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Milan Houser

First Name
Milan
Surname
Houser
Born
1971
Birth place
Vyškov
Place of work
Brno
Website
www.milanhouser.com
Keywords
object
public art
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About artist

Milan Houser’s creative process is defined primarily by studies of material conditions (the core) for the painting process, his intense interest in light and its effects, and the thematic relationship between photography and painting. His pictures are similar to shadow-type objects, characterised by their expansive format, fascinating in their expressive resources of painting and contrarily for their absence of brush technique or the complicated building of colour composition or innuendo. His obsession with the physical quality of colour and his research of space are evident above all in the installation, Pictures Reflections / Obrazy odrazy. For this project the gallery space was vertically divided by transparent large-format Plexiglas sheets that the artist doused in pearl-like synthetic colours. He later reworked these hanging sheet pictures, which were also part of the project, using a so-called American retouch method and thus created a monochromatic painting, a material abstraction.

 

Milan Houser first presented his experiments with colour at the Bootstrap exhibit. Prior to this event he had completed a series of images using the same technology called Revers. This concerned a visually-conservative development of shape games for light and shadow; for example, in the moving branches of trees, reflections off water surfaces, the shadow of an electric post. In his older monumental 3D works Space / Prostor and Globe / Koule, Milan Houser attempted to explore the possibility of living (in a) space. This artist’s most recent project Vanitas consists of five Venetian mirrors on which motifs of weapons have been engraved – shells, grenades, machine-guns – but also human skulls, that become a sort of floral arabesque – through decoration. Here the engravings create a juxtaposition to symbols of beauty and prosperity with those of death and killing.

 

Author of the annotation
Pavlína Míčová

CV

Studies:
1993-2000 Academy of Fine Arts, Prague, studio of monumental art of Aleš Veselý
1985-1989 Faculty of education, Masaryk University in Brno

Stipends and symposiums:
2010 Bánská stanica
2007 Art Symposium Mikulov
Centre Européen d'Actions Artistiques Contemporaines, Strasbourg, France
2005 Stipendist of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation
1998 Kagoshima, Japan

Awards:
2000 Cena rektora AVU
Stipendist of the Foundation Jana and Milan Jelínek

Exhibitions

Solo exhibitions
2013
Celolesk, Galerie Aspekt, Brno

2012
C0000 Bezbarvý Houser, Galerie Kvalitář, Praha
Teodoru Rotreklovi, Galerie Černá linka, Brno

2011
Puddles, Kressling gallery, Bratislava
2,5 D. Galerie Ars, Brno
Elementální Gesta, Galerie MeetFactory, Prague
Deeper, deeper, Dvorak Sec Gallery, Prague

2010
Kompletní výstava, Galerie Půda, Jihlava

2009
Šest set litrů, Galerie ad astra, Kuřim
Vanitas, GJK v Trnavě, Trnava
Poltergeist, kostel sv. Antonína z Padovy, Sokolov
Leskymoidy, Galerie Kabinett, Zlín

2008
Šestý prostor, Liberec
Litky, Galerie U Dobrého pastýře, BKC, Brno

2006
Vanitas, Dům umění města Brna, Galerie G99
Vanitas, Galerie kritiků v Paláci Adria, Praha
Time in fluidity, Výstavní síň Sokolská 26, Ostrava
V perleti, GJK v Trnavě, Trnava

2005
Air tech, Galerie ad astra, Kuřim
Odrazy obrazy, Výstavní síň Mánes, Praha

2003
Revers, Atrium, Pražákův palác, MG, Brno
Bootstrap, Galerie Ars, Brno

2002
Bez názvu, Prostor pro jedno dílo, Pražákův palác, Moravská galerie, Brno

2001
Milan Houser, Muzeum Vyškovska, Vyškov

1993
Těla, Galerie Chodba, PdF MU, Brno
Group exhibitions not included in ARTLIST.
2011
Objects, Kressling Gallery, Bratislava
Hledání skla, Uměleckoprůmyslové museum v Praze
Ztišeno, Wannieck Gallery, Brno
Světlo, stím, tma, NoD Praha

2010
Současná česká malba a socha, Národní Galerie Praha
Horká linka, Galerie Václava Špály, Praha
One on One, Dům umění města Brna, Brno

2009
Sochy v ulicích, Brno Art Open '09, Dům umění města Brna, Brno

2008
V. Nový zlínský salon, Zlín
Aeronale 2008, Praha

2007
Prostor pro intuici, Galerie hlavního města Prahy
The Collectors, Live re-edit, Dům umění města Brna, Brno
Forma následuje... risk, Futura, Praha

2006
Spřízněni, Veletržní palác, Národní Galerie v Praze

2005
Sculpture grande, Praha
VI. Nový zlínský salon, Zlín

2004
Škola monumentální tvorby, Alšova jihočeská galerie, Hluboká nad Vltavou
Nic na odiv...?, Kateřinská zahrada, Praha

2003
Nejmladší, Veletržní palác, NG, Praha

2002-3
Laboratoř současných tendencí,
Veletržní palác, Národní galerie, Praha

2002
Version, Galerie Roxy, Praha

2001
Hermeneutika aneb šuliny si šeptají, Galerie Roxy, Praha
Collections
National Gallery in Prague
GJK, Trnava, SK
City Museum Brno
Private collections in the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Japan and USA

Monography

Articles

Mikolášek Martin, Tekutost v perleti, A2 kultruní týdeník 17/ 2006, s. 9

Netopil Pavel, Litky Milana Housera, A2 kultruní týdeník 13/ 2008, s. 8

Photo

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