Jiří Strachota

Born in 1961 in Zlín, Czech Republic, currently living and working in Bratislava, Slovakia.

A man for whom the creation of art became a life-long passion through self-realisation and intense work, filled with doubt, searching and joy.

I mainly focus on drawing (mixed media on paper) and painting (predominantly oil on canvas).

In today's visual world filled of saturated images with exaggerated ornamentation and enhanced reality, I chose the atypical way of colour-poor, even monochromatic vision and unrefined style.

In my works I often portray a human journey - a journey of secrets, self-discovery and lost intimacy in a series Lost Steps , Other Places , Intimate Space , Unknown Face , Stories in Us , etc. In the series ‘Earth of People - Earth without People’, I create a man’s decimated landscape – a human landscape without people. My works are based on permanent artistic realism which was recently represented by the ‘New Objectivity’ and ‘New Figuration’ movements. It is represented by outstanding contemporary artistic personalities such as Lucien Freud, Jenny Saville, Michael Borremans, etc. My art reflects the tactile need of contact with the work.

Some pictures contain nudity

Curriculum

AFAD in Bratislava

Two-year supplementary studies at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, in an art studio under the direction of Mgr.art Klaudia Kosziba, ArtD.

2010-2012

Summer Academy at AVU in Prague

Summer Academy of the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague under the direction of Doc.acad.mal Roman Franta

2009-2011

Evening Drawing at FaVU TU Brno

Evening Drawing at the Faculty of Visual Art at Brno University of Technology under the direction of Mgr and MgA Ján Lastomirský

2008-2009

Brno University of Technology

1981-1985

Solo exhibitions

Gallery Trafacka Nitra

in collaboration with Andrea Koncova
2018

Gallery of the National Bank of Slovakia, Bratislava

2017

Gallery F7, Bratislava - Old Town

2016

RTVS Bratislava Gallery

in collaboration with František Hauskrecht
2015

Group exhibitions

Umelka Gallery, Bratislava

7th Biennial of Creative Visual Arts
2018

Gallery of the Slovácké Museum, Uherské Hradiste, Czech Republic

'What he is saying ...'
2018

RTVS Gallery, Bratislava

Exhibition for the 100th Anniversary of Czechoslovakia
2018

Umelka Gallery, Bratislava

XXVII. Art Salon of SVVU
2018

Gallery RTVS, Bratislava

Silk Road - Chinese-Slovak Exhibition
2017

Umelka Gallery, Bratislava

XXVI. Art Salon of SVVU
2017

Kotesova Castle

Kotešovský en plein air
2016

F7 Gallery, Bratislava - Old Town

3rd Selected Exhibition (c) dv / Ateliér
2016

F7 Gallery, Bratislava - Old Town

Returns (c) dv / Ateliér
2014

Doudleby nad Orlici Castle

Doudlebský en plein air
2013

Codum & Global Gallery, Bratislava

We like art
2006

Portfolio