DSC Gallery

SEX COMA 37

23/04/2019 - 24/05/2019

The exhibition will present a select few prominent personalities from the drawing studio of Jiří Petrbok from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague which are: Andrea (Lédlová) Baštýřová, Jiří Baštýř, Jiří Marek, Jan Uličný and Míra Šeda.

To what extent does the teacher influence his students? Is this influence conscious or does the imprint (inspiration) get into the subconscious of the student subliminally, in the form of some sort of alter ego? Jiří Petrbok’s pedagogical approach tries to be liberal and free, yet his painterly influence cannot be completely neglected by some students. On the other hand, it is important to underline the fact that his studio is characterized by the diversity of approaches of each individual student. The commonly used phrase “God is in the detail” seems to lean more towards “Hell” in the case to this portion of Petrbok’s studio. Approaches to painting bear urgent moments, irony, sarcasm, resentment, recidivism, violence, distortion and interest in the figure.

Jan Uličný (*1989)
Jan Uličný stands out within the drawing studio thanks to his strips of imagery. In comic-like shortcuts, he creates meaningful perspectives that intertwine in a complicated manner. On the color scale he avoids aggressive tones and rather works with pastel tones. At a first glance, you may not be able to discern and uncover everything. However, in this way Uličný is subtle, and makes the viewer delve deeper into his works.

Andrea (Lédlová) Baštýřová (*1990)
Andrea Baštýřová belongs to one of the prominent personalities of the young generation of contemporary artists who is also nominated by the Critics’ Prize for Young Painting. She has appeared on a number of group shows. Drawings by Andrea Baštýřová pass through a melancholic or even more so dreamlike atmosphere. The characters which she creates in her mind, she transfers onto paper and canvas with a light line and clear vision. Aside from the studio of drawing, she underwent an internship in the studio of Lukáš Rittstein. Thanks to her drawing skills, she is able to think in real space and often complements her drawings with sculptural figural objects. Currently, she presents herself among other artists on the new exhibition at the National Gallery Salm Modern in Salmovský Palace.

Jiří Bastýř (*1991)
The young and promising artist Jiří Baštýř most reflects within his work studies from the drawing studio. Drawing is visible in every image and artwork. He is fascinated by photographs of posthumous bodies. In his drawing formations and complicated fragments we observe a tendency towards morbid and taboo motifs that are associated with death. His drawings create a world of raped shapes resembling human bodies, leaving the viewer to investigate further.

Míra Šeda (*1991)
Miroslav Šeda works mainly in the technique of oil painting without the use of drawing sketches. He approaches the composition straightforward. He sets new scenery straight from his mind. In spite of a clear message in advance, it is thanks to the intense painting process that new shapes are formed and it is not until the process is finished that we know what the result will be. He works with stories that connect in numerous image cycles. Miroslav Šeda’s paintings are not without irony and sarcasm.

Jiří Marek (*1991)
Before attending the studio of Jiří Petrbok, Jiří Marek spent two years studying at the painting studio of Jiří Sopko. During his studies, he twice received the Studio Prize and was nominated for the Josef Hlávka Prize. He engages elaborate detail in his figural and portrait paintings, that are based on his memories. He often refers to family relationships that he mixes in line with personal fragments of memory, that give rise to a retrospective painting. Recently, his work has been based on Baroque themes, which he transforms based on personal personifications and associations. In his work he deals with the existential themes of man, as an individual.