Lot 42 - Jan Valik - Fragments of a Day in Forest
Lot 42 - Jan Valik - Fragments of a Day in Forest
Lot 42 - Jan Valik - Fragments of a Day in Forest

Lot 42 - Jan Valik - Fragments of a Day in Forest

Collage - Watercolour and Ink on Paper

2022

A6 (15x10cm) Original Artwork

Signed on Verso

ARTIST INFO

 

About 

 

Paintings of Jan Valik are tangentially connected to the idea of landscape as a psychological space where relationship between human perception and the landscape consists of complex ties but also of fine nuances. His work balances on the edge of perception where abstract and figurative becomes fluid, evoked within a spatial and pictorial ambiguity interlocked with a tension of simultaneous presence and absence to disrupt conventional binaries of perception. Painting, as a constructed space, allows Valik to synthesise ideas to explore these notions of non-verbal immersion to impossible territories and fictive spaces. 

 

Education 

 

2020 – 2022 Turps Banana Studio Programme, London, UK 
2007 – 2012 MFA Degree, Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, Czechia 

 

Select Exhibitions/Awards 

 

Solo exhibitions (selected) 
2022 Breakthrough, L.L. Contemporary, Toronto, CA 
2022 Shifting Places, Husk Gallery, Brussels, BE 
2021 Landscapes, Amart Gallery, Vienna, AT 
2020 Verge, Husk Gallery, Brussels, BE 
 
Selected group exhibitions 
2022 RWS Open, Bankside Gallery, London, UK 
2022 Abstract on Paper II, Amart Gallery, Vienna, AT 
2022 Contemporary British Painting Prize 2021, Unit 1 Gallery, London, UK 
2022 Selects pt.1, Hoxton 253 x London Paint Club, London, UK 
2021 Contemporary British Painting Prize 2021, Huddersfield Art Gallery, Huddersfield, UK 
2021 Mediated Landscapes, FiveSparks Arts Centre, Harvard, US 
2021 Panta Rhei, Husk Gallery, Brussels, Belgium 
2021 Of Other Places: Gardens of Dreams, Art Exchange Gallery, Colchester, UK 
2021 Fresh Perspectives, London Paint Club, online, London, UK 
2020 In Arcadia, Husk Gallery, Brussels, Belgium 
 
Awards 
2021 Shortlisted, Contemporary British Painting Prize 2021 
2016 3rd Prize, Painting 2016, VUB Foundation, Slovakia 

 

Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork   

 

These works on paper are actually and cut-out fragments of various recent watercolours and ink works. This was a great opportunity to create small yet dense new works, tiny in scale, yet ambitious in their visuality. Abstract fragments give rise to new almost spatial constellations on the verge of depth and colour. In all of those I was intrigued by keeping the associative qualities very much in play. 

 
 

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