Guided tour with author Jaroslav Koléšek.
Only in Czech.
Entrance with valid ticket.
Advance booking HERE
The exhibition Jaroslav Koléšek / TECHNOINTIM presents a selection of mainly recent works by the sculptor Jaroslav Koléšek (*1974). Koléšek was one of the driving forces behind the establishment of the sculpture department at Ostrava University’s Faculty of Fine Arts and Music. He began working at the faculty in 2008, and from 2011 to the present day he has been the head of the department he helped to create. In 2003 Koléšek received the Václav Chad Award. He is known for several works installed in public spaces – including Heart of an Aviator, above the village of Šanov near Slavičín. His work is characterized by a strong focus on craftsmanship, though it also incorporates a powerfully expressive message spanning the boundary between technology and human intimacy. At first view, Koléšek’s sculptures resemble machines, technical assemblies or military equipment, but on closer inspection they become softer and more intimate, a shift accomplished via changing materials or colours and formal metamorphoses.