VÁCLAV RODEK / Metacodes
The opening is on Facebook and the gallery’s YouTube channel.
Using varied mechanisms of painting, Václav Rodek circles around the themes of perception, vision, doubt and the desire to grasp reality. He obstinately explores the relationship between the subject and the object, revealing that this relationship cannot be defined as a model with investigable parameters. Along with the artist, we find ourselves permanently flung into a varied terrain of layered visual elements and content. In Rodek’s paintings we encounter a certain ephemerality which demonstrates the relativity of the world.
For Rodek, painting is literally a form of philosophical work. He feels the need not only to study the themes he works with – mythology and philosophical paradigms – but also to encode them and re-interpret them in various ways. Whenever a viewer encounters one of Rodek’s works and is willing to understand it, this process requires a certain amount of intellectual effort. However, this does not necessarily mean that Rodek’s paintings do not function as autonomous visual signs that can be experienced without reading their titles.
The patrons of the exhibition is Lukáš Curylo, Deputy Governon of the Moravian-Silesian Region.