'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 drew or painted since I can remember. Sometimes I even cut off nice pictures from 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 in my room. 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 the art school. And what blessings showered over me to enter the art school right after the iron curtain of the former Czechoslovakia fell and many of art professors and teachers, not allowed to teach by the former regime, finally returned to share their skills, knowledge, unique insights and most importantly integrity not bent by years of dictatorships. The integrity so precious to the art.
Dreaming of a professional career as an artist, my life 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 open my 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. Thank you.
'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