Figure and Background

Paintings by Pavel Roučka and sculptures by Jakub Flejšar are on display for free at Bořislavka.

For the first time ever, the foyer of the Bořislavka Centre is coming to life with art. The modern architecture is accompanied by paintings and sculptures by two important contemporary Czech artists - painter Pavel Roučka and sculptor Jakub Flejšar. The exhibition, entitled "Figure and Background", is organised by the KKCG group at its headquarters and is open to the public. 

"We want Bořislavka Centrum to be a place that is vibrant and where people meet for reasons other than work or shopping. That is why we plan to organise cultural and social events in the public spaces of the Bořislavka Centrum. I am very pleased that we are launching this plan with an exhibition of great artists such as Pavel Roučka and Jakub Flejšar," says Petr Pujman, CEO of KKCG Real Estate Group, which built the Bořislavka Centrum complex.

Pavel Roučka, who will celebrate his 80th birthday this year, is a leading Czech painter, graphic designer and illustrator. "He has had more than a hundred exhibitions, which represents significant experience in installing paintings in a wide variety of spaces: from gallery and museum spaces to sacred, office or factory spaces," adds Maya Lukas, the exhibition's curator. "His works are directly made for the space." Organising an exhibition in a non-typical and non-ceremonial space was thus an interesting challenge for both artists.

The foyer where the exhibition is being held is itself a work of art. The illuminated and generous space is reminiscent of a modern art gallery. It is dominated by Zdeněk Sendler's epiphyte - a work in the middle of a water surface made up of 76 acacia poles, which are planted with four thousand green and flowering plants. The atmosphere here is enhanced by the ceiling lighting "Ledovec" by Maxim Velčovský made by the Czech glass company Lasvit.

"I consider it a great privilege to realise anything in such a space, especially when it is the first exhibition. It's world-class architecture, which is not much in Prague. This building has charm, for me it's more than a modern gallery. If visual art is to live, it must connect with people, and this is exactly the case," emphasises Roučka.

A total of 15 paintings by Roučka and four sculptures by sculptor Flejšar await visitors in this unique space. One is right in the middle of the "jungle" of the epiphyte, while a large sculpture called Seated Red Figure has its place on the outdoor terrace.

The two artists are strongly intertwined - not only artistically, but also in a personal relationship. Jakub Flejšar grew up as Pavel Roučka's stepson. They have had several exhibitions together, they respect and inspire each other.

For Jakub Flejšar, the exhibition is also special because it is his home environment - he himself lives near the Bořislavka Centre in Prague 6. "As a resident of Prague 6, I remember the space on Evropská Street at a time when the buildings by Aulík Fišer architects were not yet standing - a shabby wall, a dingy bus stop, such a strange, depressing, meaningless space with no greenery and no taste. From the moment the shape of the buildings and the space around them became clear, I started to think of sculptures that would fit in. And as life has a way of doing, I could finally put my thinking about this exceptional space into practice," says Flejšar.

The exhibition, which opened on April 12, is free and open to the public until mid-June. Visitors can get here by elevator from the Bořislavka shopping centre or directly from Evropská Street (entrance to KKCG and Sazka). The space will be open to those interested in contemporary art on weekdays from 10 am to 6 pm and on weekends from 1 pm to 6 pm.

Pavel Roučka (79 years old)

He is a painter, draughtsman and lithographer. He has exhibited his artworks on three continents. In 1996 he directed a lithography course at the Academy of Arts in Maastricht, and from 1993 to 2004 he led drawing courses at the Summer Art Academy in Frauenau, Germany. His artistic contribution has been recognised by the French government with the Chevalier dan l´ordre des palmes academiques (Knight of the Order of Academic Palms).

His work is characterised by expressive figurative compositions and unusually impressive colour. His works are represented in important galleries in the Czech Republic and abroad.

Jakub Flejšar (41 years old)

He comes from an artistic family and is the grandson of the prominent Czech graphic artist Josef Flejšar. His mother is a well-known fashion designer, with whose second husband, painter Pavel Roučka, Jakub grew up.

Jakub Flejšar's work is characterised by figures, heads and other fragments of the human body, which gradually take on abstract forms in the artist's creative development. Jakub creates spatially dimensional works most often in wood and metal. Apart from art, his passion is also sport - he is a former successful Czech national snowboarder. He also worked as a coach for Eva Samkova, and he is still coaching juniors today.

About the Bořislavka Centre:

The Bořislavka Centrum building complex will be built in 2021 and is the largest project so far developed by KKCG Real Estate Group. The urban design was the result of an international architectural competition in which ten renowned Czech and international studios participated. The winning design was selected by the Prague architectural office Aulík Fišer Architekti and its main authors are architects Jan Aulík and Leoš Horák.

The four buildings, which resemble crystals, offer a total of 30,000 sqm of office space and 10,000 sqm of retail space. The centre has won several international awards, such as Best Mixed-use Architecture Europe and Best Office Development Europe in the International Property Awards 2019-2020. In the World's Best competition, it won the Best International Office Development category.


Contrast and Compromise: A Hai & Pavel Roučka

Exhibition evening introducing artworks by A Hai and Pavel Roučka took place November 27, 2018, at 6 pm at the Imperial Hall of the Lobkowicz Palace as part of an ongoing Chinese-Czech art project.

The exhibition entitled Contrast and Compromise was a part of the Chinese-Czech Art Project, showing for the first time together works by two painters: A Hai from Shanghai and Pavel Roučka from Prague. Both of them, experienced and well known artists in their own countries have their own way of artistic expression which is quite different from one another. Although the exhibition could look full of contrast and contradiction, it was a brave and fascinating begin of an artistic dialog, connecting two distant cultures.

