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Vladimír Skrepl

First Name
Vladimír
Surname
Skrepl
Born
1955
Birth place
Jihlava
Place of work
Prague
Website
http://galerievernon.com/static-content/id/73
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Keywords
drawing
graphic art
installation art
painting
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About artist

We can follow the process of an event with Skrepl in his paintings as well as installations or actions. In the photo series from the exhibit catalogue for Überlebenskunst / The Art of Survival (Berlín, 2000) the artist struggles (or in his case it is more an issue of ”flirting“) with a young woman. The body and face establish themselves in the space of a certain constellation. Gestures shape things: from the chaos of movement arise balanced compositions. Skrepl captures the mobile stream of events. The subconscious also produces personal conventions and obsessions, symbols (cat, dog …). With Skrepl we never encounter a construction, where there is a system of interchangeable, replaceable elements. One thing is placed next to the other: a gesture or a personal or collective symbol. The whole is also a gesture (spontaneous, associatively-created). A person has the desire to join in this already-running group; the same as we are enticed to react to the scrimmage of informational events covering the walls of public toilets. Vladimír Skrepl however evidently makes use of deformation – even to the degree of caricature (figures with limbs of mismatched size, monkey’s asses …). Old clothing hung all about is mundane; deformed figures are unpleasant visions from dreams. Mundaneness and caricature. Skrepl works in a continually uncompromising manner. He allows new forms of shapes and relationships to be born. It is precisely this newness that makes up that absence of compromise and general expectation. Novelty is shocking, ugly, because it is unknown and potentially dangerous. Novelty represents the natural outcome of leaving an unused field for the actions of developing events. Skrepl also uses spray paint and rough calligraphy, yet his is less aesthetically-oriented than is graffiti art. It is a sort of pre-aesthetic vulgarity, unacceptable even for various alternative communities. Vulgarity and shock can of course be understood as a deliberate act of cleansing of a gallery space.

Author of the annotation
Václav Hájek

CV

Studies:
1976-1981 The Faculty of Arts of Ethnography at Masaryk University in Brno, Department of Art

Ceny:
2009 Prize of Michala Ranný
2007 Prize from Jiří Kovanda

Since 1994 professor at the Academy of Fine Arts, Prague, studio Painting II
1981-1991 curator at the City Gallery of Prague

Exhibitions

Solo exhibitions
2009
Výstava laureáta Ceny Michala Ranného Vladimír Skrepl, jako v zrcadle, Moravská galerie v Brně

2008
Miss Kosmos B. Š., AP Ateliér, Praha

2007
Kočka porodila štěňata, Galerie 35m2, Praha

2006
Obrazy / Pictures, Galerie Vernon Fine Art international, Praha

2005
A.M.180, Praha

2003
Veselé prázdniny, Display, Praha

2001
Galerie V. Špály, Praha

1997
Miauuu..., Galerie V. Špály, Praha
Zatímco ty spíš/While You Are Sleeping, Aktualität des Schönen, Liberec

1996
Bílý jídlo, (s Jiřím Kovandou), Galerie MXM, Praha

1995
(s Jiřím Kovandou), Forum Stadtpark, Graz, Rakousko

1994
Galerie MXM, Praha
Group exhibitions not included in ARTLIST.
2007
Praguebiennale 3
XYXX, Karlín studios, Praha

2005
Stopy zápasu
II. ročník malířského sympozia

2004
Nebe je kino, kámo
Obsese sběru
Soukromá vášeň
Animália

2000
Froté

1999
Perplex
O lásce
Vzdálené podobnosti

1998
Snížený rozpočet
Zelená
To není možný

1997
Normální rodina neexistuje
Demode
Tichá sdělení
Šejk
Nadílka

1996
Česká abstra(H)ce

1995
Na hraně
Zkušební provoz

1994
Procházející
Bačkovský, Balcar, Písařík, Skrepl
Aš - Až

1993
Zweiter Ausgang/Druhý východ
Jako ženy
To, co zbývá

1992
Mezi Ezopem a Mauglím
Její bratr, jeho manžel

1991
Aktuelle 91

1990
Současná česká malba

1989
Tschechische Malerei Heute/Česká malba dneška

1988
Malba generace 80. let

Monography

Monography

GA2LERIE (Vaňous Petr ed. ), vydal Kulturní týdeník A2, s.r.o. jako přílohu v roce 2007

Articles

Vladimír Skrepl: Jako v zrcadle, Artmix, Česká televize, 18. 4. 2009, www.ceskatelevize.cz/ivysilani/209562229000004-artmix/

www.moravska-galerie.cz/cs/vystavni-akce/vladimir-skrepl-jako-v-zrcadle/

Photo

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