Nuts and Cherries
18/03/2015 - 01/05/2015.pdf
Vaclav‘s painting is, just like him, sensitive. It does not offer sense, but questions the senses. At first it arouses the gaze, naturally, but seriously. It forces us to look, but to really look, to make way for the confusion. Confusion in the mind, but first in the body: a smell of fire or summer fruits, a sweet or bitter taste on the tongue, a piece of music or the song of the wind in the eardrums. And desire. Desire which takes its source in the details. A hand, a neck, a door, a cloud, a tree… all inviting us to dream or to „ni- ghtmare“. For the apparent familiarity of its subjects and of its light are reassuring, as if to drag us all the better to another reality, a disturbing strangeness (the „unheimlich“).