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Exhibition of paintings and drawings by Jaroslav J. Alt, painter, printmaker and teacher
Galerie v přízemí (Ground-floor Gallery)
Exhibiton curator: David Bartoň

Wandering through a picture
Working with a line and paint presents for a painter a journey of searching for a unique direction of wandering through a space of silent detachement. Journey though picture is set, wandering is searching. Just as a painter penetrates a fragment of time, presented by the painting, and by reconfiguring fragments of nature gradualy finds a way leading to the unseen, similarly the viewer enters the finished painting. He too searches for his own path through the painting, set beforehand by the painter, and in this search the viewer reconfigures fragments of the picture withing a particular set of mind, a particular experience. His idea of the picture, that he travels in, can at the end result into an entirely different image than the one presented by the painter.
The hierarchy of individual elements of the painting built by the painter changes in the head of the viewer. In the viewer's journey through the space of the picture the emphasis can suddenly fall on elements originaly considered by the painter as secondary or marginal. The viewer become a part of the painting, his own space. His wandering becomes his own path.
(Jaroslav J. Alt 2018)

Jaroslav J. Alt (*1950)
He uses painting, drawing and printamking.
He teaches at Faculty of Humanities, Charles University, Prague and Faculty of Restoration, University of Pardubice.
He lives and works in Trstěnice u Litomyšle and in Prague.
He has participated in over 80 group exhibitions and 34 one-man exhibitions in Czech Republic and abroad

His work is in collections:
Galerie výtvarného umění, Havlíčkův Brod
Městská galerie Litomyšl

Muzeum umění Olomouc
National Gallery, Prague

Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague
Ministry of Culture, Czech Republic, Prague

Art Unidentified, Collection, Nishinomiya, Japonsko

Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC), Barcelona, Španělsko
National Gallery of Art, Washington D. C., USA

Museum of Contemporary Art, Giza, Egypt

and in private collections in the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, France and USA.


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