The opening event took place November 27, 2018 at the Imperial Hall of the Lobkowicz Palace in Prague Castle. The organizers were Shanghai Bamboo Art Center and L’Étincelle Art Space from Shanghai together with Cum Arte.

The partners and sponsors of the project were New iPicture Media Co. Ltd, Shanghai Qian Mo Culture Communication Co. Ltd. and Shanghai Gubao Investment, Co. Ltd.


Elen MICHAJLOVOVÁ: In the Mirror • Collages

On display June - November 2017 on the 4th floor of the administrative section of PALLADIUM.

Festive exhibition opening took place on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 6 pm on the 4th floor of the office part of PALLADIUM, as part of the Meet the Artist Program.

○ Introduction speech: Ing. Petr Hejma, Boardmember of the Lucie Foundation
○ Music performance: YANNA
○ Presentation: Lucie Foundation

One of the collages will be auctioned in December. Auction proceeds will be donated to the Lucie Foundation. 

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Guided tour around the exhibition led by the artist herself took place June 19, 2017 at 5.30 pm

Second guided tour around the exhibition led by the artist herself will take place November 14, 2017 at 5:30 pm.

Prague's native Elen Michajlovová started her career creating expressive-realistic oil paintings but soon switched to collage which since then has become her exclusive domain. She prefers working with paper cuttings and copies of photographic materials, both artistic and promotional, putting them together into condense dynamic shapes, linear sequences or geometric patterns. Her unique compositional talent also reveals itself in sampling techniques combining motives from Pop-art, Hollywood glam, American Jazz Age, as well as the visual poetics of contemporary society oversaturated with gaudy advertising industry. Finding a genuine pleasure in hand-crafted precision, she creates her collages in the good old manual way without any digital postproduction and lets the paper material alone be her major inspiration. Elen Michajlovová's works have been shown in the most renowned galleries all over the Czech Republic and adorn private collections in New York, Miami, London or Düsseldorf. 


Jitka ANLAUFOVÁ: The Myth of Nature

Exhibition of paintings by the prominent Czech abstract painter Jitka Anlaufová on the 4th floor of the PALLADIUM Offices, as part of the Meet the Artist programme. November 2016 - February 2017.

Meet the Artists festive evening with participation of the artist herself took place on November 22, 2016 at 6 pm, introduced by the renowned Czech artist, curator and publicist Radan Wagner, and accompanied by Natálie Hošková's violoncello.  

This selling exhibition is accessible free of any charge every working day from 10am to 4pm, November 2016 to February 2017, after registering at the reception of the PALLADIUM Offices, nám. Republiky 1, Prague, access to the left from the main entrance to the shopping mall. Group guided tours and exhibition viewings possible by prior arrangement with Maya Lukas, mlukas (at) cumarte.cz.


Kateřina Štenclová: Paintings /2007-2015/

Exhibition of works by the renowned Czech abstract painter at Palladium Offices, 4th floor, nam. Republiky 1, Prague.

Please accept our cordial invitation to the exhibition of abstract paintings by the renowned Czech academic painter KATEŘINA ŠTENCLOVÁ, on display from April 18 until September 30, 2016 on the 4th floor of the administrative section of the Palladium site.

A guided tour around the exhibition will take place June 21, 2016, from 5.30 pm on, starting point at the reception of the Palladium Offices, accessible from nam. Republiky 1, left of the main shopping mall entrance.

This selling exhibition is open to wide public every working day form 9 am to 5 pm, accessible through the Palladium Offices lobby, nám. Republiky 1, Prague 1, after registering at the reception desk. If you would like to be guided around the exhibition privately please make prior arrangements with curator Maya Lukas.

We are looking forward to your visit! 


MEET THE ARTIST / Milan Chabera: City Moods

An exclusive meeting with one of the most prominent Czech artists Milan Chabera took place November 12, 2015 in Palladium...

... as part of the vernissage of the exhibition entitled City Moods and as another chapter from our Meet the Artist project, displaying most recent paintings and objects by the artist. 

Individual exhibition viewings possible until February 29, 2016, by prior arrangement with Maya Lukas. 

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Blanka Adensamová: Glass Artefacts

Selling presentation of glass artefacts by Blanka Adensamová at the La Corte premises, Petrská Street 2, Prague 1.

Individual viewings according to your personal wishes.

To view Blanka's official web click here.


Kočí, Franta, Bláha, Vlčkovi @ La Corte

Presentation of art works in the La Corte complex, Petrská 2, Prague 1.

Paintings by Richard Kočí, Roman Franta and Václav Bláha.

Glass sculptures by Eva Vlčková and Petr Vlček.

Individual viewings according to your personal wishes.

Looking forward to your visit!


MEET THE ARTIST: Ewa Nemoudry - Romantic Season

The exhibiton of paintings by Ewa Nemoudry was opened November 19, 2014, on 4th floor of Palladium Offices, Prague. The selling exhibition is accessible every working day, based on previous agreement.

A characteristic contents of Ewa Nemoudry pictures are figural compositions passing at points into genre scenes, whose poetry is achieved by a specific brushwork which often simplifies pictorial components down to a sign, reminiscent of children’s cut-out sheets arranged into a composition. 

(The Poetics of Ewa Nemoudry Paintings, Ivo Janoušek, Prague: 1995)



Aleš Lamr: Paintings

The exhibition takes place in the lobby of the Anděl Park Office Centrum, Radlická 14, Praha 5.

