SKREPL VLADIMÍR: JOY IS SEDUCTIVE
12-07-2010 8:00 | František Zachoval
The visual universe of the artist deals with the deepest longings of separated people. He is preoccupied with “changes of people, subconscious sexuality, faith, deformation, something between men and women, animals and landscape, decor and sense.” He glues cardboard, newspaper clippings, textiles onto the canvas, builds objects e.g. with buttons or masks, and on the heterogeneous material structure puts several layers of often contrasting palette. The structures and layers remain uncovered, and so emerges the energy-charged sphere, that is located between the panel and upper relief.
With his progressive and provocative works he breaks aesthetic standards. The viewer can trace procedural and gestural aspects of his paintings, which make Skrepl a singular artistic personality of our time.
Vladimír Skrepl was born in 1955 in Jihlava, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic). After studying art history he embarked on an autonomous artistic path. Since 1994 he is a professor of painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. Skrepl is one of the most important Czech artists since the eighties. He lives and works in Prague.
interview with Vladimír Skrepl
author: František Zachoval