For artist Jaromír Novotný (1974), graduate of the Prague Academy of Arts (the drawing studio of Prof. Jitka Svobodová), his work is typified by a constant repetition of questions about the same issues and the further clarification of related answers. These at first are offered through intuitive indications – such as fleeting instances in the guise of realistic, even naturalist, mini-moments in order to later induce the process of meaning formation, clarification and the thereto related shape definition – reconstruction of meaning. The whole aggregate of theses, through which one can find the author’s source, can be captured in early attempts to define the term „home“ (homeland) as a „livable and living space.“ In his works so far Novotný continually addresses the theme of the individual’s relationship to spatio-temporal experience. He gradually frees himself of these experiences in order to return to them by different routes.
Stefan Kraus, Das Wesentliche der Malerei betrifft das Unsagbare. Überlegungen zu den Werken von Jaromir Novotny, Kunst und Kirche 1/2013.
Václav Krůček, Formát Jaromíra Novotného, Ateliér 12/2012
Radek Wohlmuth, Jaromír Novotný, Art & Antiques 7+8/2012
Karel Srp, Visible Formats, solo exhibition catalogue, City Gallery Prague, 2012
Jaromír Novotný, artist´s booklet, Kolumba, Köln 2012
Petr Ingerle, Plane, Depth, Space, exhibition catalogue, Moravian Gallery in Brno, 2011
Petr Vaňous, Fundaments & Sediments, exhibition catalogue, City Gallery Prague, 2011
Petr Vaňous, Jaromír Novotný; Transition Point, solo exhibition catalogue, Jiri Svestka Gallery, 2009
Praguebiennale 4 (Expanded Painting 3), exhibition catalogue, Giancarlo Politi Editore 2009
Ondřej Váša, „The World with Our Backs to It“, in: „Finisterrae“ exhibition catalogue, Geukens & De Vil, 2009
Barbora Geržová, Illusion of Space, exhibition catalogue, Nitra Gallery 2008
Petr Vaňous, Resetting – Alternative ways to objectivity, exhibition catalogue, City Gallery Prague, 2008