Ape-man looking up into the sky symbolizes the springing up of ancient civilization; today, high civilization brings advanced material culture, yet the nature we live on is being damaged unceasingly. The perplexed eyesight and innocent face of ape-man reveals the desire to correct all of these faults and to step towards a brighter future. The title originates from my sense of social reality. I express my upset towards the deviated part in the ocean of civilization we live in with this series of works and appeal for more attention to beautiful things.
Vratislavice nad Nisou
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. Czech 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!
Joseph Beuys, the legendary late German artist and theorist, once wrapped a real grand piano in felt and painted a red cross on it. Antonín Kašpar created a total of 14 steel pianos, from whose top boards the crosses rise askew to the sky. The crosses might be receiving or transmitting signals from or to the cosmos; or maybe both at the same time. When the author later visited a gallery in Frankfurt where he saw the original Beuys’ work, he decided to name his own work the Tribute to JB.
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 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, possibly as part of the Sculpture Line festival.