Moravian Gallery, Brno
Born 1952, Prague. Lives and works in Manchester, United Kingdom.
Solo exhibition, Moravian Gallery, Brno (forthcoming)
A pause, more or less long, annex14, Zurich
Rien à dire, PCP Galerie, Paris
New Paintings, Tommy Simoens, Antwerp
Olomouc Triennale 2021: Universum, curated by Gina Renotiére and Barbora Kundračíková, Olomouc
ANTS AND GRASSHOPPERS: reflections on the anxious object, curated by David Thorp, Flat Time House, London
Tempest, Tanya Leighton, Berlin
Faster Than Ever, IKON Gallery, Birmingham
Biennale Gherdëina VII: a breath? a name? – the ways of worldmaking, curated by Adam Budak, Ortisei, Val Gardena
Hippo Campus, curated by Blair Todd, Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange, Penzance, Cornwall
Il Ritmo dello Spazio, Museo della Grafica, Pisa
IMAGE (of) SILENCE, curated by Adam Budak, National Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
Kuna nese nanuk: The Art of Reading Art, 8smička, Humpolec, Czech Republic
The three-part work Honest Work (Red, Yellow and Blue), 2012, consists of three sheets on which the three words red, blue and yellow are printed in the respective primary colours. This work plays with self-referentiality, while simultaneously subtly subverting it. In the triptych he painted in primary colours in 1921, Rodchenko aspired to do no less than bring painting to an end. By contrast, Barnett Newman incorporated the new vitality of post-war painting by using this very triad for the painting series Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue,1966. The fact that he was, en passant, also citing Piet Mondrian’s notion of both a new painting and a new society give us some impression of how mobile and dense the cultural reference system of just three coloured words can be.