Aleš Lamr - Anděl Park



From 4th December on, the exhibition of young Czech artists has been taking place at the Praha City Center building.

From 4th December on, the exhibition of young Czech artists has been taking place at the Praha City
Center building under the name YCZA (Young Czech Artists). Twenty artists display their figurative
and abstract paintings, as well as sculptures and photographs. Many of them previously gained
recognition both locally and abroad.

The opening event was organized in cooperation with the Dvorak Sec Contemporary Gallery and
Domov Sue Ryder, and presented by Tara Semenov from the DSC Gallery. Tara Semenov participated
on the project as a curator. The opening event included an illustrious performance by the duo U4P.
Proceeds from the concluding auction of a painting by Zdeněk Spour were donated to Domov Sue

This selling exhibition lasts until April 30, 2014, and is open to the public every working day from 10
am to 5 pm on the first floor of the Praha City Center building, Klimentská 46.

Exhibition introduces works by

Alena Adamíková, Dominika Blaszczyk, Jana Bubelinyová, Natalie Chalcarzová, Petr Dub, Marek Číhal, Jonáš Csezaný, Dalibor David, Denisa Hřičiščová, Václav Kočí, Denisa Krausová, Oliver Marsden, Jaromír Novotný, David Pešat, Zdeněk Spour, Ira Svobodová, Martina Šedová, Evžen Šimera, Pavel Šmíd, Zdeněk Trs


Jitka Štenclová: VISIONS

Jitka Štenclová exhibits her paintings on the 4th floor of the Palladium Offices, náměstí Republiky, Praha 1.

Jitka Štenclová exhibits her paintings on the 4th floor of the Palladium Offices, náměstí Republiky,
Praha 1.

The exhibition opening took place on 26th November 2013 and featured Cyril Höschl, Jiří Anderle and
Richard Drury as honorary guests.


Radan Wagner: Situations and Processes

May 13, 2013 - September 30, 2013, Praha City Center.

A private view of the exhibition “Situations and Processes“ presenting artist Radan Wagner took place in the Prague City Center building on 13th May, 2013. This event was organized in close cooperation with the non-profit organization Centrum Narovinu which helps to put in place various children oriented charity programs in Africa. 

 Painter, publicist, art critic and art curator Radan Wagner (born 1958) exhibited a selection of his recently executed paintings. This versatile artist started his career as a painter in the 80s developing his abstract style which might be called „mild geometry“. Newly, his artwork has been exhibited at a number of solo (Ladislav Novák Gallery in Třebíč, 2012, or Prague´s Dolmen Galery, 2010) and joint exhibitions in the Czech Republic and abroad. Radan Wagner donated his painting “Angel" to Centrum Narovinu. The painting was auctioned off during the preview. The artwork ´s starting price increased in price more than a threefold. All the proceeds went to the Island of Hope Center on Rusinga Island in Kenya, one of the projects of Centrum Narovinu. The famous actor Otakar Brousek jr. and Simona Heřtusová, vice president of the foundation Narovinu, moderated the successful auction.



Zdena Šafka Řeháková: Paintings, Drawings

November 7, 2012 - January 31, 2013, Praha City Center.

The opening of individual exhibition by Zdena Šafka Řeháková called “Paths“ took place in the Prague City Center building on 7th November, 2012. This vernissage was organized in cooperation with the non-profit organization Fund for Children in Need which helps mistreated, neglected, abused, abandoned or otherwise socially threatened children. The exhibition represented a selection of the artworks by Zdenka Šafka Řeháková created in the latest years.

The most common theme of her artwork is the human character. Her paintings depict the artist’s search for a harmony of relationships between individuals and between human beigns and nature. The second most common theme is landscapes, depicting a poetic stop of the artist in a given space and time with its intense diversity of colours.

Mrs. Řeháková and her husband have three daughters and they also take care of three foster children. That is why the artist chose the charity organization Fund for Children in Need and donated her pastel “Viaduct in Christopher’s Valley” to them. The artwork was auctioned off during the vernissage for the benefit of the charity organization. The benefactor of the Fund for Children in Need Tomio Okamura and curator Mrs. Maya Lucas took charge of the auction. Dr. Marie Vodičková, the president of the organization, was also present during the auction and introduced the organization to the exhibition’s visitors.



Miluše Roubíčková: 50 Years of Glass Pop Art

May 22 – September 30, 2012, Praha City Center

May 22nd, 2012, a private viewing of the exhibition “50 years of Glass Pop Art” took place at the Praha City Center building, displaying glass objects by Miluše Roubíčková. This exhibition presented her glass works, which she has been creating since the 1950s. These works are of a high historical value.  Miluše Roubíčková was personally inspired by familiar objects of everyday life, such as flowers, bags, candies, ice cream, or cakes, giving them a new glass form and humorous concept, long before the very break-out of Pop Art as a movement.

Miluše Roubíčková is one of the most important Czech glass artists. She celebrated her 90th birthday in 2012. Already in 1957 she won the Silver Medal at the XI. Triennial in Milan. A year later, she was awarded a Grand Prix in Brussels and in 1957, establishing her international reputation. After a long period of time, this was her first solo exhibition without her husband and lifelong working partner René Roubíček. Praha City Center was proud about the sensation the exhibition brought into the Czech art scene.


