"...In the latest paintings by Vojtěch Kovařík he treats the fighters as pagan deities, giving them all the dignity they deserve to be depicted with. Although captured in a dramatic moment, they somehow resemble classical sculptures. They have been stopped in the middle of a movement. Kovařík puts deep shadows on their voluminous bodies of unnatural incarnates. Set in rather abstract surroundings, represented by a mere symbol, all the attention is attracted to the idols. Regardless of their prominent musculature, they often give the impression of being melancholic, as if they were forced to fight, to attack, to perform. In Kovařík's earlier paintings, the characters were pictured as anonymous silhouettes, reminding a shadow puppetry performance of a myth. Instead of a sombre (whilst still violent) wrestler, dominating their sketchy environment, the human shapes co-create the environment by simply standing or moving, equal to every other element of the tableau..." - Kindheit (Viena), Die Schöne Gallery, 2018

Interview with FORMAT Team > here

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Vojtěch Kovařík
B. 1993 Valašské Meziříčí, Czech Republic

Curently represented by Wolfsen Gallery (DK) and The Chemistry Gallery (CZ)


education
2009 - 2013 / Secondary school of Applied Arts in Uherské Hradiště (CZ), Department of Ceramic Design
2013 - 2016 / Bachelor's degree at the Faculty of Arts of the Ostrava University in Ostrava (CZ), Drawing Studio
2016 / present Master's degree at the Faculty of Arts of the Ostrava University in Ostrava (CZ), Drawing Studio
2017 / study abroad in Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (PL), Department of Painting, Prof. Jaroslaw Modzelewski

solo exhibitions
2018 / Three Brothers (with Jan Vytiska & Jiří Kovařík), 3.Etáž, Rožnov pod Radhoštěm (CZ)
2018 / ARMAGEDON, Galerie OFF/FORMAT, Brno (CZ)
2017 / Cage, Ruina (49.5840365,17.26779750000003), Olomouc (CZ)
2017 / Persons, 123 Gallery, Praha (CZ)
2017 / Tutti Kurva Frutti, Kalerie s čupr uměním Saigon, Ostrava (CZ)
2016 / My first exhibition in Ostravian club "Relax" was after one week closed for nasty and inappropriately paitings

group exhibitions
2018 / Three Brothers, 3.Etáž, Rožnov pod Radhoštěm (CZ)
2018 / 4 + 4 Days In Motion, Desfourský palác, Praha (CZ)
2018 / Tales of Talent, Galerie Wolfsen, Aalborg (DK)
2018 / Dancing People Are Never Wrong, Chemistry Gallery, Praha (CZ)
2018 / While Supplies Last, Capitol Hill Art Walk, Seattle (USA)
2018 / München Konflikt: Between heaven and hell, Prostor, Prostějov (CZ)
2018 / Situation 71 / München Konflikt: REC, Galerie Pavilon, Praha (CZ)
2018 / Art´s Birthday, Matiční dům, Opava (CZ)
2017 / Temporary Storeroom - Drawing: Case Study 2, PLATO Ostrava, Ostrava (CZ)
2017 / Neighbors : 9,99%, Textile Factory, Frýdek Místek (CZ)
2017 / Final exhibition (SS17), ASP, Warszaw (PL)
2017 / Conspiracy, Gallery of Painting and Drawing, Praha (CZ)
2016 / Flame of the Enthusiasts, Villa P651, Praha (CZ)
2016 / Rooms 5, Containall, Praha (CZ)
2016 / Ostrava Art 2016, Galerie Kruh, Ostrava (CZ)
2016 / Media Art / CZ, DIG Gallery, Košice (SK)
2016 / FINALIST - Price of Rudolf Schlattauer, Galerie Sýpka, Valašské Meziříčí (CZ)
2016 / Artwalk 9,99%, Muzeum východních Čech, Hradec Králové (CZ)
2016 / Wurst, Galerie WURST, Hlučín (CZ)
2016 / 9,99%, Dům umění, Ostrava (CZ)
2016 / Unexpected trip to Havířov, Dům Kultury Radost, Havířov (CZ)
2015 / Movember, Cooltour, Ostrava (CZ)
2015 / Mslajl, Důl Hlubina, Ostrava (CZ)
2014 / Swing, Dům umění, Opava (CZ)
2014 / Figurama, Důl Michal, Ostrava (CZ)
2013 / Salon des Refusés, Cafe Portal, Uherské Hradiště (CZ)

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