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13.6. — 30.9.2018
Sculpture Line
Plzen 2018

The next SCULPTURE LINE festival will again introduce you to sculptures and art objects of leading home and international artists in the "open air" gallery. Sculpture Line will cross the border of the metropolis and will lead to about ten cities throughout the country this year. From 13th June to 30th September, Czech and Moravian streets, squares and other public spaces will decorate dozens of fine art works of famous and young artists from both, czech and from abroad.

The purpose of the exhibition is to enhance and enrich the public space, to offer a new look to cities and to the works of art, both for the inhabitants and for the visitors.

We invite you to the streets. Join the Line, enjoy the Line!

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DEPO2015

Presslova 14/14, Plzeň 3

Angels of the Seas

Michal Trpák *1982
steel

Manta rays – noble majestic underwater creatures whose movement paradoxically resembles the flight
of birds. Elegant dancers moving in the depths of indomitable oceans. Graceful curves intersecting one
of the truly last wildernesses of the world. The world with which we are so interconnected and yet it is
so remote and so unknown. And perhaps because of all these contrasts, fascinated by the robustness and fragility at the same time, I decided to expose this creature in a completely different environment, different perspective, in a completely different context. When walking beneath the angel wings, you can dream, unleash your imagination and get carried away to the ocean bottom or somewhere further away..

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Kopeckého sady

Kopeckého sady, Plzeň

Horse

Michal Gabriel *1960
bronze

The bronze Horse in the Pilsen park is in its very first place in the public space. It travelled to the park straight from a foundry. It is the third horse from the sculpture called Rider. I finished the whole sculpture in fibreglass castings a few years ago. It consists of three horse statues and one horse with a rider. In order to be able to exhibit the sculpture even in the exterior, I gradually began to cast the statues in bronze. During that time I have exhibited the statues separately. I hope to see it once exhibited as a whole, for example in one of the Czech towns within the Sculpture Line. However, I am not in a hurry and I also rejoice in individual horses.

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Nám. Republiky

Nám. Republiky

Head of the Horse

Jakub Flejšar *1980
steel

A horse is the most common animal to be displayed in the classic sculpture. On the memorials of the famous military leaders he is put on the same level. This is not only because of his importance in the fight, but also because of his shape, beauty, statue, movement and energy. Put all of this into a still sculpture was  for me a great challenge, which brought me closer to my predecessors (Josef Václav Myslbek, Bohumil Kafka and others).

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Mlýnská strouha

Mlýnská strouha, Plzeň

Bath

Michal Gabriel *1960
epoxide

From the moment I saw the ancient ceramic bathtubs in Crete that served for bathing but also as a funeral sarcophagi, I started to thing about a figure lying in the bathtub. The sculpture of the woman lying in the bathtub was made in 2014. I immediately developed it into another scuplture „Bath in the dark“. The bathtub is full of illusive black water in which a woman figure is bathing. The sculpture makes sense on the water surface. A bathtub floats above the water like a boat flying though the air with the naked lying woman.

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Křižíkovy sady

Křižíkovy sady

Meteorit

Petr Zubek *1967
combined technique

My intention was to create an amorphous, organic object resembling a natural fragment that would, with its multifaceted, rugged surface correspond with the rugged facade of the Neo-Gothic Town Hall, before which it was placed. By installing various plastic materials and their intuitive shaping and layering, I tried to achieve the baroque richness of the morphology of the object, which would have to irritate the passers-by and attract them to closer observation, searching, finding and losing in these shapes and forms and opening possibilities to various associations , as we encounter in nature.

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Pilsen Urquell Brewery

U Prazdroje 64/7, Plzeň

Niemand

Viktor Frešo *1974
epoxy

A statuette of a small man with a disproportionate figure and arrogant angry expression on his face. The figure is divided roughly into three-thirds, each of them representing one part of the body - head, torso and legs. Exactly this oversimplified division creates the seeming anatomical mismatch and his huge head at first glance looks ridiculously. This is a brief characteristics of the statue of "Angry boy", which has become very popular among art collectors, art historians, as well as the non-professional public.

It is difficult to describe the whole mix of emotions raised by this statue. The already mentioned arrogance, negativism, inferiority complex, meanness and malicious unhealthy self-importance.

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InterCora, Rondel

Lochotínská 1108/18, Plzeň 1

Second hand

Alexandra Koláčková *1964
high-fired clay

Chairs for the city is a series of bright ceramic sofas and chairs installed in busy city streets for permanent or temporary periods of time. Stop for a moment at a random location in the street, sit down, touch the shiny smooth shapes, feel and enjoy the colours. Nestle down for a while and look around you or close your eyes and listen to the sounds of the street. Allow yourself to be present in
the moment.

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Lochotín

Lochotín, Plzeň

Levitating Figue

Jakub Flejšar *1980
iron

My constant thinking about myself, about human being, about the individual and his position in the systém of humanity, his apparent importance, which is in fact insignificant and meaningless, led me to display human beings, individuals and their roles in the world. Actually, we are only empty, motionless cases standing (sitting) at the same place convinc ed of our uniqueness. All my sculptures, also this one, are often an abstract representation of the human emptiness unreasonably living in this world.

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