Current Exhibition

Vladimir Houdek. Resonanz

Opening: May 05, 2017
Exhibition: May 06, 2017 - September 24, 2017

In his paintings, collages, and films Vladimír Houdek (*1982 in Nové Město na Moravě, Czech Republic) utilizes a principle of overlapping forms. Geometric figures seem to be suspended in midair, their chiaroscuro, gloss, and shadows are reminiscent of highly polished metal or computer graphics. It is their contrariness that draws the viewer towards these images. What appears to be a spatial dimension is actually a two-dimensional canvas, the seemingly plastic objects are the result of a complex composition and sophisticated painting technique.

Houdek's compositions are determined by geometric formal principles. They connect contemporary aesthetics, our everyday visual experience, with historic forerunners such as constructivism and Dada. Each of Houdeks's shows is preceded by the artist's examination of the exhibiton rooms on site after which he produces new works for those specific spaces. Also for his solo exhibition in Erlangen new works of art will be created, featuring his distinctive characteristics.

The exhibition is a cooperation with the Overbeck Gesellschaft Lübeck, the Mönchehaus Museum Goslar, and the Tichy Ocean Foundation, Prague.

 

Image: Vladimír Houdek, "Untitled", Gouache and acrylic on canvas, each 60 x 50 cm, Installation view Kunstpalais, Erlangen, © Vladimír Houdek, Courtesy Polansky Gallery, Prague, photo by Kilian Reil

 

left: "Untitled", 2014, Oil and Acrylic on canvas, 132 x 92 cm; right: "Untitled", 2014-15 Oil, acrylic and paper on canvas, each 32 x 24 cm, Installation view Kunstpalais, Erlangen, © Vladimír Houdek, Courtesy Polansky Gallery, Prague

Left: "Untitled", 2014, Oil and Acrylic on canvas, 132 x 92 cm; right: "Untitled", 2014-15 Oil, Acrylic and paper on canvas, each 32 x 24 cm, Installation view Kunstpalais, Erlangen, © Vladimír Houdek, Courtesy Polansky Gallery, Prague, Photo by Kilian Reil

"Untitled", 2016, gouache on paper, je 180 x 140 cm, Installation view Kunstpalais, Erlangen, © Vladimír Houdek, Courtesy Polansky Gallery, Prague, Photo by Kilian Reil

"Untitled", 2016, Gouache on paper, each 180 x 140 cm, Installation view Kunstpalais, Erlangen, © Vladimír Houdek, Courtesy Polansky Gallery, Prague, Photo by Kilian Reil

f.l.t.r.: "Untitled", 2017, Gouache and acrylic on canvas, 100 x 30 cm; "Untitled", 2017, Oil and acrylic on canvas, 160 x 180 cm; "Untitled", 2016, Oil and acrylic on canvas, each 120 x 100 cm; "Untitled", 2017, Oil and acrylic on canvas, 180 x 150 cm; "Untitled", 2017, Gouache and acrylic on canvas, each 60 x 50 cm; "Untitled", 2016, Oil and acrylic on canvas, each 120 x 100 cm, Installation view Kunstpalais, Erlangen, © Vladimír Houdek, Courtesy Polansky Gallery, Prague, Photo by Kilian Reil

f.l.t.r.: "Untitled", 2017, Gouache and acrylic on canvas, 100 x 30 cm; "Untitled", 2017, Oil and acrylic on canvas, 160 x 180 cm; "Untitled", 2016, Oil and acrylic on canvas, each 120 x 100 cm; "Untitled", 2017, Oil and acrylic on canvas, 180 x 150 cm; "Untitled", 2017, Gouache and acrylic on canvas, each 60 x 50 cm; "Untitled", 2016, Oil and acrylic on canvas, each 120 x 100 cm, Installation view Kunstpalais, Erlangen, © Vladimír Houdek, Courtesy Polansky Gallery, Prague, Photo by Kilian Reil

drawings, sketches and photographs, Installation view Kunstpalais, Erlangen, © Vladimír Houdek, Courtesy Polansky Gallery, Prague, Photo by Kilian Reil

Drawings, sketches and photographs, Installation view Kunstpalais, Erlangen, © Vladimír Houdek, Courtesy Polansky Gallery, Prague, Photo by Kilian Reil