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Vladimír Véla

First Name
Vladimír
Surname
Véla
Born
1980
Birth place
Turnov
Place of work
Praha, Český ráj
Keywords
painting
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About artist

Vladimír Véla originally entered the sphere of painting with propositions and ideas that he got from his previous education – trade. As a graduate of the Turnov Secondary Art Technical School he originally worked as an ironmaster. Equipped with this experience he then applied to the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. Painting represented a certain challenge for him – to master the fine arts means of expression, which led him to working on perfecting the illusion of painting. That is also why he chose to study in the studio of classical painting techniques, which was then led by Professor Zdeněk Beran. Later, however, he encountered limitations of this approach and out of the need to overcome the distance of the depicted and to enter the immediate process of the actual creation – something like its performance phase, he transferred to the Studio of Intermedia Work headed by Milan Knížák.

On one side, Véla radicalized his form into iconic abbreviations and symmetric symbols, while on the other side, he created something like a video, process performance – an emphasis on the actual physical participation during the creation of a painting, which remains as an anthropological imprint of the present time in the morphology found (it appears somewhere in the title of the work). The expressive throttling form perfectly took over the character of emotions and inward prolapses somewhere from the grey zone of the subconscious, without tying it down and closing it into some specific narrative iconography.

Vladimír Véla has been continuously drawing inspiration for themes through his natural contact with nature. He titled his thesis work Discreet and Indiscreet Landscapes (Krajiny diskrétní a indiskrétní) (2006). He created a collection of paintings on the topic of Christian feast days, under the surface of which appear ancient rituals, cults and mysteries stored in the memory of landscapes. Véla perceives the natural scope as a hosting structure for possible “phenomena” and “miracles”, as an open setting for hallucinatory situations, such as space for ritual ecstasies or a place of experiences, which come out of small or repeated observations (Dutina, Stín, Sova) (Cavity, Shadow, Owl). The artist gets similar inspiration from objects, spaces and architecture from his surroundings, which serve the function of acting as clues and reading keys in his paintings (Česáček, Kyproplej, Nádoba, Kaple, Relikviář ad.) (Fruit Picker, Container, Chapel, Reliquary and others). 

Hence, on one side the artist builds a painting from zero, in a Boudník way he starts with a blot that he calls a stain. It then suggests other associative procedures to him, the correcting of which turn into his own construction of the painting process. On the other side the painting comes close to a certain material theme, the form and intensity of which is concealed in the subconscious from where it uncontrollably flows into an open painting form. The tension between both polarities leads to the core, which is affected precisely by the painting of Vladimír Véla. This core is a hardly definable area, where something starts to be born and literally materializes out of this chaotic, indistinguishable mass – Contracting, Borderline, Dividing Line (Stahování, Rozhraní, Předěl). What interests and fascinates Véla is the phase of the transformational transition referring to the preceding and subsequent phases. The painting is then stopped by the process, which best testifies about the function of the actual painting – to be a form that is capable of not only interpreting this tractable story, but also analogically – in an intensive way – give a vivid picture of it.

Author of the annotation
Petr Vaňous

Published
2015

CV

2003–2006
Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, Studio of Intermedia, prof. M. Knížák
2000–2003
Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, studio of traditional painting techniques, prof. Z. Beran
1999–2000
Secondary School of Applied Arts and Higher vocational school in Jablonec nad Nisou
1994–1998 
Secondary School of Applied Arts Turnov

Exhibitions

Solo exhibitions
Výběr:
2015
EX – Ausflug (s D. Pešatem a O. Malečkem), Hole of Fame, Dresden
EX – Ausflug (s D. Pešatem a O. Malečkem), Raum für Drastische Massnahmen, Berlin
Obrazy, prostor 228, Liberec

2014
Reverze (s M. Poláchem), Nová galerie, Praha
Běl a čerň! (s M. Maupicovou), Muzeum a Pojizerská galerie Semily
Vladimír Véla – Obrazy, Galerie Felixe Jeneweina, Kutná Hora

2013
EX – Není lhostejné, kde právě jsme (s O. Malečkem a D. Pešatem), Galerie Caesar, Olomouc
Natři (s . M. Maupicovou a P. Šimíčkem), Galerie Klatovy, Klenová
V.V., Dea Orch Art Gallery, Praha

2012
Černá hodinka, Galerie Dům, Broumov
Všechno má svůj čas, Galerie Dole – Fiducia, Ostrava
Dutiny, Galerie OFFormat, Brno

2011
EX (s O. Malečkem a D. Pešatem), Topičův salon, Praha
Dušičková (s. J. Janovským a O. Šumberou), Galerie Trafačka, Praha

2010
Podobraz (s. M. Maupicovou), Galerie u Rytíře, Liberec
Nebe a dudy (s M. Burgetem), AJG - Wortnerův dům, České Budějovice
Kyproplej, Oblastní galerie v Liberci, Liberec
Group exhibitions not included in ARTLIST.
Výběr:
2015
Czech Dream/ Český sen, České centrum, New York, USA
Jehla v kupce sena, Topičův salon, Praha

