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David Židlický

First Name
David
Surname
Židlický
Born
1976
Birth place
Brno
Place of work
Brno and Prague
Website
http://www.atelierzidlicky.eu
Keywords
photography
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About artist

The work of the Brno-based photographer David Židlický could be thematically summed up as a preoccupation with urban subjects from the environments of coffee bars, residential villas, gardens, post offices and railways, which he photographs using the famous Rolleiflex brand. This passion for aesthetic refinement supported by a personal fascination with Czech design of the thirties to the eighties, personified by the Tatra car brand, was central to the photography group Czech Paralax, which Židlický co-founded in 1994. The lifestyle full of minor rituals which the group promoted, albeit with a hint of exaggeration, in Brno, is manifest in the photography of all of its members, taken on trips, walks, social evenings, visits to coffee bars and meetings.

 

The black and white, square photographs of David Židlický supplemented with everyday civil poetry are characterised by a certain timelessness and not anchored in a specific place. The pictures feature a well thought out, often diagonal composition, often determined by electricity wires, architectural features or railway lines, which usually appear as though they had been photographed many years or even decades ago in completely foreign cities. The sophisticated ambiguities of these photographs is intensified by a cultivated game with light, which sometimes bathes a picture in a magical glow, and other times dramatises the subtle self-portraits of the photographer, hidden in the reflections of windows, shop fronts, mirrors or Christmas baubles.

Author of the annotation
Lucia L. Fišerová

Published
2004

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Studies:
od 2003 Institut tvůrčí fotografie, FPF SU Opava
1995 FAMU Praha
1991-1995 SŠUŘ Brno

Employment:
2006 photography of architecture, Faculty of Architecture, Brno University of Technology, Brno
2005 Proart, Praha
Member of art groups not included in ARTLIST.
Česká Paralaxa,
Fotoklub Etjud

Exhibitions

Solo exhibitions
2005
Galerie fotografie Maribor

2002
Café Steiner Brno

2001
Galerie Ambrosiana Brno

2000
Café 99 Brno

2000
Galerie Ranný Praha

1998
Galerie Neobrom Brno

1997
Café Design centra Brno
Group exhibitions not included in ARTLIST.
2006
Tugendhatugendhattugendhat, s Danielou Vokounovou, Dům Umění Brno

2005
Brno očima fotografa s Danielou Vokounovou, Galerie Architektury Brno

2005
Art On Paper, Praha, Proč Etjud

2001
Moravská galerie Brno, Česká Paralaxa

2000
Zámek Mikulov, Daniel Pirsc

2000
Zemanská Rychta, Krásensko, Česká Paralaxa

1999
Besídka Slavonice, Česká Paralaxa

1997
Rohatý Krokodýl Mikulov, Česká Paralaxa

1997
Dom Fotografie, Bratislava

1995
Galerie Neobrom, Česká Paralaxa, Brno

Monography

Monography

David Židlický, fotografie, Brno 2004

Articles

Fotovideo 1/2006

Weles 21/2005

Digifoto 2 /2005

Proč Ne?! 1/2005

Proč Ne?! 4/2005

Imago 20 / 2005

Design Trend 1/2001

Design Trend 4/2001

Photo

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