3rd June–19th September 2023
Municipal Gallery Litomyšl, Knights’ House, Smetanovo nám. 110, Litomyšl
opening hours | Tue–Sun 10.00–12.00, 13:00–17:00
opening ceremony | 2nd June 2023 at 17:00
curators | Lenka Lindaurová, Martina Zuzaňáková
promoted by | Municipal Gallery Litomyšl
Last year, visitors to the Smetana’s Litomyšl music festival could chance upon an artist frantically capturing the surrounding events on paper at concerts and in the Monastery Gardens. That artist was Josef Duchan, an author who defies definition and brings some fresh air into contemporary Czech art.
The intuitive drawings of Josef Duchan are notable for their complicated linear structure which teeters on the edge between abstraction and depiction. The colourful lines cluster and overlap to create pulsating images that reveal the author’s innermost reaction to music. They enable the viewer to better understand the process of creating a work of art, in ways similar to the technique of pentimenti.
From the opening ceremony: