Jaroslav Róna (1957)

Jaroslav Róna belongs among the prominent personalities of the contemporary Czech art scene. Even during his studies, he participated in legendary exhibitions called Confrontations and was one of the founding members of the Tvrdohlaví artistic group. In the work of Jaroslav Róna, the two fundamental artistic disciplines for him, painting and sculpture, are connected into a perfect synthesis. His works often contain irony as well as a peculiar humour and a slightly cynical exaggeration. Via painting, Róna most often introduces us to his “inner landscapes”, which are characterised by a dark, ghostly atmosphere. The sculptural work is dominated by figural depictions, human and animal, often strongly stylised, abstracted in a way heading towards primitiveness. Among other things, Jaroslav Róna was a head of the Sculpture Studio at the Prague Academy in 2005–2012

Selected exhibitions:
Paintings and Obstinate Drawings, Czech Centre Berlin, Germany, 2008
Crossing Borders, Ebeltoft Glass Museum, Denmark, 2009
Paintings and Sculptures, Václav Špála Gallery, Prague, 2013
Jaroslav Róna 1997–2017, Prague City Gallery – Stone Bell House, Prague, 2017

 
Standing Devil
2009
bronze
h. 70 cm

ARTIST'S RECORD SALE - SCULPTURE

sold at 87th Auction of KODL Gallery

Composition with Blue Prisms
2020
oil on canvas
130 × 95 cm

ARTIST'S RECORD SALE - PAINTING

sold at 87th Auction of KODL Gallery

Red Throne
2018
oil on canvas
100 × 80 cm

sold

Glacier III
2017
oil on canvas
110 × 125 cm

sold

Lion (The Ranger)
2018
patinated bronze
50 × 80 × 36 cm

sold

Lioness
2018
patinated bronze
50 × 36 × 80 cm

sold

Lovers
1980
acrylic on jute
108,5 × 79 cm

sold

Trap in the Mountains
2000
oil on canvas
55 × 65 cm

sold

Elephant
1984
oil on canvas
145,5 × 110,5 cm

sold

A Second of Eternity
1988
oil on canvas
120 × 140 cm

sold

Golden Giraffe
2017
bronze gilded with 14k gold
h. 122 cm

sold

Two Sculptures on a Burgundy Background
2018
mixed media (tempera, ink, charcoal) on paper
42 × 29 cm

sold

Amphora – The Knight
1997
bronze
h. 108 cm

sold


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