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Jan Výtiska

First Name
Jan
Surname
Výtiska
Birth place
1985
Place of work
Praha
Website
http://janvytiska.com/
Keywords
drawing
painting
video
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About artist

Výtiska had already created something of a stir while studying at the Faculty of Art of the University of Ostrava and thanks to him the university was nominated for the StartPoint international competition of best art school graduates. In 2011 he won the UniCredit Bank Prague Young Photo Award at the Art Prague contemporary art trade fair, and the following year was one of the finalists of the Critics’ Award for Young Painters.

Though Výtiska studied at the intermedia studio at university, he treats “intermediality” more as a personally conceived process of the creation of the painted picture. There was not and is not space here for purity of expression, one voice and one language. Instead the buzzwords are hybridisation and the mutation of motifs, approaches and inspirations. However, this is not about an explosive darting between miscellaneous media, but rather a kind of implosive absorption, a personal synthesis of diametrically opposite aspects incorporated into one and the same medium. 

Výtiska suggestively arranges bizarre post-apocalyptic scenes put together from fragments of ghostly scenes and filled with different individuals, perhaps people, perhaps mutants, or simply monsters whose visage in burnt or musty ruins itself makes reference to the morbid details of primary painterly inspirations of highly charged experiences, to life in Wallachia, overheard stories filled with absurd situations and points, or the artist’s fascination with B-films, street art and the DIY aesthetic.

The outcome of this scrummage of motifs and inspirations are pictures and paintings whose strangeness attract both the layperson and the informed viewer. Výtiska has managed to rise above the speculation and conceptualisation of the artistic gestures and replace them with the directness of imaginative suggestion. However, in addition he has balanced the risk of a cheaply effective flashiness based on a fascination with morbid or programmatic illustrativeness. That which he is fascinated by and what emerges again and again in his imagination (the prolapsed eye, a werewolf, a burning cottage) is not simply a superficial means by which to shock the masses. It is, on the contrary, confirmation of his fascination with the Other, with the strange, a fascination with the dynamic tension resulting in discontinuous connections, breaches of the regular, making visible the unexpected or actualising the traumatic.

The comic and the tragic that wait in the wings are so naturally and intimately intertwined that it seems to be the artist’s intention to show the viewer that each is made for the other, they are inseparable, that they form part of our daily panoptical cabaret, that we don’t wish to know or even suspect. A cabaret in which there is no room for criteria and rankings, for high and low, but where something strange despite all restrictions, impediments and improbabilities germinates or appears as weeds and self-seeded trees emerge in prohibited zones, deserted settlements, derelict buildings or forgotten brownfields in the centres of our cities. 

Author of the annotation
Martin Mikolášek

Published
2016

CV

2005–2010 Fakulta umění, Ostravská univerzita v Ostravě, ateliér nových médií (J. Surůvka) 
2001–2005 Střední uměleckoprůmyslová škola sklářská a SOUS Valašské Meziříčí obor: Výtvarné zpracování skla-tvarování.
Member of art groups not included in ARTLIST.
člen hudební skupiny Like She

Exhibitions

Solo exhibitions
2016
Tak špatný jsi, jak praví klepy, tak ďábla zveš, až k tobě vejde. The Chemistry Gallery, Praha

2015
Mým očím nutno stále házeti potravu, Industrial Gallery, Ostrava

2013
DIABEŁ JEST STARY I ZMĘCZONY, galeria Szara, Cieszyn, PL
Mám lepší hříchy než jsou ty vaše, GAVU Cheb, Malá galerie

2012
Za každý zlomený srdce budu pykat v pekle, Industrial gallery,Ostrava
Ten krásnej den, kdy skončil svět kterej si nenáviděla, Dům umění Opava
Černý Sabat, galerie Kaple,Valašské Meziříčí
Slzy v jejich očích, 3X3 Liberec
Plameny mi rosily zrak, galerie Jiří Švestka,Praha

