Václav Stratil

Olomouc 1950

Draughtsman, painter, performer, musician, „enfent terrible“ of the Czech contemporary art scene. He joined the underground art scene in 1970s. In 1977 he co-founded the artistic underground commune „Hu-Haba“ in Olomouc. At the beginning of 1980s, he started to draw large ink compositions with dark geometrical order and cryptic spiritual embassy. Lately he combined and develloped very own postmodern „neo-geo/occult“ language in huge formates. Meditative process in which he „lost himself“ in huge compositions which he draw tireless in the course of many nights during his job as the night watcher, brought him interest across the country. At the end of 1980s he moved to Prague and there he continued to work with many chameleon artistic identities (photoselfportraits in public photoboxes). His artistic habitus occilates always between two extremes: meditative deep drawing perfection and eccentric narcicism full of subversive play between kitsch and beauty and politically non-correct mystifications. Since 1998 he has lead the „free“ atelier of intermedia at Faculty of Arts at Technical University in Brno.

Literature: Ladislav Daněk, Václav Stratil. Kresby 1955 – 2000. [exhibition catalogue], Olomouc Museum of Arts, Olomouc 2000.; Jiří Ptáček, Jiří Skála, Václav Stratil, et al., Václav Stratil. I´m history. Praha 2006.


Selfportrait I.
Inventory number: r0099
Size: 420 × 305 mm
Material: watercolour, paper
Period: post-war
Country of origin: Czechoslovakia
Year made: 1973
Status: available
Price: 399 eur

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Tauchskeptische Langeweile
Inventory number: r0100
Size: 292 × 414 mm
Material: ink, paper
Period: post-war
Country of origin: Czechoslovakia
Year made: around 1985
Status: available
Price: 599 eur

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Selfportrait II.
Inventory number: r0101
Size: 592 × 417 mm
Material: markers, paper
Period: post-war
Country of origin: Czechia
Year made: 2003
Status: unavailable


I´m sad Miloš
Inventory number: r0103
Size: 592 × 417 mm
Material: markers, paper
Period: post-war
Country of origin: Czechia
Year made: 2003
Status: unavailable

Jesus
Inventory number: r0102
Size: 592 × 417 mm
Material: markers, paper
Period: post-war
Country of origin: Czechia
Year made: 2003
Status: unavailable


I don't believe in heaven and hell, I believe in heaven
Inventory number: r0105
Size: 592 × 417 mm
Material: markers, paper
Period: post-war
Country of origin: Czechia
Year made: 2003
Status: unavailable


INRI
Inventory number: r0104
Size: 592 × 417 mm
Material: markers, paper
Period: post-war
Country of origin: Czechia
Year made: 2003
Status: unavailable


Friedrich Nietsze
Inventory number: r0106
Size: 592 × 417 mm
Material: markers, paper
Period: post-war
Country of origin: Czechia
Year made: 2003
Status: unavailable


Untitled
Inventory number: r0107
Size: 478 × 673 mm
Material: inks, markers, paper
Period: post-war
Country of origin: Czechia
Year made: 2003
Status: available
Price: 499 eur

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Street
Inventory number: r0108
Size: 417 × 592 mm
Material: crayons, markers, paper
Period: post-war
Country of origin: Czechia
Year made: 2003
Status: unavailable


Haf, Haf, Uf, Uf
Inventory number: r0109
Size: 417 × 592 mm
Material: crayons, markers, paper
Period: post-war
Country of origin: Czechia
Year made: 2003
Status: unavailable


I'm a pretty big spruce, I´m pretty big too
Inventory number: r0110
Size: 417 × 592 mm
Material: markers, paper
Period: post-war
Country of origin: Czechia
Year made: 2003
Status: unavailable


Fox
Inventory number: r0111
Size: 202 × 265 mm
Material: markers, paper
Period: post-war
Country of origin: Czechia
Year made: 2003
Status: unavailable


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