'You use a glass mirror to see your face, you use works of art to see your soul.' George Bernard Shaw
When a white paper or a canvas allows me to start
a meditative conversation with it, I ask what image
it wants to become.
I allow the inner part of me, who knows, to give my hands direction what to do and when to stop because the paper or the canvas already found its form. Sometimes it takes weeks, months even years of this silent dialog and sometime something rather special happens in the glimpse of moment beyond time and space.
I always loved pictures and to draw ones too. Sometimes I even cut nice pictures off very precious books because I loved the illustrations so much, that I wanted to look at them all the time and put them on the wall next to my bed. Indeed my beloved parents or grandparents, who offered me those beautifully illustrated books, did not appreciate my cuttings.
I could not have taken a different path than to go to the art school. And how fortunate I was to enter my art courses right after the iron curtain fell and many of our art professors and teachers, who were not allowed to teach by the former regime, finally returned to let their passion for teaching art unleash, to share their skills, knowledge, unique insights and most importantly integrity not bent by many years of dictatorships. The integrity so precious to the art.
Dreaming of a professional career as an artist, my life then took a different turn and after graduating in 1998 I stopped exhibiting my work. I continued to draw and paint just for me, my friends and my family. That is where my work usually finished, in their private collections.
All changed in 2019 when I gave myself finally freedom to set my own studio and made art integrated part of my professional life. By reading these lines you took your time to visit this site and saw some of it. I hope you enjoyed it and will contact me to see it in real light or to discover more of my work.
'The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inner significance.' Aristotle
Acrylic painting - stage with Anne-Claude Rigo, Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland
1991 - 1998
Jan Evangelista Purkyne University - Fine Art faculty, Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic
Ateliers of drawing & graphic by Milos Michalek
Ateliers of painting by Vaclav Danes
Galerie Suterén, Usti nad Labem
Galerie Hefaistos, Decin
Art Symposium, Sai Prema, Athens
Jaroslav Prosek Memorial, Usti nad Labem