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.
The object depicting the arrow was created by the principle of rotation of the blades. I have been working with this principle for about a year and a half and Strelcie is the first large-scale object made with this technology. Each slat can be inserted into the previous one and thus the whole sculpture is originally made of one sheet.