Alena Beldová: Remembering Landscapes / Paintings, Watercolours, Drawings

November 24, 2011 – January 31, 2012, Praha City Center

A private view of the exhibition “Remembering Landscapes” showing paintings, aquarelles and drawings by Alena Beldová took place at the Praha City Center building on 24th November, 2011. This private view was organized in cooperation with the Domov Sue Ryder foundation. Domov Sue Ryder provides dignified and loving care to elderly frail people who are dependent on the assistance of the others due to an illness or old age. Šárka Augustinová, representative of Domov Sue Ryder, and Maya Lukas, art curator, were auctioning a painting donated by Alena Beldová (“Cat in the Garden”). All proceeds from this benefit auction were remitted to the Domov Sue Ryder non-profit organisation.

After the graduation at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague in 1985, Alena Beldová focused on textile design. She designed fabric and textile for several Czech and Austrian factories and workshops. At the same time, she dedicated herself to freestyle painting. In 1999 she visited Brittany, and the wild beauty of the Breton coast inspired her to paint landscapes. 


Jiří Mocek: Stillstand / Paintings, Drawings

May 12, 2011 – August 31, 2011, Praha City Center.

The opening of the exhibition of Jiří Mocek’s paintings and drawing named “Stillstand” was inaugurated by the poet Jaroslav Holoubek and the singer Radka Fišarová who also is the patroness of the Slunce Foundation. A beneficiary auction raising funds of the Slunce Foundation took place as part of the event.

The painter, draftsman, illustrator and graphic artist Jiří Mocek (b. 1945) studied at the High School of Applied Arts in Prague with J. Šácha in the years 1960 – 1964. After graduation he tried out several jobs in scenography. Since 1976 he has been a freelance artist. His works are featured in collections of the National Gallery in Prague, as well as in the Baukunst Gallery in Cologne. The outstanding feature of Mocek’s paintings is their imaginativeness approaching the visual poetics of Verism. 



Markéta Laštuvková: Secret Gardens / Paintings, Illustrations, Prints

November 23, 2010 – January 31, 2011, Praha City Center.

A private view of the exhibition “Secret Gardens” showing the paintings, illustrations and prints by Marketa Laštuvková took place at Praha City Center building on 23rd Novermber, 2010. Markéta Laštuvková, together with the writer Martina Komárková, presented her new book “Fairy Tales from the Forest of Kunratice”, where she illustrated the text by one of the oldest and most important Czech fairy tale writers Arnošt Vít. The lovely group of small fairy tale readers gave a short performance, referring to the organization Emily Club, which helps the integration of the children from children’s home with the children from functional families. The book was for sale, and one third of the price of each copy went to the Emily Club.

Markéta Laštuvková studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague in the years 1987 - 1996, Department for Graphic Art, with Prof. Čepelák and Prof. Kokolia. As a part of her studies she spent a 3-months scholarship at the Canberra School of Art in Australia. Since 1990s she has showed her works at many solo and group exhibitions. In 2009 she was awarded the Albatros Annual Prize for the best children’s book illustration. Currently, she devotes herself to painting and illustration.



Jiří Votruba: Global Portrait / Paintings

May 13 – August 31, 2010, Praha City Center.

A vernissage of the “Global Portrait” exhibition took place at the Praha City Center building on 13th May 2010, showing paintings by the artist Jiří Votruba. This vernissage was prepared in cooperation with the Medela Project of Asante Kenya Foundation. Jiří Votruba has donated two drawings, Converse and Lacoste, to be auctioned during the opening of the exhibition. All proceeds from this benefit auction went to the Medela Project which helps children in difficult life situations. Lejla Abbasová, the foundress of the Asante Kenya Foundation, moderated the whole event.

Jiří Votruba is a painter, illustrator and graphic designer. He is one of the best known artists of the Prague visual culture scene. His works were presented at almost 50 solo exhibitions all around the world: from the Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, and the United Kingdom to Japan, Sudan or Egypt. Votruba likes to travel and is always in search of paradise-lost areas. He likes to work in series, devoting himself to various subjects (e.g. swimming pools, shoes, etc.).  Recently he has been fascinated by the consumer society and its powerful delusions. 



Anna Chmelová: Dual Destinations / Objects, Paintings, Drawings

October 7 – December 31, 2009, Praha City Center.

A private view of the exhibition “Dual Destination“  took place at the Praha City Center building on 7th October 2009, showing paintings, objects and drawings by artist Anna Chmelová. The exhibition was opened by Mgr. Kateřina Telnarová, the National Gallery curator for education.

Anna Chmelová is the absolvent of the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, studio of Professor Adéla Matasová for conceptual and intermedial art. Since 1995 she has been exhibiting her works all over the Czech Republic, in Germany and in the Netherlands.




Ewa Nemoudry: Magical Spell of the Little World / Paintings, Prints

May 14 – August 31, 2009, Praha City Center.

A private view of the exhibition “Magical Spell of Little World” took place at the Praha City Center building on 13th May, 2009, showing paintings and prints by artist Ewa Nemoudry. This private view was prepared in cooperation with the project “Světluška” of the Czech Radio Foundation. Ewa Nemoudry has donated her painting “Little Girl and Glowing Matches” to be auctioned during the private view. All proceeds from this benefit auction (25.000 CZK) went to the Czech Radio Foundation “Světluška”, helping blind children.

Ewa Nemoudry is a painter, graphic artist, and fashion designer. She studied at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague with Prof. Josef Svoboda, one of the most world famous stage designers of his time. Ewa Nemoudry’s pictures – acrylics, watercolours, collages and lithographs - are figurative compositions. The poetry of her work is achieved by specific figures that look like children’s cut-outs. The artist’s rich fantasy combines scenes of everyday life with the world of dreams, thus creating her own magical world.

Since 80’s Ewa Nemoudry has been exhibiting her works in various Czech cities, in Barcelona, Vienna, Genève, Frankfurt, Krakow, and in Japan. Her paintings are featured in private collections all over the world.



