October 2018, International Design Festival / Art House Lapidarium / National Museum in Prague Special event
/ THU 25. 10. 18.00 LIVE LIFE_installation / by invitation only /
Curator & text Danica Kovářová (Dolce Vita) Photography Zuzana Veselá Artists - Matteo Cibic, Philipe Cramer, Ivan Pinkava, Rony Plesl, Jiří Šuhájek, Liběna Rochová, Roman Sedina . . .
A collection of pigmented wall RGB plates. Records, large dimensions, elegant form, abstract content and relationship to space can be both spiritual and highly sensual.
The RGB (red, green, blue) can be understood as determining primary color scale. The RGB principle is additive mixing of colors, and it directly departs from the way how colors are perceived by human eye. But this is not the only correct reading. Color in my collection of easel pigmented plates is not seen identically by all who look at them, and it is not only color that matters - but also the surface and the way it is lit, as well as other conditions of sensual perception.
“These pigmented, large-sized wall plates are record and outcome of a three-year-long reserch project into developing an original technique. It involves spraying ceramic materials with pigmented ceramic matter to create a surface finish. The approach combines traditional craftmanship with contemporary design, a complicated process involving repeated kiln-firing and experimenting with various templates. The plates are a throwback to the earliest caves where human beings first learned to express themselves, recording their existence fo future generations. The shapes are womblike, symbolising life and sexuality. The plates are inspired by the first cave paintings and a discrete red ”disc” made up of dots aplied one next to the other.”