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.
Two twisted stainless blocks rise to the sky. Object are based on the primary geometric shape, which is further deformed by force. The blocks are rotated around a vertical axis, creating a dynamic sheet metal drapery. Important moment is when I stop the rotation proces. This completes the object and no longer modifies its shape.