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Petr Písařík

First Name
Petr
Surname
Písařík
Born
1968
Birth place
Jindřichův Hradec
Place of work
Prague
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Keywords
installation art
object
painting
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About artist

Písařík’s paintings and 3D objects draw on the act of breaking a certain whole. This is a stream of continuous shape and thought transformations that is particular to popular and mass-scale products. From this unstable course of events the eye can capture only certain fragments, incomplete messages to which it attaches associations and recollections. The view slides across objects‘ surfaces, stopping sometimes at symbolic structures, interesting shapes. It is bedazzled by flashes. Písařík has also often reflected on the world of fashion and design, which spoke to him through its details (brands, logos). Now he focuses rather on fleeting impressions, which have their influence mainly in the areas of light and colour. Both however correspond to the fluid character of contemporary visual experiences. The view is fed by mass-media images and urban spectacles. The details of this stream analyse, cuts run through them. The impressive trembling perceives the transforming visual show as a flash of the moment: a sudden bedazzlement. Písařík’s objects are also typified by their unstable composition, their fragmented and temporary nature. We perceive in them the potential presence of a breakdown and possible variability. The artist’s works have no clear meaning. The destruction of meaning is also one of their important strategies. They are sort of spatial jewels, deceptive and directed only to the outside.

Author of the annotation
Václav Hájek

CV

1987-1994 Academy of Fine Arts in Prague (studios of Stanislav Kolíbal, Milan Knížák and Aleš Veselý)
Member of art groups included in ARTLIST.
Pondělí

Exhibitions

Solo exhibitions
2007
AA (Atom Advantage), Vernon Projekt, Praha
5. 5., Galerie ad astra, Kuřim

2005
Veletržní palác, Národní galerie, Praha
Flower Power, Galerie Vernon, Praha

2004
Dům umění České Budějovice
Mr. and Mrs. Green, Slovanský dům, Praha

2003
Sluníčko, DpzK, Brno
Live, Galerie Home, Praha

2001
Sorry, Galerie MXM, Praha

1998
Galerie Pod kamennou žábou, České Budějovice
UK, British Council, Praha

1997
Galerie MXM, Praha
Galerie 761 / Galerie Fiducia

1996
Galerie F. Jenneweina, Kutná Hora
Group exhibitions not included in ARTLIST.
2007
Vylepšený model, kulhavý efekt, NoD, Praha
Forma následuje... risk, Futura / Karlín Studios, Praha
Jiří David, Petr Písařík 2+4

2006
Akné - současná česká malba ze sbírky Richarda Adama

2005
Tina b. („Toto není další bienále“)

2002
Pondělí: Plenér, Galerie Fiducia / Galerie 761 / Sokolská 26, Ostrava

2001
Pondělí - Velká přestávka, Galerie G99, Brno
How the West Has Won and Lost, České centrum, Londýn, UK

1999
Neplánované spojení, Mánes, Praha

1997
Snížený rozpočet, Mánes, Praha

1996
Česká abstraHce, Galerie V. Špály, Praha
Mrkačka, Galerie MXM, Praha
Respekt, Richterova vila, Praha

1992
Prague - Bratislava. D´une géneration, l´autre, Musée de la ville de Paris, FR

1991
Pondělí, Galerie M+, Bratislava, SK
Pondělí, G.AKKU, Steyer, AT

1990
Medhermeneutika + Pondělí, Galerie U Řečických, Praha

Monography

Monography

P. Vaňous, Resetting/ Jiné cesty k věcnosti/ Alternative Ways To Objektivity (katalog výstavy), GHMP - Městská knihovna, 21. 12. 2007 - 23. 3. 2008, nestr., Praha 2008

Articles

Design běžce, rozhovor vedl Ptáček, Jiří, in. Umělec 1/03, s.66-71

Mečl, Ivan, Lhář nebo génius, in. Umělec 3/01, s.90-91

Váňa, Radek - Petr Písařík, in. Detail 1/I, Praha 1995, s.23

Ukrutné vychystávky Petra Písaříka, rozhovor vedl Váňa, Radek, in. Detail 1/I, Praha 1995, s.8-9

Váňa, Radek - Mutanti hledají partnera, in. Výtvarné umění 2-3/1993, s.65-69

Photo

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