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Jan Valik

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Degree: MFA
University: Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, Czech Republic
Graduation Year: 2012

Artist Statement

My works emerge from a space among ‘absorbed’ landscape, recollections, sense and memory. They are fluidly connected to both abstract and figurative as I discover these ‘uncertain’ but exact landscapes in the painting process. I am deeply interested in brushwork as both inner and outer motion and painting as a space where polarities coexist and became a subjective experience along awaking other associations for viewers. It leads me to painting as a principle and a method of thinking in an effort for the metamorphosis of a trace into a vision.


Solo Exhibitions 

2018 Twofold rocks, Chisou Gallery, Komono, Japan
2018 Uncertain territories, Art/books/coffee Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia 

2017 Kago, Flatgallery, Bratislava, Slovakia 

2017 Plethora and a Quiet World, NICHE Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 

2016 Drawings, Hole to the world Art Cafe, Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia 

2016 Fragile garden, NOV Art Space, Pardubice, Czech Republic 

2015 Scent of outside, Atelier Sin, Telc, Czech Republic 

2015 Situation, Galerie Pavilon, Prague, Czech Republic 

2015 disJOINTED, Maumau Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey 

2014 Light has no colour, Stolen Gallery, Nitra, Slovakia 

2014 Invisible body, Pan-European University, Bratislava, Slovakia 

2014 Inbetween Branching, Cit Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia 

2013 Et In Arcadia Ego, Cecilia!, Installation, Slovak Filharmony, Bratislava, Slovakia 

2012 Walkwell John, CC Centrum Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia 

2011 Tempted / To linger, AVU Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

Group Exhibitions 

2017 Winter Selection, Flatgallery, Bratislava, Slovakia 

2017 Tao Hua Tan, Gallery of Xuancheng Library, Xuancheng, China 

2017 Valdis Bušs, Vilaka Municipal Gallery, Vilaka, Latvia 

2017 Kazuo Kobayashi and Floating Fellows, Motoazabu Gallery, Saku, Japan 

2017 Slovak art from CIdA, French Institute, Bratislava, Slovakia 

2017 L’art Slovaquie, Slovak

2017 Institute and Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France

2016  “2016”, DOT. Contemporary Art Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia 

2016 Winter selection 5, Flatgallery, Bratislava, Slovakia 

2016 Painting 2016, Nedbalka Gallery, Finalists exhibition, Bratislava, Slovakia 

2016 Open Studio, BankART Studio NYK AiR, Yokohama, Japan 

2016 Subtilities, DOT. Contemporary Art Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia 

2015 KRUH/CIRCLE, Festival of site-specific art, Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic 

2015 Painting of the year, finalists exhibition, Nedbalka Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia 

2015 Spital Art Festival, Jaromer, Czech Republic Na hranici – Grenznah, Galerie Skolska, Prague, Czech Republic 

2015 Pop-up, Kargart, Istanbul, Turkey 

2014 Cuckoo Festival, Site-specific art festival, Ostrava, Czech Republic 

2014 Young Art Show, House of Arts, Piestany, Slovakia 

2014 Spring studies, performative event in an orchard, Prague, Czech Republic 

2014 Arte Laguna Prize (Viktor Fuček and Ján Valík project), Arsenale, Venice, Italy 

2014 Drawing Box, Associazione Culturale Luci e Ombre, Bologna, Italy 

2014 Drawing Box, Sining Makiling Gallery in Laguna, Philippines 

2013 Grenznah, Art symposium in Bavarian forests, Tummelplatz, Germany 

2013 Hotbed, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin, Germany 

2013 Drawing Box, Ranelagh arts centre, Dublin, Ireland 

2013 Open studio, Cité internationale des arts, Paris, France 

2013 Drawing Box: Mail Art Project, Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast, Northern Ireland 

2013 Beyond That Place, (Petr Gruber, Jan Poupe, Jan Valik), Gallery AVU, Prague, Czech Republic 

2013 Anonymous Drawings, Galerie Nord/Kunstverein Tiergarten, Berlin, Germany 

2013 Anonymous Drawings, Galerie Delikatessenhaus Leipzig, Germany 

2013 Anonymous Drawings, TAC Eindhoven, The Netherlands 

2013 Drawing Box: Mail Art Project, Sir J. J. School of Arts Gallery, Mumbai, India 

2012 RIACE exhibition, Raghurajpur, Orissa, India 

2012 White shores, Site specific art festival, Bíle Břehy, Czech Republic Diplomanti AVU, 

2012 National Gallery in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic 

2012 Art Safari 23, Studio BUBEC, Prague, Czech Republic 

2012 First salon of painting, DOX Centre for contemporary art, Prague, Czech Republic 

2011 EXIT Award 

2011, Galerie Emila Filly, Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic 

2011 Space-sitting, AXA in ACTION, Contemporary performative art, Prague, Czech Republic 

2011 Chapel, Interdisciplinary art festival, Libechov, Czech Republic 

2011 Best of College Photography 
2011, Finalists exhibition, Santa Barbara, USA

Original works:

Half-forgotten Past (Tempest) ...

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After/Before and with (P1)

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As If Breathing Timelessly

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Calm Times

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Approaching Closer (Dream of f...

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After/Before and With (LP1)

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Today, Will Visit

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How Deep, How Deep?

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Northern Lake Path

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Tempest flight

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Roaming Above Landscape

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Air Is Water and Smoke Are Mou...

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Wild Shores

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Sky Brook

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Luminous (Flight into night)

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Caldera (diptych)

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Passing Mist

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Everything in Sight Goes Forev...

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Growing Cave (Cave light-scape...

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Watching Cave Growing

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Stop the Storm

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Sold Artworks:

Wherever the Quiet Place

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Glimpse of islands I.

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