Galerie Zavodny

Václav Krůček-EN


václav krůček

7. september 1955

© Martin Polák

© Martin Polák

Fragile structures of Václav Krůček form a silent/ peaceful harmony with the architectural space of Zavodný Gallery.

Between light and shadow, the contours and lines give a notion of vibration which evoke new contexts, the time slows down and the viewer is drawn into the unexplored space behind the picture…

Václav Krůček, a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague / 1975 - 1981 /, is exploring the possibilities of spatial representation, its expression and visual effect, on a pictorial convention. The prefabricated metal mesh are cut, modulated, painted with acrylic colours and placed as reliefs against a white surface of the walls. The relation between the white base and the relief is essential, the metal grid fades away in front of a white wall. An entire new image space is created in between the mesh relief and its background.

This varies in dependence on many factors: the position of the viewer, time of the day, light intensity, season of the year...  Emerging from a blurred area, it doesn’t only relate to the actually seen image. The anticipated as well as the objective optical context allows each viewer to have his personal interpretation and therefore mediates a unique experience, which can be compared to a seen movie sequence.

Indeed, in his work, Václav Krůček focus also on film records. In order to enhance the sensitivity and imagination of the viewer, he projects static images in low resolution to the very same place where they originated.  The artist is currently finishing his Ph.D. in the Department of Film Studies at Charles University in Prague.

Václav Krůček is one of the few Czech artists, who have chosen to express themselves with a minimalistic, reductive approach. However, the austerity in his expression does not diminish the poetry and lyricism of his artworks.

In between 1987 to 1994, Václav Krůček lived and worked in Australia and in 1996-97 in the United States. He currently lives in Prague. His works are represented in a wide range of private and institutional collections.