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Pavel Příkaský

First Name
Pavel
Surname
Příkaský
Born
1985
Birth place
Planá u Mariánských Lázní
Place of work
Prague
Website
http://prikasky.com/
Keywords
drawing
painting
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About artist

Pavel Příkaský studied painting at the Academy of Fine Art in Prague, and though he still works with this medium, he blurs and obscures its boundaries using photography, fragments, series and installations. When working with photographs he is interested in the defects that this “perfect” instrument of depiction suffers. Recurring motifs are disappearance, fuzziness and over-exposure, colour deflection and the overlapping of individual images that takes place if light-sensitive paper is exposed several times to another negative. However, the artist less interested in the properties of photography but more in the saturation of the world by the photography image and film and says of his approach that it is more intuitive and independent on the surrounding reality.

The fragment finds its way into Příkaský’s paintings often in connection with work in a specific environment that implies discontinuity. One of these environments would be the Trafačka Gallery, where in the installation Nižší napětí / Low Voltage, 2014 he combined the flaky wall with the austere font of Times New Roman. He took a similar approach in the exhibition Najdeš ji v levém uchu / Look in Your Left Ear at the Mimochodem Gallery (2014). Here, however, an important role was played by the environment of the vestibule of what had been a precisely designed metro station. Příkaský drew on this historical reference to reveal the fictive remains of murals. It is clear that the fragments of paintings by the artist refer to the work of the memory and the operation of recollections. A possible historical parallel, especially as regards the more densely painted works in which the artist uses the entire surface of the canvas, could be the artificialism of Štýrský and Toyen. However, unlike these artists Příkaský works with far more real and realistically depicted objects.

Příkaský has recently been working on installations and video installations with Miroslava Večeřová (Díl první: Jazyk Krajiny / Part One: Language of the Landscape, 2013 and Dvojité dno / Double Bottom, 2014 and Díl druhý: Umělé dýchání / Part Two: Artificial Breathing, 2014). Here too the question of the possibility of representation remains important. The paradox of this endeavour to represent objects is captured by Jean-Francois Lyotard in Notes on the Return and other essays, in which he says that the object that we observe for too long escapes us and disappears. The portrayal of several objects that Příkaský selects for his series of pictures disappears in a similar fashion.

Author of the annotation
Tereza Hrušková

Published
2015

CV

2005–2012
Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, Studio Graphics 2 Vladimir Kokolia and New Media Studio Markus Huemer

2011
Middlesex University in London

Exhibitions

Solo exhibitions
2014
Díl druhý: Umělé dýchání, spolu s Miroslaou Večeřovou, galerie KIV, Praha
Prst, látka, písmeno, tekutina Galerie Půda, Jihlava
Najdeš ji v levém uchu, Galerie Mimochodem, Praha
Dvojité dno, spolu s Miroslavou Večeřovou, The Chemistry Gallery, Praha
 
2013
Díl první: Jazyk krajiny, spolu s Miroslavou Večeřovou, Festival Fluidum-Endgame, Gallery K4, Praha
Úlomky, Prague Art & Desing, Praha
Fotograf, galerie I.D.A, Praha
 
2011
Cut & Paste, spolu s Tomášem Predkou, Galerie AVU, Praha
Group exhibitions not included in ARTLIST.
2014
IV Moscow International Biennale for Young Art – A Time for Dreams, Strategic Project – Peripheral vision
O židli / About the Chair, 9. Bienále fotografie a vizuálního umění, Liège, Belgie
Nižší napětí, Trafo Galerie, Praha

2013
Recent Work by Artist-Bleisure Island / Interior ecosystems, s Miroslavou Večeřovou, Autoitalia South East, Londýn

2012
Ruka ruku myje, Galerie Aula, FAVU Brno 2012
Koncentrát V. / Concentrado V., „A4“ Galeria Apis, Rio de Janeiro
Koncentrát V., „A4“ Galerie Crux, Brandýs nad Labem
“… and you will know us by the trail of bread”, KARAT, Kolín nad Rýnem
ART PRAGUE, XI. ročník veletrhu současného umění, Výstavní síň Mánes, Praha

2011
REKOGNICE, s Janem Chlupem, Galerie XXL, Louny
Koncentrát IV. „made by readymade“ part 2/2, Chemistry Gallery, Praha
Koncentrát IV. „made by readymade“ part 1/2, Galerie Crux, Brandýs nad Labem

2010
Transgression, Exhibition of video and media art from Czech Republic, Hongkong
ARSkontakt, Galerie Dolmen, Praha

2009
Mémy Grafiky2, Alšova jihočeská galerie, České Budějovice
Visual Pleasure, Galerie AVU, Praha
EARLY MELONS 2009 International student Film Festival, Bratislava

2008
Rozkvetlé mléko, Galerie AVU, Praha
Skandál, výstava ateliéru Grafika2, Galerii Sýpka, Valašské Meziříčí

2007
Kokolia a druhá grafika, výstava Vladimíra kokolii a studentů atelieru Grafika2 Akademie výtvarných umění v Praze, Galerie Šternberk
Avu18, AVU, Veletržní palác, Národní galerie, Praha
Collections
galerie Kotelna
galerie XXL

Monography

Articles

2014

Radek Wohlmuth: Večeřová s Příkaským na výstavě dávají umělé dýchání umění, Hospodářské noviny: http://archiv.ihned.cz/c1-63312430-vecerova-prikasky-karlin

Radek Wohlmuth: Pavel Příkaský (portfolio): http://artcasopis.cz/clanky/pavel-prikasky

Photo

Center for Contemporary Arts Prague www.fcca.cz 2006–2017
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