Jan Hísek (*1965) graduated from the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague at the Studio of Book Culture and Lettering of Milan Hegar and Jan Solpera. During his studies, he created graphic prints, mostly employing the mezzotint technique which is ideal for focused detailed work with a generous range of colors and shapes enabling him to create impressive artworks with spiritual and meditative energy and a mysterious charge. Since 1998, he has intensively worked in painting, while his motifs experienced a certain shift. His paintings typically feature strange vegetation, ornamental and geometric patterns, religious subjects and landscapes, otherworldly creatures, the universe and eternity. The work of Jan Hísek is mystical and symbolical, reflecting the artist’s unusual inner world and developing outside the trends of contemporary art. He presented his work at solo exhibitions at Davidson Galleries in Seattle and the Czech Centre in London.
Z výstavy Cena Jindřicha Chalupeckého – Finále 1999, pohled do instalace Jana Híska – vlevo největší obraz Hvězda, 1991–1999, olej na plátně, 100 × 100 cm