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Cimala Michal / Peschanek

2006

steel, perspex, polyethylene, 220 × 95 × 160 cm

purchased 2020 with the support of the Czech Ministry of Culture

Among Cimala’s most typical and numerous artistic projects are his objects straddling the boundary between sculpture and musical instruments. Each of these instruments (mostly with strings) is fully functional, yet each is also an original design producing its own unique sound.

CIMALA MICHAL

(1975, Havířov) Painter, sculptor, designer, jeweller. He lives and works in Prague. Cimala studied jewellery-making at Prague’s Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design (1994–2000). Since 2006 he has taught at the sculpture workshop of the Academy of Fine Arts. He co-founded the Trafačka and Trafo galleries. He has exhibited in group events since 2000, and his first solo exhibition was in 2003. Cimala’s works can be found in several institutional collections both in the Czech Republic and abroad, including the National Technical Museum in Prague and the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg. He is an intermedia artist who specializes in experimentation with materials and recycling. He uses industrial waste items, such as components from children’s prams that were rejected at the design stage, or printing waste from the advertising industry. His two-dimensional works combine painting, printing, templates, spray-paint, drawing and other techniques. In his sculptural works he explores the theme of identity, concealing the physiognomy of heads under masks of various forms and made from various materials. Throughout his oeuvre, he seeks psychological insights. Typical features of his works include added superstructures; his sculptural busts, heads and figures are attacked by artificial materials and atypical shapes or entire objects. The colour schemes of these surreal compositions are based on strong contrasts. Cimala is deeply inspired by music, as reflected in his atypical objects straddling the boundary between sculptures and functioning musical instruments. His themes oscillate between admiration for and criticism of technology, which he views as an unavoidable phenomenon that civilization is forced to confront. Humour and a certain degree of exaggeration also represent fundamental aspects of his work.
acrylic, spray paint, canvas, 129,5 × 190 cm, purchased in 2020 with the support of the Czech Ministry of Culture
2008

Cimala, Michal / Paranoid city / Cameras

Axentowicz, Theodor / Girl in a fur

Axentowicz, Theodor / Girl in a fur

undated
Balabán, Daniel / Concrete (Below a Slag-Heap)

Balabán, Daniel / Concrete (Below a Slag-Heap)

1983
Balabán, Daniel / Old Eroticism

Balabán, Daniel / Old Eroticism

1996
Bartoš, Břetislav / Wallachian Madonna

Bartoš, Břetislav / Wallachian Madonna

1921
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