Spiritual Paintings

Art blog by painter and beekeeper Jan Karpíšek about buddhism, zazen, painting, permaculture gardening etc.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

From the Bottom Up and Invitation to Stuck in the Middle of November

The latest painting which I created and exhibited (in the Gallery Minikino in Ostrava) is a watercolor on paper titled From the Bottom Up (Zdola nahoru) and it's a view from the underground point in a direction up, to the light, by and through many tiny roots of plants and the earthworms with similar body structure. It's a brush drawing inspired by an idea which came to me during gardening. From the Bottom Up, watercolor on paper, 49x70 cm, 2007 When I try to remember about the initial inspiration one vision is always coming on my mind: the skeletons from my painting The Mass Loan in Progress (about temporality of our physical bodies loan) lying below a tree, viewed from the top of the tree. From another pocket: I'd like to invite those of you who live or visit Prague in the middle of November to the opening of interesting selection of contemporary Czech painting which will take place in a prestigious Topic's Salon (Topičův salon) on the National Avenue (Národní třída 9), a jump from the National Theatre building which stands on the Vltava riverside. Since 1895 there were organized many important exhibitions and in May 2007 the second most expensive Czech painting ever was auctioned off there (The Abstract Composition by František Kupka for 13,4 million crowns). The show in November is titled Stuck in the Middle of November and its core consists of Prague Stuckists, Czech section of british artistic movement - Stuckism and it's curated by Robert Janás PhD. and sponsored by the Dolmen Gallery. I'm not in the Stuckists art group but I'm glad to be selected to exhibit with them, some of them are my good friends. A representational catalogue was printed on the occasion of this exhibition. The second huge auction of modern Czech art by Gallery Dolmen will take place in the Topic's salon on the November 25th but you can see the hundreds of auction lots already now. Come and join the party. :)

Galerie Dolmen: Uvízli v listopadu /Stuck in the middle of November/ Filip Kudrnáč Jaroslav Valečka Lukáš Orlita Jan Spěváček Jana Prekopová Barbora Lungová Kateřina Pažoutová Jan Karpíšek Jiří Hauschka Robert Janás ve středu 14. listopadu 2007 v 18.00 hodin Topičův salón, Národní 9, Praha 1 úvodní slovo: Robert Janás, PhD. výstava potrvá do 30.11.2007

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