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Lumir Hladik

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Prague, Czech Republic

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College and High art school of Vaclav Hollar, 1977

Representing galleries
galerie SVIT, Prague

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

mummification of destruction?

Lumir is a Czech-born, Canadian artist. In the 1970's he was active in the minimal and conceptual art movement and contributed significantly to the evolution of East European conceptual art. In 1981, Lumir immigrated to Canada and his art entered a new phase. His deeply rooted admiration of medieval and baroque art and conceptualism blended with his love of the Canadian wilderness. He developed  new, unprecedented art styles - FERAL BAROQUE and TRIBAL GOTHIC. His feral, "symbiotic" baroque is a collaborative work, involving non-human living organisms in the creative process such as wild black bears, martens, crows and insects. His TRIBAL GOTHIC art consists of mixed media work and installations that includes vintage ready-mades, entropical drawings and intervention objects ans images. His main inspiration - current widespread habit of human rational justification of outright human irrational behaviour. ”Lumir claims that "our disrespect of death is killing life".

Recent Exhibits

Lumir Hladik participated in these exhibits:

Feb, 2015 Oh brother
GASK Museum
Jan, 2015 Telepresence
GAVU Museum, Cheb, Czech republic
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
Click here to see all exhibits for Lumir Hladik

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