Suška – Stones / Škoda – Objects 6. 4. 2022 – 27. 11. 2022
Curator: Magdalena Juříková
In the 2022 season, we again combine two artists who share many common themes based on interaction with space. As Michal Škoda creates works almost exclusively for the interior, Čestmír Suška gets a space in the gardens and in the orchard of Troja Château, composing some works specifically for the selected sites.
Michal Škoda works with maximally reduced shapes that expand via hybrid form in space and thus do not resemble classical/traditional stereometric formations. They look like objects derived from futuristic architecture, or boxes hiding some magical secret. In addition, he is extensively focused on drawing, a 2D expression of the spatial layouts observed in the objects. Alongside minimalist morphology, the use of black monochrome or the simple contrast of black and white is an important expressive component of his works.
Čestmír Suška often defines his work through material. Currently, he is standing firmly in a new phase, dealing with stone. His work with perforated cisterns is a thing of the past and the removing of a mass from a stone block represents a completely opposite sculptural procedure which not only requires craftsmanship and a flexible perception of the quality of the stone, but also that the original concept of the future work, the final product, must not be deviated from.