Jan Dostál’s “handwriting“ had been informed by various materials he works with (clay, wood, glass and resin) until he came across steel in which he definitely found himself as an author. This material allows him to work from a small scale up to monumental dimensions. Dostál’s works are made up of small geometric elements (variables) from which he gradually creates his multi-element sculptures that are thematically based on the animal sphere, where the author gradually reduces reality to geometric shapes, or moves at a purely abstract level. The resulting works are not closed on the surface, the author leaves them deliberately open. The openness of the statues enables the viewer to see the interior of the statues.
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The sculpture is formulated from a primary round geometric shape, that’s why the name Rounded was chosen. A determining principle of the sculpture is the shape and actual dimension of a circle that appears not only in the resulting shape of the object, but also in its individual components. The sculpture is formed by joining individual parts (carved according to the radius identical to the radius of the resulting object) which form the resulting shape of a growing circle. The overall spatial composition of the work refers to principal mathematical shapes. The purely intuitive composition of individual parts, without using a model, is reflected in an unrestrained, growing and gradually forming whole and this is an unfinished circle. Interruption of a central curve – or perhaps its controlled incompleteness – adds dynamics to the overall impression of the shape of the sculpture.