižkov

installation “1-0-0 (antidepressants are cool)” at the Ukradená galerie, 22 may 2014, Prague-Žižkov

installation “1-0-0 (antidepressants are cool)” at the Ukradená galerie

installation “1-0-0 (antidepressants are cool)” at the Ukradená galerie, 24 may 2014, Náměstí Jiřího z Poděbrad, Prague-Žižkov

There is a nice picture of the vernissage with a better view of the instalation itself here.

invitation for my studio exhibition

exhibition in the studio, june 2014

exhibition in the studio, june 2014

exhibition in the studio, june 2014

exhibition in the studio, june 2014

exhibition in the studio, june 2014

exhibition in the studio, june 2014

exhibition in the studio, june 2014

exhibition in the studio, june 2014

exhibition in the studio, june 2014

exhibition in the studio, june 2014

Pictures of the exhibition opening here.

While preparing for my studio exhibition in did the finishing touch on two small pieces I started quite some time ago. In spite of the playfulness they contain references to the transatlantic slave trade, Milgram’s experiment, the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal and U.S.A. drone attacks.

evil spirit / 2014 / acrylic and mixed media on board / 30x44,5

evil spirit / 2014 / acrylic and mixed media on board / 30×44,5

in the ethnological museum / 2014 / acrylic and mixed media on board / 27x36,5

in the ethnological museum / 2014 / acrylic and mixed media on board / 27×36,5

in the studio 19 may 2014, preparing for the installation "Antidepressants Are Cool"

in the studio 19 may 2014, preparing for the installation “Antidepressants Are Cool”

Preparing for my installation “1-0-0 (antidepressants are cool)” at the Ukradená galerie.

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1-0-0 (work in progress) / 2014 / acrylic and mixed media on board / 57,5×38

 

Mixed media experiment from the “Textures and Rhythms” workshop at Výtvarniště

without title / 2014 / acrylic, plaster, wax and mixed media on board / 34x32

without title / 2014 / acrylic, plaster, wax and mixed media on board / 34×32

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Experimenting with printing cut out pieces of linoleum, creating something like movable type that can print different images from the same elements. Meanwhile also trying other materials like polystyrene and carpet.

without title / 2014 / lino print / 29,7x42

without title / 2014 / lino print / 29,7×42

without title / 2014 / polystyrene print / 42x29,7

without title / 2014 / polystyrene print / 42×29,7

without title / 2014 / lino print / 42x29,7

without title / 2014 / lino print / 42×29,7