August 01, 2011 - October 31, 2011
Sponsored by Galerie Vernon, Czech Republic, and Trust for Mutual Understanding, New York
Robert Salanda views the medium of painting as an open platform to be freely analysed, its structure examined in detail, and its boundaries crossed in diverse directions. The basic thesis of his expressive experimentation is based upon the consistent freeing of the image from layers of sedimentation and the weight of individual communication – at the same time in constant reference to the otherness and mutability of forms and perceptions. Emphasis is laid on the uniqueness of visual elements, creating an integrity or disintegrity of the pictorial surface, which then reciprocally revises conventional perception, calling into question the fixed schemata of human perception.
Robert Salanda (born 1976, Olomouc, Czech Republic) currently lives and works in Prague. He studied at Facultad de Bellas Artes Cuenca in 2000, and he graduated in 2002 from the Academy of Fine Arts Prague. His work has been exhibited at The Golden Ring House City Gallery, Prague; the Gallery GHMP Municipal Library, Prague; Bohemian National Hall, New York; MPI-CBG institute, Drezden; Gallery Haus am Waldse, Berlin; Gallery Rudolfinum, Prague; WhiteBOX Gallery, Munich; and the Prague Biennale 4. His work is part of the collection of contemporary art of Richard Adam, Wennieck Gallery, Czech Republic.