fbpx
Loading page...
House of Art
10.00–18.00

Kalhous, Michal / Bez názvu

1998

fomaspeed variant photographic enlargement, 78,2 × 108 cm

purchased 2018 with the support of the Czech Ministry of Culture

This photograph again displays the strong conceptual dimension that characterizes Kalhous’s approach to photography. The objects of interest in this composition are a pot and bowl – one metal and one plastic – mediating immediate, unarranged contact with the world of everyday reality. Two contexts thus merge freely – the reality of cooking and living areas. By capturing this compositional detail, Kalhous takes the human and personal story of the lived space and embodies it as an object. Again one dimension of the work is a commentary on an everyday situation, and again at the core of the work there is a disarming banality, though in this case the composition is not deliberately arranged. The depiction of two kitchen vessels lying on the floor – which strictly speaking is unhygienic and inappropriate – creates an image schema that effectively communicates a humorous absurdity.

KALHOUS MICHAL

(*1967, Valašské Meziříčí) Photographer. After studying mathematics and physics at the Science Faculty of Palacký University in Olomouc (1985─1990), he then studied for an art degree (also in Olomouc) from 1990 to 1995, but did not complete his studies. In 2001─2006 he worked as a curator for the Šternberk Gallery. Since 2006 he has been an assistant professor and studio head at the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, University of Ostrava (Department of Intermedia Studies). He has exhibited (both individually and as part of group exhibitions) since 1995. Kalhous is a member of a highly talented generation of Czech photographers who experiment with the medium and probe its boundaries. His genre pieces and landscapes are particularly remarkable, capturing imprints of everyday reality which is either recorded authentically, as it occurs, or in a decontextualized form. In his early work he focused on highly intense themes of death and other extreme situations, and in his later career he became fascinated with the power of the everyday, which eventually morphed into his current interest in his own family environment.
fomaspeed variant photographic enlargement; 108 × 78,8 cm; purchased 2018 with the support of the Czech Ministry of Culture
2002

Kalhous, Michal / Untitled

Untitled / fomaspeed variant photographic enlargement; 108 × 152 cm; purchased 2018 with the support of the Czech Ministry of Culture
2006

Kalhous, Michal / Untitled

from the series I Don’t Paint, fomaspeed variant photographic enlargement, 65 × 102,5 cm; purchased 2018 with the support of the Czech Ministry of Culture
2004

Kalhous, Michal / Untitled

Axentowicz, Theodor / Girl in a fur

Axentowicz, Theodor / Girl in a fur

undated
Bartoš, Břetislav / Wallachian Madonna

Bartoš, Břetislav / Wallachian Madonna

1921
Baruch, Josef / Memory of Christmas

Baruch, Josef / Memory of Christmas

undated
Bednář, Daniel / Field

Bednář, Daniel / Field

2011
© 2017 Galerie výtvarného umění v Ostravě
Designed by burgrova.tumblr.com     Developed by Ollero