At the Beginning There Was Stone

I painted two stones as a study into a sudden flash of thought I received . I painted them, one hanging above the other. Oh dear, my inspiration. These stones were different from the heavy lying ones. There will forever be tension between them. Stones levitate. It was my first stimulus and it needed to be considered. From stones still life emanates, from stones human drama can be created. By arranging stones and other various components into mutual combinations, chords of feeling can be created. These cords of feeling radiate the human experience.

I create new shapes with my fantasy and onto empty stages I place the players of dramatic experience; puppets; stony mountains; sand; wood; metal...myself the scenarist, costume designer, lighting technician, director. My own Commedia dell Monde.

I create not for an admiration of the past, but for the fulfillment of desiring the creation of something eternal in this hastily changing world. This creation will resist the influence of time, opinion and technology. I create intimate works forming their own world by using only the imagination. Silence in the middle of noise.

About technique:

I adapted medieval painting recipes from Cennino Cennini (II Libro dell Arte, ca.1437) and applied them to the detailed execution of my work. With modern materials I completed the technical aspects of the artwork were it would be most effective.

The frame provides the psychological distance by surrounding the picture. Consequently, the frame protects the soft painting in the middle with its massiveness physically. From the very beginning, my intention was to create a unique frame for every picture, and after several failed attempts from specialists, I came up with the conclusion that I must create the whole frame by myself. Only the artist by himself can, if he is capable, complete the unity of his work. Into the frame I enclosed not only various shapes and kinds of wood, stone and other natural materials connected to the pictures, but I also enclosed my careful artwork and my own personal fantasy.

The final product comes after many hours of demanding work. The entire procedure of production has been repeated eighteen times, and as a result, mechanically reliable and original frames have been produced as a necessary supplement to the art

Short biography

Born of June 1953
1968 - 1972 study at prof. Vlastimil Květensky
1967 - 1975 private study in private atelier Zdenek Sykora
Lives in Germany
1988 - He orientates his creation to the form of Surreal Allegoric Art
1994 - he lives in Munich (Germany)
today in Dobris (Czech Republic)

Exhibitions since 1984

Ósaka / Kobe (JPN) (graphic collection)
Sydney, Lebovic Gallery
Berlin (BRD) Landeshausgalerie, Basel Fahnemann, Munich (BRD) Rutzmosergalerie
Krumbach (BRD) Rakel - Schlossgalerie
Munich Tobermüler (BRD), Zürich (CH) Galerie Krause
Krumbach Rakel - Schlossgalerie, Zürich Galerie Krause
Rosenheim Fagana Galerie
Taichung Dimension Art Gallery(TAIWAN), Taipei Dimension Art Gallery
Munich Nehmann Galerie, Rosenheim Fagana Galerie
Prague Galerie 33 (ČR), Dimension Art Gallery(TAIWAN) Taipei, Taichung, Kaoshong
Prague Carolinum, Embassy of the Czech Republic, Bruxelles Casablanca (MO) -ex Sacred
Heart Cathedral
Zürich (CH) Galerie Krause, Prague (ČR) Miro Gallery
Komárno (SLO) Galerie T
Zürich Galerie Krause
Berlin Miro Gallery, Prague Miro Gallery
Chomutov (ČR) Municipal Gallery Aix-en-Provence (F) - "Les Flâneries d'Art Contemporain dans les jardins Aixois"
Pribram (ČR) Gallery Ernestinum Paris(F) - Grand Palais
Haumont en Champagne (F) - Chapelle des Jésuites
Toledo (SP) - San Vincente
Vienna (AU) - Palais Palffy
Barcelona (SP) - MEAM . . .
He participates in group exhibitions of the painting group "Libellule"

Some awards



angelique and the sultan
70 x 60 / 110 x 100cm
time swallows beauty
52 x 62 / 92 x 102cm
black magic
70 x 65 / 110 x 105cm
der wind
85 x 32 / 124 x 70cm
comets in the garden
60 x 70 / 100 x 110cm
little guliver
63 x 60 / 103 x 100cm
blue from the sky
72 x 55 / 109 x 91cm
pilgrims for a the light
49 x 46 / 85 x 81cm
pleasant feelings
55 x 47 / 91 x 83cm
red balance
65 x 55 / 106 x 96cm
wolf in the landscape
56 x 70 / 96 x 111cm
garden at fontainebleau
52 x 60 / 88 x 96cm

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