Jiří Straka (1967)

Jiří Straka is an important contemporary Czech artist with a significantly close connection to China, which became his second home and the culture of which has influenced his entire work. As a substrate, he almost exclusively uses rice paper, which corresponds to minimalist, but vigorous and spontaneous form. The traditional methods and techniques of Chinese ink painting are originally intertwined in his artwork with elements of the Western artistic tradition. The legacy of classical realistic painting, which for hundreds of years has dealt with the issue of space and perspective, is mixed with Asian culture, emphasising simplicity and everyday life, peace, and a very fragile transience of life.

Selected exhibitions:
Storm above Studenec, Trutnov City Gallery, Trutnov, CZE, 2020
Chinese Sandwich, KODL Gallery, Prague, CZE, 2020
Flowers in the Sea of Evil, New Gallery, Prague, CZE, 2017
Building Sites of Ink, Václav Špála Gallery, Prague, CZE, 2015
The Frontline – Chinese from Czech, Times Art Museum, Beijing, CHN, 2012  


Sleeping Woman
2019
ink, acrylic on paper
121 × 205 cm

sold

Grasses
2019
ink on paper
92 × 85 cm

sold

Burning Log
2017
chinese ink on rice paper
88 × 70 cm

sold

Sleeping Worker
2019
ink, acrylic on paper
121 × 200 cm

sold

Mary Magdalene
2020
ink, acrylic on paper
140 × 103 cm

sold

Untitled
2019
ink, acrylic on paper
233 × 121 cm

sold

Dead Wasp
2019
ink on paper
123 × 121 cm

sold

Thistle
2019
ink on paper
100 × 80 cm

sold

Thistles
2020
ink on paper
90 × 110 cm

sold

Cable
2019
ink on paper
124 × 118 cm

sold

Cables
2018
ink on paper
119 × 80 cm

sold

Umbel
2016
ink on paper
91 × 74 cm

sold

Feather
2016
ink, acrylic on paper
107 × 183 cm

sold

Heart
2006
ink, acrylic on paper
193 × 168 cm

sold

Untitled
2020
ink, acrylic on paper
185 × 103 cm

sold


Cup with High Leg
2019
cobalt painting under glaze
h. 7 cm

sold

Cup with High Leg
2018
cobalt painting under glaze
h. 7 cm

sold

General Storehouse
2018
cobalt painting under glaze
h. 55 cm

sold

Vase
2019
cobalt painting under glaze
h. 37 cm

sold

Vase
2019
cobalt painting under glaze
h. 48 cm

sold

Vase
2018
cobalt painting under glaze
h. 37 cm

sold

General Storehouse
2018
cobalt painting under glaze
h. 59 cm

sold

General Storehouse
2018
cobalt painting under glaze
h. 71,5 cm

sold

Vase
2018/19
cobalt painting under glaze
h. 32 cm

sold

Plate
2019
cobalt painting under glaze
29 cm

sold

Plate
2019
cobalt painting under glaze
28 cm

sold

Burning Paper
2019
mixed media (acrylic, ink) on rice paper
125 × 90 cm

sold

Hoarfrost
2018
ink on paper
170 × 62 cm

sold



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