Jaromír Másler: Adam and Eve Today / Paintings

November 13 – December 31, 2008, Praha City Center.

A private viewing of the exhibition of paintings by Jaromír Másler took place in the building Praha City Center on 12th November, 2008. The exhibition was opened by PhDr. Rea Michalová, the National Gallery in Prague curator.

Painter Jaromir Másler has been exhibiting on regular basis since 1988 in the Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, Italy, Poland, Rumania, and Lichtenstein. The colours in his painting symbolically cover melancholy, indifference and estrangement of man and women in today’s world full of technique. Even though his figures often appear with a mobile phone, they fail to communicate and do not succeed in finding the beauty of life in its nature.



Eva Vlčková & Petr Vlček: Gateway / Glass Object, Bronze Sculptures

June 18 – August 30, 2008, Praha City Center.

A private viewing of the exhibition of glass objects and bronze sculptures by Eva Vlčková and Petr Vlček took place in the building Praha City Center, June 17, 2008. The exhibition presented both a selection of the artists' previous works and their newest art pieces. The exhibition was opened by Mgr. Jaroslav Vanča.

Petr and Eva are both graduates of the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. Even though they are a married couple, their inspiration sources and works are very different. While Petr Vlček works with bronze, graphics and glass, Eva Vlčková works with glass only. The only other time they made a joint exhibition was in London's "Glass Gallery", where they became the best selling Czech artists in England at the time.



Richard Kočí: Gravity / Joint Paintings Exhibition

December 5, 2007 – January 31, 2008, Praha City Center.

On 4th December 2007 the private view of the exhibition by the painter and sculptor Richard Kočí took place in the Praha City Center Building. The exhibition was opened by original music performance by the vocal quartet Yellow Sisters.

Author’s words about the exhibition:  “The title, Gravitation, is meant as a metaphor for an invisible force that pulls us in one given direction towards the unknown. It steers you in the direction of your dreams, however vague the path may seem. Gravitation, in my case, also means return to painting. In mid eighties I interrupted my sculpture activities and started to paint. I painted for almost thirteen years and then took up sculpture again, almost exclusively.

The first paintings I did after coming back to paint, did not satisfy me, because they seemed as a mere projection of my three-dimensional work onto paper. I wanted to release myself from volume and shape. Two years ago I moved my studio out in the country. Perhaps it might have influenced me in some ways, because I now paint landscapes. In these paintings I intend to capture the raw beauty of nature, without losing its charm. I try to join the classical painting with the modern time I live in. I try to find the simple things with ties to something more. I strive to capture some of the mystery and meaning.

I think this show is interesting to a viewer, because it offers variety. It includes paintings and graphics from the last twenty years, though by no means does it pretend to be a retrospective. Just a selection of works from different periods of my life.”



Lenka Čermáková & Richard Čermák: Spectrum / Glass Objects

June 7 – September 15, 2007, Praha City Center.

The private view of the exhibition by Lenka Čermáková and Richard Čermák took place in Praha City Center Building on 6th June 2007. For the first time in Prague we could behold the glass sculptures the authors created as a couple. The exhibition was opened by original music performance by the group Bluesberry.

At the beginning Lenka Čermáková was working with float painted hot glass. Gradually, her forms became bigger and her media evolved into a special styled mould melted colour glass.

Richrad Čermák´s media is melted glass. At the outset, the shapes of his artworks were rustic. Slowly his forms became simpler and today his glass sculptures have more architectonical elements.



Petr Faltus & Peter Balhar: Road Less Maintained / Paintings, Prints, Sculptures, Reliefs

March 23 – May 15, 2007, Praha City Center.

A private view of the exhibition by Petr Faltus and Peter Balhar took place March 22 in the Praha City Center building. The exhibition was opened by well know publicist Karel Steigerwald. The title of the exhibition, 'Road less Maintained,' indicates the artists' search for adventure. This is an adventure that does not take place in exotic climes, but all around us. Ordinary and forgotten things gain a new dimension if we pay attention to them.

Petr Faltus is a painter and a graphic artist, Peter Balhar a sculptor. They met at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague where they studied under Professor Jiří Šalamoun in the 1990s. Petr Faltus' graphic and pastel works and Peter Balhar's sculptures and reliefs are spiritually connected. The mysterious connection was revealed to those who visited the exhibition.



Aleš Knotek: Sectional View / Paintings, Watercolours, Lithographies

December 5, 2006 – January 30, 2007, Praha City Center.

4 December 2006 the private view of an exhibition by artist Aleš Knotek took place in the Praha City Center building. Entitled 'Sectional View', it was introduced by Dr. Vlasta Koubská.

Aleš Knotek is a founding member of the Tunel and Torzo artists' groups. Since 1995 has also been a member of the Mánes Society of Artists. As a painter he is oriented towards the abstract, and likes painting on both canvas and pieces of wood, changing real-life forms into symbols. He uses a delicate and sensitive colour palette of mesmerizing transparency.

The exhibition is part of the tenth season of the popular 'Art at the Office' program, established in 1996 with the aim of supporting contemporary - particularly Czech - art, and contributing to Prague's cultural life. The organisers of the exhibition, together with artists and guests, toasted to the further success of the program. 



Karel Vysušil: Magic Charm of Colours / Paintings, Collages, Prints

October 25 – November 20, 2006, Praha City Center.

The private view of an exhibition by the well-known artist Karel Vysušil took place at the Praha City Center on October 24, 2006. The exhibition entitled ‘Magic Charm of Colors’ was introduced by Dr. Karel Žižkovský, who also gave name to the event. The exhibition which took place on the occasion of the artist’s 80th birthday was part of a Karel Vysušil festival that continued in other galleries in Prague and Olomouc.

