A Czeck artist living in USA, partly trained in London. He carves and constructs a variety of media – stone, wood, Kinspan covered in plaster and painted:
His inspirations reads like a Plain English guide to Lucio Fontana:
Much of my work has to do with the mystery of space – of standing in front of a thing and trying to visualize what it would be like to enter it, go behind it; pass through it with our minds’ eye, as though it were a portal, and suddenly be able to enter a realm that isn’t limited by time or form.
He has studied geology, which clearly informs his work. I like the way some of his pieces have vestigial holes – depressions and concavities that lead in to the hole section. This is something I could adapt to my work. And the ply wood layers are lovely – maybe used layered clay to acheive a similar effect?
Dave suggested contrasting geometric form with the hole section, as both Kukla and Mari-Ruth Oda do:
It would certainly simplify things to base the basic form on the right angle. And it might be one of the forms I choose. In fact, it’s the perfect form to practice on. Maybe the contrast between organic and geometric form would be interesting. I’ve already considered Mike-like combining the two in one piece. Maybe try all 3 and evaluate the results (that’s assuming I figure out how to make them!)