2013
Adventus, Galerie Behémot a galerie U Prstenu, Praha
UB – Letadlo, Galerie Oko, Opava
Kresba, Nau Gallery, Praha
Pánská jízda - Milan Perič a kamarádi, Galerie Ufo, Trutnov
Motýlí efekt?, Galerie Rudolfinum, Praha

2009
Finalisté - cena NG 333 a skupiny ČEZ, Veletržní palác, Praha
V. Zlínský salon mladých, Dům umění, Zlín
“Sjezd 396”, Galerie Půda, Český Těšín

2008
Finalisté - cena NG 333 a skupiny ČEZ, Veletržní palác, Praha
Běh na dlouhou trať, Galerie Kotelna, Říčany
“Sjezd 112 / E112”, Galerie Půda, Jihlava
ART in ART 2008, Galerie umění, Karlovy Vary

2007
Karlův most ne, ale Hrad může být váš, Galerie Slováckého muzea, Uherské Hradiště

2006
Diplomanti AVU 2006, Veletržní palác – NG, Praha
IV. Zlínský salon mladých, Dům umění, Zlín

2005
Intermediální škola prof. M. Knížáka, Art Factory Galery, Praha

2003
III. Zlínský salon mladých, Dům umění, Zlín

2002
Ticho prosím maluji!, Galerie U Prstenu, Praha

2001
Malířská škola prof. Z. Berana, AJG, České Budějovice
Collections
Národní galerie v Praze
Oblastní galerie v Liberci
AJG v Českých Budějovicích
Galerie Klatovy, Klenová
Galerie Dům, Broumov
Soukromé sbírky v České republice a zahraničí
Other realisations

Sympozia:

14. ročník Sympozia Jenewein, Kutná Hora

Monography

Monography

Vaňous, Petr: Černá hodinka (výstavní katalog), Galerie Dům, Broumov 2012, ISBN 978-80-905258-0-1

Tetiva, Vlastimil – Vaňous, Petr: Kyproplej (výstavní katalog), Oblastní galerie v Liberci a Alšova jihočeská galerie v Hluboké nad Vltavou 2010, ISBN 978-80-85050-82-0 (OGL); 978-80-86952-37-6 (AJG)

Vaňous, Petr: EX: Není lhostejné, kde právě jsme (výstavní katalog), Galerie Caesar, Olomouc 2013

Kroupová, Markéta: Pod Ještědem. Současná výtvarná scéna Liberecka, Liberec 2013, ISBN 978-80-87289-22-8

Vaňous, Petr: Motýlí efekt? (katalog), Galerie Rudolfinum, Praha 2013, ISBN 978-80-86443-22-5

Kovář, Petr: Vladimír Véla: Dutiny (katalog), Galerie OFFormat, Brno 2012.

Vaňous, Petr: EX (výstavní katalog), Topičův salon, Praha 2011.

Vaňous, Petr – Gerboc, Martin: Saatchiho předsíň / Texty o současnosti v malbě, Bratislava – Praha 2010.

Umění přelomu tisíciletí ze sbírek NG v Praze 1990 - 2009, 2009

Cena NG 333 a skupiny ČEZ – finalisté 2009

V. Zlínský salon mladých, 2009

Paint, 2009

Cena NG 333 a skupiny ČEZ – finalisté (katalog), NG, Praha 2008

Defenestrace, 2008

Diplomanti AVU, AVU, Praha 2006

III. Zlínský salon mladých, 2003

Vaňous, Petr: Pavel Holas, Vladimír Véla: No in no out, Galerie Millenium, Praha 2003

Articles

Vaňous, Petr: Vědomí mého pomíjivého JÁ, Revue art 2008/4, s. 40-45.

Vaňous, Petr: Možnosti exprese v mladé české malbě. Pražská scéna: Maleček, Pešat, Véla, Revolver revue č. 75, 2009, s. 40-54.

(red.) Cena NG 333, Ateliér 2010/2, s. 3

Drtilová, Zuzana: Výstava, u které exitus nehrozí, MF Dnes, 2011/12/17, s. 12.

Vaňous, Petr: Motýlí efekt? Zákonitosti a nahodilosti současné malby, Prostor Zlín 2013/2, s. 13-17.

Geržová, Jana: Petr Vaňous: Obraz jako různosměrná dekonstrukce celku v šesti epizodách (rozhovor), Profil 2013/2.

Mít svůj názor a za ním si stát. Rozhovor Petra Vaňouse s Vladimírem Vélou, Revue art 1/ 2015, s. 24-29.

http://www.literarky.cz/kultura/art/13634-jak-je-to-u-nas-s-malbou-

http://artalk.cz/2013/03/05/7-3-2013-motyli-efekt-kurator-vystavy-petr-vanous-uvadi-adama-stecha-a-vladimira-velu/

http://www.pragueout.cz/umeni/articles/motyli-efekt-rudolfinum-galerie-6712

http://www.novinky.cz/kultura/326832-recenze-velovy-ornamenty-volne-levituji-prostorem.html

http://www.ceskatelevize.cz/ct24/kultura/1161845-vela-dava-prostor-myslenkam-cizich

http://artycok.tv/lang/cs-cz/4677/vladimir-vela

http://www.novagalerie.cz/artists/vladimir-vela/

http://www.revolverrevue.cz/vladimir-vela

Photo

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