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Petr Pastrňák / Vítr vlní tichý les (The Wind Undulates the Silent Forest) -
Petr Pastrňák / Vítr vlní tichý les (The Wind Undulates the Silent Forest) -
Petr Pastrňák / Vítr vlní tichý les (The Wind Undulates the Silent Forest) -
Petr Pastrňák / Vítr vlní tichý les (The Wind Undulates the Silent Forest) -
Petr Pastrňák / Vítr vlní tichý les (The Wind Undulates the Silent Forest) -
Petr Pastrňák / Vítr vlní tichý les (The Wind Undulates the Silent Forest) -

Petr Pastrňák / Vítr vlní tichý les (The Wind Undulates the Silent Forest)

This publication accompanied the exhibition of the same name held in 2014. The exhibition curator Martin Dostál is the author of the introductory text, which offers a brief summary of Pastrňák’s oeuvre. Originally trained as a metalworker, Pastrňák did not begin his studies until the age of 28. His professional career involved stints as a locksmith, a scenery-painter and a restorer. In 1990 he began his studies at the Prague Academy of Fine Arts, including periods at the studios run by Milan Knížák, Michael Bielický and Jiří David. The publication offers a compilation of colour reproductions encompassing all phases of Pastrňák’s career – from his abstract work of the 1990s to his fascination with portraiture and eventually to landscapes and his cycle depicting burning forests. Based partly in Prague and partly in the southern Indian city of Tiruvanamalai, Pastrňák views painting as a concentrated form of contemplation and meditation.

Publication in Czech and English.
Published to accompany the exhibition Vítr vlní tichý les (The Wind Undulates the Silent Forest), held at the Gallery of Fine Arts in Ostrava from 6 May to 29 June 2014, curated by Martin Dostál
Book concept: Martin Dostál, Lenka Jasanská, Petr Pastrňák
Text: Martin Dostál
Proofreading: Eva Hrubá
Translation: Stephan von Pohl
Graphic design: Lenka Jasanská
Pre-print preparation: l.l.jasansky@gmail.com
Photographs: Petr Pastrňák, Martin Polák, Jaroslav Brabec, Petr Lysáček, Petr Pastrňák’s personal archive, KANT publishing house archive
Print: AF BKK
Published by the Gallery of Fine Arts in Ostrava in collaboration with KANT publishers, Prague, in 2014 with the financial support of the MIURA Hotel in Čeladná and Prinz Prager Gallery.
183 pp., 380 reproductions, sewn binding

ISBN 978-80-87405-23-9 (GVUO)

ISBN 978-80-7437-130-1 (Kant) 


Product code: K0242
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