Josef Bolf (1971)

The work of Josef Bolf, one of the key figures of contemporary Czech art, is characterised by a fragile combination of obsession, vulnerability, and sensuality. His paintings reflect his early experience with the stylisation of comics as well as his subsequent mastery of the technique of scratched-through Indian ink on a layer of wax. In his works, Bolf returns to the period of his childhood, which he persuasively confronts with harsh reality. Figures depicted against background of a dehumanised city and confronted by the feelings of loneliness, failure, and death, as well as the relationship between man and his environment in general, are the predominant subject-matters of his works.

Selected exhibitions:
A Premonition of Shadow, National Gallery in Prague, CZE, 2019–2020
Summer Art Salon, KODL Gallery, Prague, CZE, 2017
Forlorn Martyrs Pull A Mirror From The Abyss, Galerie Dukan, Leipzig, DE, 2014
Places to Forget, Arthobler Gallery, Zürich, CH, 2013
Josef Bolf, Arthobler Gallery, Porto, PT, 2011
The Wolf, Ana Cristea Gallery, New York, N. Y., US, 2010
Great Expectations, ZAK Gallery, Berlin, DE, 2008
Death Is Not the End?, Moravian Gallery in Brno, CEZ, 2006 


Painful Arm
2014
acrylic and ink on paper
70,5 × 100,5 cm

sold

End of the August
2014
Acrylic, ink and glue on paper
70,5 × 100,5 cm

sold

Red Girl
2014
acrylic and ink on paper
60,5 × 80,5 cm

sold

From the Forehead
2015
Acrylic, ink, glue on paper
60,5 × 80,5 cm

sold

Green Waistcoat
2014
Acrylic, ink, glue on paper
60,5 × 80,5 cm

sold

Side by Side
2017
oil on canvas
70 × 100 cm

sold

Connection
2017
oil on canvas
70 × 100 cm

sold

Through the Faces
2017
oil on canvas
70 × 100 cm

sold

Third Eye
2017
oil on canvas
70 × 100 cm

sold

Blind Star
2017
oil on canvas
70 × 100 cm

sold

Still Together
2017
oil on canvas
70 × 100 cm

sold

Colored Shirt
2017
water color and ink on canvas
70 × 100 cm

sold

Looking Through
2019
oil, wax, ink on canvas
70 × 90 cm

sold


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