2011
Valašský hřebec,Galerie výtvarného umění v Ostravě,Nova síň,Ostrava
Valašský hřebec aka zlodějíček z Prahy, Galerie Ferdinanda Baumanna, Praha
Mám taký film, vyrezávajú sa tam očká, chcem aby si ho videla!,Make up gallery,Košice

2010
Valašský hřebec, NoD, Praha
Sklenick, Brno
Best off, Soda gallery, Bratislava

2009
Bez názvu, Galerie mladých, s Janem Šrámkem, Brno

2008
KiljÚ fakjú, Galerie Skutečnost, s Pavlem Dvořákem, Praha

2007
Klub Vrah, Rožnov pod Radhoštěm
Group exhibitions not included in ARTLIST.
2015
Jen obloukem pokřivenou pohádku napravíš. Nová Galerie, Praha
ROVINY V CHAOSU , Pražský dům, Brusel

2013
Folk - recyklace, galerie Tic, Brno
Trienále Valmez 2013, Cena Rudolfa Schlattauera

2012
Zlínský salon mladých 2012, Krajská galerie Výtvarného umění ve Zlíně, Zlín
tune the eye, galerie Trafačka, Praha

2011
Next Targets, The Chemistry Gallery, Praha
Cena Kritiky za mladou malbu, Galerie Kritiků, Praha
Succor Punch!, La Place Forte, Paris
Artbanka – kick off, Dvorak & Sec, Praha
Museum of young art,Praha
Art prague 2011,Výstavní síň Manes, Praha
Lovu zdar!,Nitrianská Galerie,Nitra
Dom Hrozy,fru fru gallery,Bratislava
Česká malba nultých let 21. století,Wannieck gallery,Brno

2010
120 x 120, 66 Gallery, Praha
Teleport, Pivní bar, Brno
Slabý ročník, Galerie Sýpka, Valašské Meziříčí
Master Quest, Galerie 12, Zlín
Next Wave (Ostravská současná scéna), Galerie G99, Brno
Gift, Karlin Studios, Praha
Provoz, Důl Hlubina, Ostrava
Ostravský polibek, (A)VOID Gallery, Praha
Gärtner Fritz Gallery on the road, Polsko
Start Point, GASK, Kutná Hora
Pod Jezevčí skálou, Galerie Nod, Praha
Zvuk, buk, puk, suk, Galerie Cella, Opava
Start point Selection, Galerie NTK, Praha

2009
Freeze Fest, Důl Landek, Ostrava
Monster Horror Show, Galerie Hygienická Stanice, Praha
Tento vlak stojí ve stanici fuck, Galerie Stanica, Žilina
Šlehl na cop, Klub Vrah, Rožnov pod Radhoštěm
Kamera Oko Festival, Národní kulturní památka Důl Michal, Ostrava
Praha!!!, Ateliery Úhonice, Praha

2008
Future artists, Galerie Aula, Brno
Purple B-rain, Galerie Szara, Polský Těšín
Popo popular, Galerie Hygienická Stanice, Praha

2007
Jiří Suruvka uvadí, Galerie Jáma 10, Ostrava
Ropovod 01, Galerie Emila Filly, Ústí nad Labem
Galerie Sensor, Praha
Contacts, Galerie Sýpka, Klenová

2006
Pupečník, Národní kulturní památka Důl Michal, Ostrava
Domino Dinner aneb baník sparta 5:1, Galerie AVU, Praha

Monography

Monography

Marcel Fišer: Jan Výtiska, Mám lepší hříchy, než jsou ty vaše, GAVU Cheb

Malá galerie, 17. 10.–1. 12. 2013

Jan Výtiska : valašský hřebec : [k výstavě Jana Výtisky v Nové síni Poruba, 21.4.–14.5.2011 / text Jiří Havlíček ; fotografie Tomáš Souček, Ondřej Hruška, Oto Palán]. -- V Ostravě : Galerie výtvarného umění, 2011. -- 47 s. : il.

Articles

Wohlmuth Radek, Jan Výtiska, Art and Antiques, 2014

Photo

Center for Contemporary Arts Prague www.fcca.cz 2006-2015
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