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Jakub Švéda

First Name
Jakub
Surname
Švéda
Born
1973
Birth place
Prague
Place of work
Prague
Keywords
painting
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About artist

Jakub Švéda entered the current art scene around 2000 as a student at Jiří David’s atelier at the Prague Academy. His pictures from that time are already witness to a clear artistic voice, which he is still basically developing today. His work is characterised by various linguistic codes, which combine, confront and layer. One of them was derived from the digital imaging of the internal structure of the body by modern medicine, another referenced the world of contemporary design and visual communication and comprised various logotypes, pictograms, and short texts in typical advertising fonts. His pictures could be seen as a reflection of the ambivalent character of civilised products which are developed to improve the quality of our life, yet threaten us covertly or openly. In another cycle of drawings from this early period he used a purely abstract dictionary, associating energy and light flows surprisingly reminiscent of Karel Malich.

 

In his later pictures he begins to examine the significance of amorphous shapes in an extensive range of gestural splatters, drained blots of colours, wet stains or lightly smudged surfaces sprayed using airbrush. He determines the basic aesthetic tone of his work and alongside this he has a content level: through his organic character he represents nature in its multifaceted form, surrounded and overlapped by geometric, i.e. industrial structures. Semi-abstract symbols and inscriptions appear which often have something in common with warning signs (sometimes these inscriptions enter into the titles of pictures or cycles – BIO TECH, WARNING, EXIST) and create a feeling of unease or threat.

 

Jakub Švéda’s pictures are a creative reflection of today’s aggressive visual culture as well as being a manifestation of the scepticism within civilisation which is one of the important currents of contemporary philosophical discourse.

Author of the annotation
Marcel Fišer

Published
2010

CV

2000 Academia di Brera, Milano
1998-1999 San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco
1993-2001 Academy of Fine Arts in Prague (Studio of Panting II, prof.Jiří Sopko, since 1997 Visual Communication , prof. Jiří David)
1988-1992 High School of Fine Arts in Prague

Exhibitions

Solo exhibitions
2009
Exist, Galerie WoxArt, Praha
Fusion (s M. Pošvicem), Museé des Beaux- Arts, Alžír
Impact, Pierstone, Praha
Techland stories, Corso Karlín, Praha

2008
Exist, Ernst&Young, Praha

2005
IAMBIO, Galerie Art CZ, Praha
3DM point, Galerie KD Střelnice, Vrchlabí
Tušené signály (s T.Švédou), kostel sv.Bartoloměje v Chebu
ORGMATECH, České muzeum výtvarných umění, Praha

2003
GUTs (s T.Švédou), SZ Jindřichův Hradec

2002
TZL- Tenká zelená linie, Galerie Tvrdohlaví, Praha
Techmatorg in Techland, Galerie Grazie, Praha

2001
Techmatorg I., Galerie Jáma, Ostrava

2000
Exploze velmi křehkých struktur, Galerie Kabinet, Praha

1999
Napolovic, obrazy, kresby (s T.Švédou ), Okresní muzeum Rakovník

1997
Mikrosvěty, obrazy, kresby, Galerie Gravitace, Litomyšl

1991
SOŠV, obrazy, kresby, grafiky, Praha
Group exhibitions not included in ARTLIST.
2009
Moje Evropa - expres individual – Culture European Economic and Social Committee, Brussels, DOX- centrum současného umění, Praha
Nano, DOX-centrum současného umění, Praha

2008
Intercity:Berlín – Praha, Sarlandische galerie, Berlin
CZ- SK současná mladá malba, Wannieck gallery, Brno

2007
Typický obraz, Galerie Nová síň, Praha
Až na vyjímky nové, Wanieck gallery, Brno
Intercity: Praha – Berlín, Mánes, Praha

2004
Design Blok 04, Praha

2002
ART PRIMEUR, Young Europiean Art, Dordrecht, Holland
SUB 5, Galerie SUB 5, Praha


2001
První a poslední, Špálova galerie, Praha
Diplomanti AVU, NG Praha,Veletržní palác

2000
Každá kapka vyplýtvaného semene by mne připravila o jedno mistrovské dílo, Galerie AVU, Praha

1999
Vidiny, Galerie Roxy, Praha

1998
Open Studios 98, (s J.Surůvkou), San Francisco
City, Bořivojka, Praha

1997
Mánes, výstava AVU, Praha
Sopka, výstava ateliéru J.Sopka, Galerie AMU, Praha

1994
Krychle, Synagoga Palmovka, Praha
Collections
CBK collection Dordrecht, ČMVU Praha, Wannieck gallery, Brno

Monography

Monography

Jakub Švéda. Sweco. Katalog výstavy. Texty Ivan Neumann, Jiří David, Martin Dostál, Jakub Švéda. Praha: 2004.

Jakub Švéda. Exist. Katalog výstavy ve Galerii Woxart. Text Marcel Fišer. Praha: Woxart 2009.

Photo

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