After several thematic detours, Jan Vytiska works again with folklore motifs in recent paintings, which are directly inspired by folk tales and fables from the book Čertovina from Valašsko. However, this is not a return to a tried-and-true theme, but a new understanding and expansion of its meaning. Vytisk's postmodern mix does not stand still and does not get lost in dead ends - his artistic language has already exceeded the borders of the region and attracted attention abroad, most notably perhaps at the traveling exhibition Neue Schwarze Romantic (2017), where his paintings appear alongside the works of well-known artists, such as Martin Eder, Anders Grønlien, the Quay brothers and others. The print's images are therefore also comprehensible in a wider international context. They show a caricatured hallucination of the chaos of the present, combining grand artistic gestures with the banality of pop culture, high with low, beauty with ugliness, death with life.

We thank the exhibition partners: Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, Art District 7, BU2R Budweiser Urban Projects, State Culture Fund of the Czech Republic, Tiskárna Helbich, Papyrus Bohemia, iGuzzini, Radio 1, Phatbeatz,, Artmapa


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