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Jana Vojnárová

First Name
Jana
Surname
Vojnárová
Born
1982
Birth place
Praha
Place of work
Praze
Keywords
painting
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About artist

The human figure has been a prominent motif in the art of Jana Vojnárová to date. Her expressive painting style and the consistent sense of a kind of blurriness and its distancing effect furnishes her paintings with a flat pictorial surface, behind which, like the view through a rainy window, lies an elaborate visual space. Although direct contact with the artist’s brushwork thus separates us from this figurative visual space, the barrier is two-dimensional and beyond it we can divine the full-blown pseudo-narrative of the bodies and creatures that inhabit these spaces. By playing with figurative relations in the composition in some paintings she arrives at a looser, almost abstract accentuated version of her painting style, which brings out the airy quality of her tricky technique. The genre-aspect of many of the more really depicted scenes call to mind the ‘punctum’ we’re familiar with from photographs. Here the photographs are certainly a frequent source of inspiration, but equally apparent is the artist’s ability to recast their ephemeral quality into a more firmly constructed figurative and compositional situation. This interest in working with the lexicon of figurative gestures and scenarios is illustrated well in the artist’s collage work.  

Author of the annotation
Viktor Čech

Published
2014

CV

2008 - 2012 Academy of Fine Arts in Prague /Vladimir Skrepl
2006 - 2008 College of Applied Art in Prague /Stanislav Diviš
Art School of Vaclav Hollar in Prague

internships, creative residencies:
The studio guest teacher - Silke Otto Knapp, AVU, Prague
Academy of Fine Arts in Prague / Michael Rittstein2
007 Internship New York School of Visual Arts

Exhibitions

Solo exhibitions
2007
Tankujem super.., Galerie 35m2, Praha
Group exhibitions not included in ARTLIST.
2013
Galerie Fontána / Piešťany

2012
Entrance / Meze

2012
Kolaboratorio Vol. 2, Palác Elektrických podniků, Praha

2011
Projekt 8,  Kodanň, Dánsko

2011
2. Má jich víc, Galerie AVU, Praha 

2009
Galerie Dolmen, Praha

2008
Podle naší ankety si zákazníci nejvíc přejí: bezpečnost, citovost a nesmrtelnost, Galerie XXL, Louny (spolu s Alžbětou Říhovou a Zuzanou Ondrouškovou) 

Photo

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