Josef Žáček: Anticorps

Painter Josef Žáček (*1951), who is the quintessential introverted type of artist, has ironically enough focused most of his metaphoric creative output on social and political subjects. Avoiding explicitly activist approaches, he is rather concerned with generalized and metaphoric ways of conveying his message. He only sporadically shows his work in public, usually spending several years at a time concentrating on a cycle built around a single theme, working with equal measures of rationality and passion. In his current pursuit he formulates his own critical response to the situation brought on by the European migrant crisis, to both covert and blatant manipulative practices of the media, and to mental, economic and administrative limitations of EU policies.

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