Jiří Straka: Construction Sites/Feathers

The traditional form of Chinese ink painting in the exhibition of Jiří Straka at Václav Špála Gallery receives current subject matter isolated from construction sites of urbanizing China. Pipes, sandbags, wire, but also dead frog or earthworms emerge from the chaos of the construction sites by the will of the painter and hover in the luxury of space. Also at his request the catalogue contains an independent ink painting series Feathers sewn in the book in a smaller, more intimate format on different paper. The shapes framing each of the names recap the duplicity of the catalogue. 

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