Combination of scissors and glue with digital collage, based on the studies of the facial expression of emotions by Paul Ekman.

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the expression of the emotions in humans [1] / 2016-17 / digital collage

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the expression of the emotions in humans [2] / 2016-17 / digital collage

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the expression of the emotions in humans [3] / 2016-17 / digital collage

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the expression of the emotions in humans [4] / 2016-17 / digital collage

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the expression of the emotions in humans [5] / 2016-17 / digital collage

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the expression of the emotions in humans [6] / 2016-17 / digital collage

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the expression of the emotions in humans [7] / 2016-17 / digital collage

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the guest house / 2016 / acrylic and mixed media on paper / 100×140

This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice.
meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.

Be grateful for whatever comes.
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

Jelaluddin Rumi,
translation by Coleman Barks

First trial for my new photography project.

garage blues (work in progress) / 2015 / digital photography

garage blues (work in progress) / 2015 / digital photography

Paul Klee was better at this, but I keep trying. Using colours is not my strongest side, so I have to practice. I also did the finishing touch on two small paintings that were waiting for it already a long time.

paul klee was better at this / 2015 / acrylic on hardboard / two panels, each 40x50

paul klee was better at this / 2015 / acrylic on hardboard / two panels, each 40×50

happy testicle / 2015 / acrylic, charcoal and collage on hardboard / 24,5x36,5

happy testicle / 2015 / acrylic, charcoal and collage on hardboard / 24,5×36,5

home / 2015 / acrylic and collage on hardboard / 24x29

home / 2015 / acrylic and collage on hardboard / 24×29

work in progress; working title: 100% organic / 2015 / acrylic on book pages / 84x104

work in progress; working title: 100% organic / 2015 / acrylic on book pages / 84×104

Since making 180 enlargements is costly I decided to present my Pedestrian Project as a video. Music by Federsel.

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