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.
Even heavy things fly, but only downward. This sculpture was thrown down from forty metres. Three times. Modeling was based on mathematical calculations and also evolved with every single fall. The amount of falls was not set, at first. From the basic geometric shapes I then chose the pyramid which can be deformed most easily.