ARTIST PROFILE

Martin Lukáč

  • Slovakia (b. 1989 in Piešťany)
  • Currently in Prague, Czech Republic.
Untitled DN series

Untitled DN series

  • 2016
  • Oil on Canvas
  • 115 x 150 cm

  •  r5a8608
  •  r5a8606
  • M14 20  20copy
  • M09
  • M10
  • M06
  • M12 20  20copy
  • M13 20  20copy
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    "Against Nature" | 2016

Overview of the contemporary Czech art scene Pohled na současnou českou uměleckou scénu Opening October 4, 2016 Installation: from September 28, 2016 Exhibiting artists: David Fesl, Ondřej Filípek, Kateřina Holá, Martin Lukáč, Tatiana Nikulina, Ondřej Petrlík, Johanna Pošová, Anna Ročňová, Rudolf Skopec, Viktorie Valocká, Alžběta Bačíková, Lucie Rosenfeldová, Martina Smutná Curators: Edith Jeřábková and Chris Sharp Graphic design: Linda Dostálková, The Bestseller Creative Platform Against Nature is a survey of the emerging scene in the Czech Republic curated by Edith Jeřábková and Chris Sharp. After conducting several dozen studio visits with young artists, the one thing that struck them most was an emphasis on making, the hand made, and thinking through materials while working in more traditional media, such as painting, sculpture and photography. Additionally, the materials artists’ used tended to be if not natural, then materials that had a history. Of course the assumption here is that the emerging art scene is dominated an interest in the natural. But just what is natural? How is that defined? And in contrast to what? In a period in history when the very notion of nature and the so-called natural is so mediated as to be unrecoverable, the artist in this exhibition collectively participate in a very contemporary dilemma. Representative of the effervescent developments of the emerging scene in the Czech Republic, this timely gathering of artists also speaks a number of socio-political issues accompanying the production of contemporary art in general today. Chris Sharp, Edith Jeřábková