Painter and printmaker Karel Vysušil studied at the School of Decorative Art and the Academy of Visual Arts in Prague under Otakar Nejedlý and Karel Minář. He was a co-founder of the G7, LG5 and Máj groups. He has been a member of the Hollar group since 1952.

His favourite printmaking techniques are dry needle, etching and colored lithography. Karel Vysušil has shown his works at more than 60 solo and 250 group exhibitions in Austria, Germany, Japan, France, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Italy, Poland, the USA and the Czech Republic.
He has won numerous international awards, such as the Silver Plaque in Tokyo, 1969. His work is represented in the collections of the National Gallery in Prague.



Tribute to Mozart / Czech-Dutch Art Project

September 18 – September 24, 2006, the City of Prague Museum. September 27 – October 15, 2006, Praha City Center.

The Czech-Dutch Art Project called 'Tribute to Mozart’, which brought together music and visual arts, was opened September 18 at the City of Prague Museum under the patronage of the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Prague. The project presented art works by Maya Alexandrovna and Eva Šlachtová, portraying musical themes in an unusual way. Internationally-renowned artist Maya Alexandrovna had invited the graphic artist Eva Šlachtová and the Dutch musical conservatory professor Pierre Ruhlmann and his students to take part in a joint homage to the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the year of the 250th anniversary of his birth. The patron of the project, as part of the cultural cooperation between European Union member states, was the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Prague. 

Maya Alexandrovna had been working solidly for three years on the group of fourteen paintings displayed. They were inspired by meeting people from different cultures, and the legacy of ancient civilisations; by classical music, as well as by the rock music of the 1970s and 1980s.

Although the artist and illustrator - who uses Maya as her artistic name - has lived peacefully in her native Prague for a number of years, she has also spent a large part of her life overseas. She studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. She has exhibited in the US, Australia, Germany and France, and has worked on a number of animated films, including for the BBC. She has won a number of awards for her designs and illustrations. After returning to the Czech lands she has focused on illustrating children's books and magazines for publishing houses including Albatros.

Eva Šlachtová was born in Brno in 1929. After graduating from the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague she focused on drawing, illustration and graphic art. The central theme of her work is the music and the city of Prague. She has exhibited in the Czech Republic, France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, the US, Italy and Poland. Her graphic art has won awards in Sweden, Poland and the Czech Republic and is represented in both public and private collections.

Project partners were:

CEE Invest, member of Hannover Leasing Group
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
the City of Prague Museum


Blanka Adensamová: Wings of Life / Glass Sculptures

May 26 – July 15, 2006, Praha City Center.

The exhibition of glass sculptures by Blanka Adensamová entitled “Wings of Life” traced her unique artistic journey from Romanticism to Surrealism and dream imagery. The exhibition was opened on May 25, 2006 by two good friends of the artist’s – the actor Jan Kanyza and the saxophonist Felix Slováček.

Blanka Adensamová first appeared on the Czech glassmaking scene – and soon afterwards on the international scene – in the mid-1970s, shortly after graduating from Professor Stanislav Libenský’s glassmaking studio at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. Her work can be found in both public and private collections in Europe, America and Japan. Her many awards include the ”Promotion Award” which she gained at the international exhibition Glass 84.

Blanka Adensamová makes molten glass sculptures and domestic objects, and has also created several glass etchings. She occasionally combines molten glass with natural materials.



Šárka Radová: Tender Position / Porcelain Objects

1. února – 15. března 2006, Praha City Center.

Tato výstava představila plastiky a reliéfy významné české umělkyně Šárky Radové. Název výstavy byl zvolen podle její stejnojmenné plastiky.

Šárka Radová se narodila roku 1949 v Praze. Zastupuje již třetí generaci významné umělecké rodiny. Její dědeček byl malířem, oba její rodiče zas keramiky. V letech 1967 – 1973 vystudovala Vysokou školu uměleckoprůmyslovou v Praze. Od roku 1974 se pravidelně účastní mezinárodních sympozií a výstav v Itálii, Maďarsku, Holandsku a České republice.

Ze všech materiálů, které během své práce okusila, zvolila porcelán. Používá ho samostatně nebo v kombinaci s upravenou papírovou hmotou, akrylovými barvami a vodou. Ústředním tématem její tvorby je lidská figura.


Aleš Lamr: New Works / Paintings and Objects

December 8, 2005 – January 20, 2006, Praha City Center.

The exhibition featuring the highly regarded artist Aleš Lamr started December 7, 2005 and was opened by the respected jazz singer Jana Koubková and the renowned writer and singer Jan Vodňanský.

Aleš Lamr, one of the leading Czech painters of his generation, was born in 1943 in Olomouc. He studied at the art school in Brno, and gained his first job at Barrandov Film Studios. Since 1968 Aleš Lamr has worked as a freelance artist making paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, ceramics and illustrations, designing many architectural commissions.

He has showed his works in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, USA, Venezuela, etc. Aleš Lamr was awarded many times, e.g. Joan Miró Award in 1985 in Barcelona, Spain. His works are represented in many galleries and private collections all over the world.

Aleš Lamr presented his works at Praha City Center for the first time in 1996 at the exhibition starting our program Art at the Office. His colourful, dynamic and powerful paintings has made him very popular among art buyers.



Grenzraum / J. Němcová, A. Tachezyová, L. Vilhelmová, T. Konietschke, D. Sedlacek, I. Sedlacek / Graphic Works

November 3 – December 3, 2005, Praha City Center.

