13 Feb 2017
Graphic Studio I - Dalibor Smutny School 12 October 2017 - 26 November 2017

Antonín Sondej / Portrait

12 October 2017 – 26 November 2017
Museum of Modern Art / Café 87

The Biedermaier is one of the historical styles, standing above the abyss of revolutions and revolutions of Romanticism. It is associated with a sinister paradox of calmness, moderation and tiny work in hiding home and the so-called “idyll of graveyard,” related to deliberate escape from the outside world. In fact, perhaps, it is nothing more than an attempt to overcome the endless stream of knowledge of modern science about the universe, the nature and the human world, the infinite number of new philosophical theories – and create a synthesizing picture of normal, normal existence. Homework has, like Biedermaier itself, an unwanted breat of amateurism, a harvested scuff, which, rather than subject to shared rules, represents the fruit of almost compulsive need. However, Antonín Sondej is an example of an author who overcomes both pitfalls – not only the stunning sensitivity and ability (self) of reflection, but, above all, the appeal of what is shared. His work based on painting (collages, graphics and paintings) is exceptional in craftsmanship, aesthetic quality and focused targeting. Selected portraits also indicate a natural direction – from visual opulence and generality to more and more careful observation of specific people, friends and family members. It is precisely in her circle that the author, who through his vision (I appeal to the right to see!), Is finally found in his own world – and he reflects ours at the same time.

Barbora Kundračíková