Karel Štědrý (1985)

The paintings of the contemporary Czech painter and graphic artist Karel Štědrý are at first glance very recognisable by their bold colours and distinctive brushwork, which was formed when he worked with Josef Achrer, David Hanvald, Martin Krajc, and Ondřej Maleček in the group Obr.; an artistic group which, at the time of the adoration of conceptualism, did not betray the medium of painting and, on the contrary, began to engage it in a broader historical context as well as internationally. The gradual development of his artistic expression led Karel Štědrý from figurative painting through popular scenes of breakdance to geometric abstract expression, which remains significant of him presently. However, his expression never lacked plasticity, which seems to let the individual geometric forms emerge from his paintings. He uses children’s modelling clay to intensify the feeling of plasticity. Before he starts working on a painting, he creates an object from modelling clay, transfers it to a graphics programme, and uses the result as a sketch and sometimes a basis for his paintings.

Awards:
Winner of the Arskontakt award - confrontation of young authors, CZE, 2010

Selected exhibitions:
TETRIS, Via Art Gallery, Prague, CZE, 2020
STAART, art fair, Saatchi, London, GBR, 2018
Xuehuake, Yunding Salon, Hangzhou, CHN, 2017


Acid House Vol. 2 II
2022
acrylic and pastel on canvas
120 x 80 cm


sold at 87th Auction of KODL Gallery

Construction č. 5
2018
acrylic and pastel on canvas
153 × 92 cm

ARTIST'S RECORD SALE

sold at 85th Auction of KODL Gallery

What's left of the avant-garde (Acid House series)
2021
acrylic and pastel on canvas
120 x 80 cm

sold

They Met near Kolín
2021
acrylic and pastel on canvas
120 x 80 cm

sold


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