Sikora, Rudolf / Touching a grave II
digital print, kappa paper, 173 × 275 cm
purchased in 2020 with the support of the Czech Ministry of Culture
This serigraph, consisting of six irregular parts, was created in 1995. It originally featured only simple visual information, depicting the artist in various poses, his body positioned to express defiance or resignation. Later, Sikora added a ray-like geometric composition which emanates from the centre (two superimposed crosses) and extends outwards to the edge. The work addresses a topic that is one of Sikora’s core concerns – the relationship between people and nature. In it we can discern the ambivalence of this relationship: people (the instigators of ecological degradation) are themselves imprisoned in a trap formed by their natural environment, which may ultimately become their grave.