petr včelka: growth condition

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petr v Ä?elk a: g r o w t h c o n d i t i o n s

petr v Ä?elk a: g r o w t h c o n d i t i o n s

Pe tr VÄ?elk a (1983) graduated on Department of Printmaking and other media at Academ y of Fine Art in Bratislava, Slovakia in 2009. He is focusing on drawing, painting and illustration. His work stems from realism, abstraction, figuration as well as aesthe tics and narrative potential of comics as medium. He e xplores the tension be tween abstraction and figuration and the outcome of his work is specific personal fold (be tween) of them. He is an e xtraordinary drawer, whose drawings and especially ske tches looks very spontaneous, naturaly and are made with great ease. The te xture of his work is rough which is grounded in his focus of intuition of the moment and material which he is dealing with. He is trained as a classial printmaker so he is naturaly working with black and white. Most of his time he doesn‘t need an ything else as white paper and black ink. As very important supplement of his black and white body of work he is nowadays e xperimenting with painting in according to e xpand pot encial of color and the allure of te xture in his work . Nina Hanusova, ArtD.

In this series of m y dr awings, I question m y own e xperiences, the borders of dr awing as a form of media and the position of a creator in the socie t y. How much influence can an individual have in what is happening around him? In what form? Should a narr ator of personal stories, in the time of all these social crises, feel guilt y?Intuitive reaction to a surplus of information and visual percep tions from the outside, is m y income to consider ations of m y own individualit y. In the making of ar t, I consider the „concep t of unconcep tual“ as the only authentic possibilit y of self-e xpression. One of m y leitmotives in the serie of dr awings is a circle. Hidden, some times slightly more outgoing symbol – an imprint of one of m y specific child memories. The other symbol is a latent presence of somehow uncertain flor al motives and structures. Do the y e vok e e xtinction or an incep tion? Is it a reflection of the outside world? What does the individual mean to a socie t y nowadays?

Pe tr Včelk a

drawing no.2, pencil on paper, 45,3 x 32 cm, 2016

„Otherwise then before“, pencil drawing and graphite on paper, 94 x 103 cm, 2018

„apollon and marsyas“, acrylic on canvas, 105 x 110 cm, 2016

„en“, pencil drawing on paper, 61,5 x 85,8 cm, 2018

„Occurence“, pencil drawing on crumpled paper, 150x120 cm, 2018


solo exhibitions: 2019 Petr Vcelk a: growth conditions, Suteren gallery, Brno, CZ 2011; Petr Vcelk a: komiks, The Gallery of Fine Arts (GVU), Hodonin, CZ; 2009 Petr Vcelk a, Marina Paulovicova, Martin Sevcovic, Embassy of the USA, Bratislava, SK; group exhibitions: 2018 Dusan K allay and his students 1990 - 2018, Rosenfeld castle, Zilina, SK; Youthful Gathering XIV. triennial, The Gallery of Fine Arts (GVU), Hodonin, CZ; 2017 Winter selection 6, Flat gallery, Bratislava, SK Memento Tiziani, The Museum of Moravian Slovakia, Uherske Hradiste, CZ; 2016 Trienniial of Book Art Martin 2016, Turiec Gallery, Martin, SK; Memento Tiziani, Archbishop chateau, Kromeriz, CZ; 2011 Grafik a, Museum of Trencin, Trencin, SK; 2010 Slovak art juniors Tirana - Bratislava, Art Galeri Kledio, Tirana, AL; 2009 Generation Zero, Czech centre, Paris, FR; 2008 Generation Zero, AAAD Gallery, Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, CZ; 2007 Disconnected. Connected!, Czech centre, Prague, CZ; International Conference of Design and 3D CUMULUS�, Academy of Fine Arts, Bratislava, SK; Exhibition of the graphic symposium LINO 2007, Gallery in Klatovy, CZ; K.O.MIX, Gallery for Youth, Nitra, SK; Aspiration exhibition, Schubert Haus, Trier, DE

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