František Skála

František Skála

František Skála (*1956) graduated from the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague at the Studio of Film and TV Graphics. His diverse work in various media ranges from painting, sculpture and performance to authorial design. Visually and aesthetically rooted in nature, his art touches upon the human world. His artworks tell stories, are interconnected in various ways and together they create a complex, organic and monumental whole. He uses found objects and natural products, attributing them with new functions and contexts. He also employs irony and fictitious narratives, having the viewers doubt the limits of artistic play. In his project for Biennale di Venezia 1993, he walked from Prague to Venice, following in the footsteps of Czech poet Karel Hynek Mácha, and exhibited his illustrated diary from the journey. His creative activities also overlap with the fields of music and theater. He is a holder of the Arte Giovane di Europa Award from Bolzano, Italy and the Czech Ministry of Culture Award for his contribution to the field of visual arts. He exhibited his work at galleries across the world and held solo exhibitions at Rudolfinum Gallery and Waldstein Riding School in the Czech Republic. He also creates artistic installations in public space.

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