Jiří Strachota

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

For me the creation of the 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 , Unknown Face , Stories in Us , etc. In the series Anthropocene and Land of People - Land without People, I deal with the desire of man to conquer our planet, a desire that borders on its destruction and our self-destruction. I also started working on the cycle Covid19 - syndrome, which deals with the current pandemic situation. However, I deal not only with the recording of this new situation, but I also express my concern about the targeted manipulation of people and also concern about the loss of our own freedom.

Some pictures contain nudity

Curriculum

International art simposium

hotel Kormorán, Šamorín – Čilistov, Slovakia

2020

International art simposium

hotel Lipa, Stará Turá, SR

2019

Member of Slovak Union of Visual Arts

Bratislava

2016

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

Palffy Palace, Zámocká St., Bratislava, Slovakia

2019

Arthouse Arteska Detva, Slovakia

2019

The Chapel of Gothic Manor Kotešová, Slovakia

2019

Gallery Trafacka Nitra, Slovakia

in collaboration with Andrea Koncova
2018

Gallery of the National Bank of Slovakia, Bratislava

2017

F7 Gallery, Bratislava - Old Town

2016

RTVS Gallery, Bratislava

in collaboration with František Hauskrecht
2015

Group exhibitions

Galeria 33, Ostrów Wielkopolski, Polsko

Alternatywy 33 – IX. International Art Review
2020

Galéria Umelka Bratislava

8. 8TH BIENNIAL OF CREATIVE VISUAL ARTS
2020

Osten Gallery, Skopje, North Macedonia

Osten Biennial of Drawing Skopje 2020
2020

RTVS Gallery Bratislava

Theatrum Mundi
2020

Umelka Gallery Bratislava

XXVIII. Art Salon of SVVU
2019

Jozef Kollár Gallery, Bergerricht Banská Štiavnica

Greeting City of Culture
2019

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

RTVS Gallery, 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