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The association ‘The Image Of Time’ welcomes all of you to see art installation of Alexander Peroutka: UNITY/JEDNOTA.
Alexander Peroutka (1975) is a Czech visual artist, sculptor, art curator and art critic. He studied at FUUD of UJEP university in Usti nad Labem. He was a guest a student at SUNY Cortland (USA). Then he attended Monumental Studio at AVU in Prague (prof. Aleš Veselý). He was also an exchange and a guest student at Royal University College of Fine Arts in Stockholm (Kungl. Konsthögskolan). There he attended Monumental Studio of prof. Apolonija Šušterčič. In 2011 he successfully defended his doctorand theses (Information and Identity; Critical Art, its limits and possibilities) at FAVU of VUT in Brno.
The work of Peroutka is highly influenced by his personal attitudes. His diploma work injected into his work easy access and movement throughout his specific focus. His interest is in general social instability and temporarity and direct interaction with these conditions. It expects to be part of these concrete social situations, these rapid social changes and economical mechanisms. It expects him to be an active participant in these specific social environments and their activities.
His work went through natural adjustments throughout the years. He started as a sculptor, he experimented with kinetic objects and then he moved into more contemporary expression. There he uses more complicated technical elements or installations that have temporary character. But he is also applying some traditional sculptural forms. Dominant is his monumental approach that he has never left abandoned.
For the ‘Landscape’ thematic focus of Deska Gallery he is in line with above mentioned practices. Landscape in his approach is transformed into social structure, this immaterial subject is going to materialized with the use of everyday elements. In this concrete situation it is also going to have its subversive side.