Preclík, Vladimír / Gymnast
wood, paint, iron, 47 × 44 × 14 cm
This wooden sculpture is a typical example of Preclík’s approach to stylized human figures. His works of this type incorporate natural and hand-processed material – in this case wood – and feature grotesquely stylized figures rendered with great expressive economy. Another characteristic feature that can be seen in this work is the addition of paint to the surfaces. This sculpture can be viewed as a reference to Preclík’s own small-scale works from the 1960s.