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Lumir Hladik

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Birthplace
Prague, Czech Republic

Birth year
1952

Lives in
Toronto

Works in
Toronto

Website

Schools
College and High art school of Vaclav Hollar, 1977

Representing galleries
galerie SVIT, Prague

Tags
modern, conceptual, performance, installation, mixed-media, sculpture, unparralleled, cross-species, bio-events, symbiotic

mummification of destruction?

Lumir was born in former Czechoslovakia. In the 1970's he discovered the minimal and conceptual art movement and became a member of an underground conceptual artists' Group, joining Jiri Kovanda, Petr Stembera, Karel Miler and Jan Mlcoch, and participated in the group's activities, events and exhibitions. In 1981 Lumir immigrated to Canada, where he dedicated the next three decades to design, theatre and fine art. During the last two decades, Lumír Hladík has waded into an unusual stream of influences: paleontology, museology, anatomy and most important of all, the Canadian wilderness. His latest art series, termed "Symbiotic baroque" is a collaborative work, involving non-human living organisms in the creative process: wild black bears, martens, crows and insects. His main inspiration? His main inspiration is, however “the irrationality of the human mind.” Lumír states that “we”, “rational” humans, claimed to have moved beyond our animal core. But often, what we call rational is our justification of outright irrational behaviour with a rational argument.”

Recent Exhibits

Lumir Hladik participated in these exhibits:

Mar, 2014 INTREPID
Lonsdale Gallery
 
Feb, 2014 DRAWING 2014, 15th Annual Juried Drawing Exhibition
John B. Aird Gallery
 
Jan, 2014 INTREPID
Lonsdale Gallery
 
Feb, 2013 drawing 2013
John B. Aird Gallery
 
Oct, 2012 symbiotic baroque
Museum of New
 
Click here to see all exhibits for Lumir Hladik

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