Petr Písařík: Space Maker
Galerie Rudolfinum, Alšovo nábřeží 12, Praha 1 - Staré Město, 110 00
- Thu 6. 9. 2018 – Sun 25. 11. 2018
A representative selection of works by one of those Czech artists who are very hard to pigeonhole. Písařík presents his critical thinking primarily through material, colour, shape and composition. The exhibition is not essentially retrospective; it does not follow a narrative line, but in each gallery hall, he initiates an attempt for synthesis of seemingly disparate expressive and formal techniques. The paintings and 3D objects invite us to survey the landscape of the author’s perception of the world around and inside us.
“Optical illusion, which highlights the disparity between what is seen and what is assumed, is one of the key techniques he employs. View-through elements of architecture in the entrance area have been modified with coloured plexiglass screens – white appears to the eye as blue, red as purple. This play is not without purpose; just as the corroded surface of giant cubes and torsos of furniture and figurines cunningly obstructs the viewer’s idea of the material used and the mass of the artefacts,” explains the exhibition curator David Korecký.