Ondřej Petrlík


The DATE OF THE EXHIBITION: 21. 6. 2020 - UNDETERMINED

The OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION: 20. 6. 2020 - 18:00

CONCEPT OF THE EXHIBITION: ONDŘEJ PETRLÍK

Ondřej Petrlík (born 1989, Šternberk, Czech Republic) lives and works in Prague and Pardubice, Czech Republic. He graduated at the studio led by Vladimír Skrepl and Jiří Kovanda (The Academy of Fine Arts, Prague). Regarding his international studies, it is important to mention the internship with Hans Peter Adamski (Hochschule für bildende Künste, Dresden, Germany). 

In Petrlík‘s large scale canvases and also in his ceramic work we can find rich inspiration in the living nature. Simultaneously, his paintings tell stories of his lavish inner world filled with life experiences and fantasy bordering with surrealist abstraction. At the first sight, his work gives playful, almost childishly naïve impression for their pure look. However, once we step in it takes us to hidden dimensions full of lost symbols and memories. Gradually, a whole spectrum of hints and keys to understanding his lyrical expression emerge. In these terms it is possible to articulate the sensitive poetry describing the depth of the artist’s expression. Later, his work bestows a whole new insight into the landscape of multiple layers out of which, as if from a fog, emerges a world comprising of the wealth of traditions and culture as a touch of the Czech heritage of the past hundreds of years. The work of Ondřej Petrlík is very well received on the Czech (Praha, Brno, Litomyšl) as well as the international scene (Leipzig, Germany; Basel, Switzerland).