Jan Stolín

Jan Stolín (*1966) graduated from the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague and received the title of associate professor at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava. His work revolves around space and its interpretation and is characterized by minimalist expression in the medium of sculpture. Working in exteriors, he often uses industrial ready-mades such as silver air conditioning ducts and ventilators. Stolín’s artworks typically feature sound interaction, air flow and visual light effects. By incorporating computer programming in his work, he establishes the dichotomy between the automatic and the chaotic which becomes the basis for his artistic strategy. In 1997, he founded and managed the Liberec-based gallery Die Aktualität des Schönen and has worked as artistic director of Cube x Cube Gallery in Liberec since 2013. He received the Honorable Mention of the Grand Prix of the Society of Czech Architects in 2001. Jan Stolín works as a lecturer at the Faculty of Arts and Architecture at the Technical University of Liberec and often collaborates with his brother, architect Petr Stolín.