DSC Gallery

Petr Jedinák

19/09/2017 - 06/10/2017

Since the 1990s, Petr Jedinák has been one of the leading Czech portraitists. His work has been linked to Reflex magazine for more than 20 years. Over this period he has photographed hundreds of extraordinary portraits. His book “Paths to Portrait” (2004) influenced the direction of the whole modern Czech photography. After leaving the media world, he devoted himself to artistic creation dominated by acts and intimate portraits. The emotional power of his paintings underlines the use of a technique in which one single original is created, without the possibility of further reproduction and retouching. Also, the 50×50 cm format is unparalleled in European proportions. The artist himself described his work as following:  “Art should be classical, precise and thoughtful. I do not like kitsch and under shots. Art should always move us a step further, beyond the comfort zone, and sometimes overcome it.”