Ján Mančuška

Ján Mančuška

Ján Mančuška (*1972 † 2011) studied at the Drawing Studio of Jitka Svobodová, Printmaking Studio of Vladimír Kokolia and Painting Studio of Vladimír Skrepl at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. He went on study stays at ISCP in New York, Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin and Neue Galerie Graz. He used ordinary everyday objects in his art to reflect on social reality. In his other works, he touched upon language and its meaning, entering the fields of architecture, design and lifestyle. Mančuška confronted the viewers with overlapping contexts while his texts invited them to reflect on the situation of the artworks in particular social situations, thus initiating further discussion. His art is unique for the necessity of our physical confrontation with his š space. Mančuška was a member of the Headless Horseman art group. He exhibited his work at renowned galleries, primarily in Berlin and New York, and was represented by New York’s Andrew Kreps Gallery, Berlin’s Meyer Rigger Gallery and Prague’s Huntkastner Gallery. He died prematurely in 2011.