The private view of the "Grenzraum" exhibition took place on November 2, 2005, as part of the international Art Relations project series.

The “Grenzraum” exhibition of book graphics and graphical works was an accomplishment of the 4th Art workshop that took place in the historic town of Litomyšl in July 2005. This joint project featured three Czech artists, MIRKA NĚMCOVÁ, ANDREA TACHEZYOVÁ and LENKA VILHELMOVÁ, and three German artists, THOMAS KONIETSCHKE, DAVID SEDLACEK and IVO SEDLACEK.

The exhibition held under the patronage of the German Embassy in Prague and the Goethe Institute in Prague, was opened by Mr. Valentin Gescher, the Cultural Commissioner of the German Embassy in Prague.


Girls Themselves: Adéla Pavlíková, Nikola Semotánová, Tereza Talichová | Photographs, Paintings, Objects

June 9 – July 29, 2005, Praha City Center.

This exhibition entitled "Girls Themselves" started June 8, 2005 and featured works of three graduates of the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague: Adéla Pavlíková, Nikola Semotánová and Tereza Talichová.

Adéla Pavlíková (*1976) graduated in 2004. She took part in international workshops and film media festivals in the Czech Republic and Germany. She devotes herself mostly to digital media, e.g. video art, digitally transformed photography, art installations, and graphic design.

Nikola Semotánová (* 1976) graduated in 2003. In 2001 she studied at L´Ecole Superieure des Arts Graphics et d'Architecture in Paris. She creates objects with connections to the human body. Her installations and projects feature topics like ecology, recycling, beauty cult, consumerism cult, woman's position in society, and aggressive behaviour.

Tereza Talichová (*1977) graduated in 2004. In 2001 she studied at L´Ecole Superieure des Arts Graphics et d'Architecture in Paris. She devotes herself to classical art media like pastels, prints and porcelain sculptures, as well as to digital photography and holograms.



Jindra Viková: Facing Destiny | Collages, Assemblages, Ceramic Sculptures

March 23 – May 15, 2005, Praha City Center.

Entitled “Facing Destiny“, this exhibition started on March 23, 2005, and it featured works by the well-known Czech artist Jindra Viková. The exhibition presented a selection of Viková's sculptures from the 1980s and her recent collages and assemblages. The name of the exhibition “Facing Destiny” was chosen after one of her collages.

Jindra Viková was born, raised and educated in Prague. She graduated from the Academy of Applied Arts' Department of Ceramics and Porcelain in 1970. She exhibited her works in USA, Italy, Belgium, Germany, Holland, Cuba, Hungary, Korea, China, Iraq, Turkey, France, Switzerland, Japan, Australia, etc. Her professional activities include many symposiums, workshops, lectures and international competitions all over the world. She is generally known to the public for her ceramic and porcelain plastics. Since the beginning of the 1990's she has been working on collages and assemblages. She lives in Prague.



Michaela Lesařová-Roubíčková: Christmas Gathering / Prints

December 10, 2004 – January 31, 2005, Praha City Center.

The exhibition of graphic works by Michaela Lesařová-Roubíčková was festively launched on December 9. The opening was accompanied by a performance of the Children’s Choir from J. Guth-Jarkovský School conducted by Jana Ferstlová.

Michaela Lesařová-Roubíčková (b. 1949) studied with professors Novák, Svolinský and Sklenář at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague (1967-1973). She also worked at the Institute of Clinical and Experimental Medicine in Prague where she created scientific illustrations. She received the Joan Miró Grand Prix and numerous international awards for her book plates. She presented her works at more than 80 solo exhibitions so far. Her artworks are featured in many collections.

Lesařová-Roubíčková devotes herself to graphics, illustration, sculpture, design accessories and weaving, always experimenting and combining various techniques. She focuses on capturing the beauty of everyday events.  



Art Relations: Pavel Roučka and Sinasi Bozatli | Austrian-Czech Art Project

November 5 – December 6, 2004, Praha City Center.

Works by the Czech artist Pavel Roučka and the Austrian artist Sinasi Bozatli were exhibited as part of the Art Relations project. The project's mission was to improve cultural relationships in visual arts between two countries inside the European Union by joint exhibition of a Czech and an Austrian artist.

Patronage over the project was assumed by Dr. Benita Ferrero-Waldner, European Union Commissary, Austrian Embassy in Prague, Austrian Cultural Forum, in Prague, Czech Embassy in Vienna and Czech Center in Vienna. The project was realized in collaboration with Kunstmanagement Schreckenstein from Vienna. The second Art Relations exhibition took place in April 2005 at hotel Le Meridien in Vienna.

Pavel Roučka studied geodesy in Prague. He also took part in several international scholarships and vocational art training. He lives and works in Prague and regularly leads painting classes in Germany and the Netherlands. His works have been exhibited on three different continents. In 2003 he was awarded the Order of Merit by the French government.

Sinasi Bozatli graduated from University Gazi, Turkey in 1984, with painting and sculpture as main subjects.  In 1987 he moved to Austria, where he subsequently gained a Master degree in painting and graphics at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna (1992). Since 1998 he lives and works in the USA. He collaborated on the art project SOS Mitmensch several times. In 2003 he led a workshop at the Essl Collection in Vienna. His works have been shown in Austria, Turkey, USA, Korea, Egypt, and Hungary.




Leny Aardse: Sculpture Project - Tulips & Paintings / Jiří Slíva: Sculpture Project - Sitting Bull & Prints

June 9 - July 30, 2004, Praha City Center.

