Driftwood carving L7xH7x1.5cm (3x3x0.6'') on wooden base
This series of 4 paintings explores the theme of the human transformation, of change.
The fire energy makes one burn through self destructive behaviour patterns to crash and fall/sink, deep inside, where it is possible to shed some emotional burdens in order to come out lighter, to re-cover and re-new. Or not.
The paintings in this series together form a coherent whole depicting different stages of this intimate process. They can also stand on their own and be experienced as one at a time for each stage.
5 Primal Animals series (in progress)
The 5 Primal Animals series is originally inspired by the traditional
Chinese QiGong practice that is based on the characteristics, spirit and movement of 5 animals that are Crane, Tiger, Bear, Deer and Monkey. Each animal explores different qualities and our approach to life.
Born in the former Czechoslovakia, I am now living and painting in Brighton. I studied Aesthetics at Masaryk University and gained my MA in 2010 with a thesis on Francis Bacon. I have exhibited around Europe including Prague, Florence, Barcelona and London.
I am a migrant from another place, born and raised under communism. Now I live and paint in Sussex and feel the freedoms that are everywhere - not just society but also in nature - the sea skies, the seascapes, the hard rock and soft rock, the uplands and downlands, crowded woodlands and empty marshes - it all speaks to me of a freedom to cleave to.
It taught me how the gloom of oppression is absorbed and reflected in the world around us. And so is liberty to be found in out trees and water lands; we must cherish it so we don't lose it.
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