The sculpture project „Tulips“, by Dutch artist Leny Aardse, is installed in front of Praha City Center Building at Klimentská street as a commission by European Property Group. Tulips were for the first time presented at Václavské náměstí in Prague as a part of the art project Sculpture Grande 2003.

Leny Aardse is a real international artist. Since 1993 she has been living in Prague, working with a team of local factory people, who helped her to transform her delicate drawings into elegant aluminium tulips. Before Czech Republic she has showed her works in Netherlands, Canada, Italy, France and USA.

The international Cow Parade project is being welcomed to the city of Prague in 2004. EPD Company has taken part in it, by commissioning of “Sitting Bull” sculpture in front of the Praha City Center building at Petrská street.

Jiří Slíva, famous Czech caricaturist, illustrator and graphic artist did the concept and the design. He has also created two other successful cows for the Prague Cow Parade.

Mr. Slíva is since 1979 a free-lance artist. Since 1993 he is a member of the Hollar Graphic Association and has exhibited his works in Austria, Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, USA, etc.

The wooden bench, as a part of the Sitting Bull, was produced by the company Remy Art.



Emma Srncová & Oldřich Jelen: Christmas Tale

December 4, 2003 – January 12, 2004, Praha City Center.

The "Christmas Tale" exhibition, presenting paintings and prints by Emma Srncová and Oldřich Jelen, started on 3rd of December at Praha City Center. Emma Srncová, famous actress and painter, enchanted the audience by her artworks, as well as by her simple-hearted speech. Oldřich Jelen, who has already showed his works at Praha City Center, presents this time his new illustrations for children's books. Although both artists exhibit for the first time together, a successful private view and many visitors verify this excellent tandem.


Together Again // Jiří Pošva: Sculptures / Emil Bratršovský: Photographs

October 9 – November 15, 2003, Praha City Center.

Jiří Pošva is a sculptor working with clay. This soft ancient material enables him to shape sarcastic figures of smaller size. Their bodies are ugly, misshaped and graceless, showing different disadvantages of personality in strong movement and expression. Pošva’s grotesque way of sculpture making features the humorous and critical side of everyday life.

Emil Bratršovský has worked as a professional photographer in the Czech Republic and abroad, devoting himself to many photographic genres, ranging from sport and cultural reportage to shots with social theme. He was awarded several times for his publicity projects. Since 1995 he has his own photographic studio.



Elen Michajlovová: Collages / Vítězslav Kořínek: Metal Design

May 12 – June 15 2003, Praha City Center

Elen Michaljovová studied production at FAMU in Prague. She exhibited her works at various galleries in Prague and other Czech towns. Her works are represented in private collections in Miami, New York, London and Düsseldorf.

Vítězslav Kořínek studied at SUPŠ in Trutnov and VŠUP in Prague. In 1996 he studied with Prof. Tony Benneton in Italy. He exhibited his works in Czech Republic and France.

The private view on June 10 was extraordinary successful. Mr. Anthony Shee, art collector who lives in Prague, purchased all exhibited collages and three sculptures.



European Cities as Seen by Zdeněk Hošek / Watercolours

April 3 – May 20, 2003, Praha City Center.

Zdeněk Hošek (b. 1948) studied at the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague, division sculpture (1968 - 1974). He won many competitions for bronze sculptures and relieves. Since 1970s Hošek has showed his works in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Czech Republic, Germany, Switzerland and Belgium.His bronze statue representing Antonín Dvořák has been installed in front of the composer's birthplace in Nelahozeves.

In addition to sculpture, Zdeněk Hošek has devoted himself to drawing and painting. Being born and raised in the old city of Prague, Hošek has been fascinated by its architecture, history, natural surroundings and endless changes of atmosphere. To be able to catch these changes, he has chosen a special media - watercolour. Through the years, Hošek has become a real master of perspective and light, creating misty and airy atmosphere of the pictures by gradation of one chosen colour. His ability to portray the character of the city has made him one of the best living Czech watercolour artists.



Jadran Šetlík: Portraits

December 3, 2002 – February 15, 2003, Praha City Center.


Pedja Djakovič: Love & Jazz / Paintings

May 30 – July 20, 2002, Praha City Center.

Painter Pedja Djakovič was born 1964 in Derventa, Yugoslavia. After the high school graduation in Belgrade, he came to Prague and studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts. His professors were painters Pospíšil and Sopko. Today he lives and works in Prague.

Since 1990 he has exhibited in Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands, Yugoslavia, Great Britain and USA. His paintings are represented in many European and American collections.

At the private view on May, 30 in Praha City Center the painting "Riccardo- Percussionist" by Pedja Djakovič was put up for auction. All proceeds from the auction (85 000 CZK) went to the foundation "People for Children", helping the treatment of sick children at the Paediatric Oncology Clinic of the university hospital Motol in Prague.



Jan Souček and Adam Souček: Paintings and Prints

December 2001 - February 2002, Praha City Center

Jan Souček (1941 – 2008), the famous painter, illustrator and graphic artist, graduated at the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague in 1969, specializing in cartoon drawing. Since 1971 the artist has displayed his works at numerous exhibitions in the Czech Republic, Germany, Switzerland, Yugoslavia, Rumania, Bulgaria, Austria, France, USA, and Belgium. His paintings and prints are often classed as "imaginative realism" and are represented in galleries and museums in the Czech Republic, Switzerland and Germany and many private collections in Europe and USA.

Adam Souček presented his work together with his father Jan’s. He graduated in 1997 at the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague. Adam Souček specialises in print making and conservation-restoration. His works have been exhibited in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Switzerland.



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