Bio

 


Jiri Hauschka is one of the most interesting artists to have emerged in the Czech Republic during the quarter of century that has followed the fall of the Communist regime“.

Edward Lucie – Smith

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biography

1965 Born, Sumperk, Czech Republic
He realized two studies journeys in Italy (1991-2) and United Kingdom ( Brighton, London 2005-6)
Currently he lives and works in Prague

Solo Exhibitions (Selection)

2017 CRAG Gallery, Turin (I)
2015 Black Swan Gallery, Vernisage, Prague (CZ)
2015 House Art Gallery, In the Middle of Somewhere, Prague (CZ)
2014 Era Gallery, Prague (CZ)
2014 Oko Gallery (Town Hall Gallery), Opava (CZ)
2013 Michal‘s Collection Gallery (with Albert Ruiz Villar), Prague (CZ)
2013 Magna Gallery, Ostrava (CZ)
2012 21st Century Gallery, Prague (CZ)
2011 Vltavín Gallery, Prague (CZ)
2011 Red Gate Gallery, London (with J. Valecka) (UK)
2011 Rabas Gallery, Rakovník (CZ)
2010 Stuckists and guests, 21st Century Gallery, Prague (CZ)
2010 Kotelna Gallery, Říčany (CZ)
2008 Dolmen Gallery, Prague (CZ)
2010 XXL Gallery, Louny (CZ)
2006 The Residence Gallery, London (UK)
2005 Hellge Gallery, Passau (D)
2005 Town Hall Gallery Prachatice (CZ)
2004 Library Gallery Liberec (CZ)

Group Exhibitions (Selection)

2017 The Stuckists at Cass Art, Cass Art Gallery, London (UK)
2016 The Stuckists, View Two Gallery, Liverpool (UK)
2016 Art Prague, Prague (CZ)
2015 Stuckism: Remodernising the Mainstream, Studio 3 Gallery, Canterbury (UK)
2015 Art Prague, Prague (CZ)
2014 Art and time, Black Swan Gallery, Prague (CZ)
2014 Gallery Goltozova tvrz, Golčův Jeníkov (CZ)
2014 The Stuckists, Explorers and Inventors, Phoenix (USA)
2014 STUCK!!, Vltavín Gallery, Prague (CZ)
2014 Group M, Gallery Rabas Rakovník (CZ)
2013 Stuck between Prague and London, Nolias Gallery, London (UK)
2013 Group M, Castle Kvasiny (CZ)
2013 Group M Gallery Mánes, Prague (CZ)
2013 STUCK in Pardubice, Town Hall Gallery Pardubice (CZ)
2012 Stuckists: Elizabethian Avant-Garde, Bermondsey Gallery, London (UK)
2012 Original and perspective, Klatovy – Klenová Gallery (CZ)
2012 Endangered species, ArtPro Gallery, Prague (CZ)
2011 Enemies of Art, Lauderdale House Gallery, London (UK)
2011 Prague stuckists, Town Hall Gallery Chrudim (CZ)
2010 Stuckists and guests, 21st Century Gallery, Prague
2010 „Summer choice“ Gallery Vltavín, Prague (CZ)
2010 „Private landscape“ Gallery S.U.V. Mánes Diamant, Prague (CZ)
2009 „Art at the castle“, Ostrava castle, Ostrava (CZ)
2009 „Prague stuckists“, Gallery Dolmen, Prague (CZ)
2008 „Stuck in the middle od November II”,Gallery Dolmen (CZ)
2008 Art Prague, Mánes, Prague (CZ)
2007 „Stuck in the middle od November”, Topičův salon Gallery, Prague (CZ)
2006 „The Brighton Stuckists” Art House Gallery, Brighton (UK)

Catalogue

2015 Jiri Hauscka, Vernisage, text Josef Pfeffermann Záruba
2011, Stuck in the Emotional Landscape (with J. Valecka), CH. Thomson, Victoria Press London
2009, Jiri Hauschka, Paintings 2003-2009, Robert Janás, 42 pages, edition Arskontakt

Group catalogue

2015 Stuckism: Remodernising the Mainstream, The University of Kent, Studio 3
Gallery, Canterbury (UK)
2013 STUCK in Pardubice, Town Hall Gallery Pardubice
2013 Stuck between Prague and London, Victoria Press London
2012 Stuckists: Elizabethian Avant-Garde, Bermondsey Project, London
2011 Stuck in the Emotional Landscape, Victoria Press London
2011 Art Prague, Mánes, Praha
2011 Originální a perspektivní, BMAG, Praha,
2011 Prague stuckists, Výstavní síň Chrudim
2010 „Private landscape“ Galerie S.V.U. Mánes Diamant, Praha
2008 Stuck in November, Galerie Dolmen, Brno
2008 Art Prague, Mánes, Praha
2007 Stuck in the middle of the november, Topičův salón, Praha

Publications

Stuckism International, Victoria Press London
Enemies of Art, Victoria Press London
Stuckism: Remodernising the Mainstream

Collections

National Gallery Prague
Private collections: Czech, UK, Italy

About Artist

The work of Jiri Hauschka stems from his desire to express his own experience and share his thoroughly personal understanding of today’s world. It was formed by his life journey and his defiance against the conventional way of life, an effort to fight clichés and carve his own stubborn path in the world of art regardless of the pain it might bring. This path was shaped by his stay in the UK in 2005–2006 where he established contact with the theoretician and painter Charles Thomson, the person who in 1999 founded the movement known as “stuckism” in order to restore the position of painting in opposition to growing conceptual tendencies. At that time, Hauschka abandoned his early style which relied on abstractions of specific forms. After returning from Britain, he pursued a more realistic approach.

Jiri Hauschka’s work offers surprisingly varied interpretations, even though it is stylistically and thematically very compact. He transforms his theoretic background into an art form that represents his distinctive and unmistakable style. The author’s original stylisations, which resist all simple definitions that see them as lines of force, induction maps, motion fractals, time echoes etc., create a spatial form of something that the painter does not wish to express directly. The lines flow through the landscape, expanding through space or linking together individual elements in the painting. They seem to portray a flow of energy that represents fantastical parallel worlds built by the imagination.

Hauschka paints emotional landscape scenes; he is fascinated by the mystic and magical nature of the forest, the gloomy atmosphere of forest mists, the colourful lights of a night city. His art permeates the spaces of a modern metropolis. The painter is attracted to places where people have left their mark; sometimes, human figures appear in the composition itself. A pathway is for him a link between the city and the landscape, an interesting and contrasting geometric element that carries a symbolic meaning.

His art presents a direct correlation between message and form. Hauschka draws from his perception of reality which would have been far too ordinary if he hadn’t worked with the potential of emotions that make his themes exclusive. His creative approach is a synthesis of shapes and feelings in the essential conflict between reason and emotion. In thinking of parallels, I keep returning to an oxymoron: seeing sounds, hearing images. The author focuses on the problem of blending and “fluidity” from different perspectives with the precision of a scientist. His deliberate approach is contrasted with the delicate dreaminess and poetic nature of the resulting work. This gives his canvases a much stronger expression and an enormous dose of authenticity.

The lines of his forces, clearly organic in origin, complete the composition of the painting or serve as subtle accents. They develop without regard to the limitations of the format, as if their map continued further into our own reality.

Jiri Hauschka has stubbornly and steadfastly constructed his artistic vision which has won him recognition on the international level. His paintings carry a positive tone without burdening audiences with a “description” of the creative struggle. The international context and a precise creative profile are the two main qualities that Hauschka brings to the Czech art scene. Artists with such a heavily concentrated focus are somewhat rare in our country. We should therefore value the painter’s strong will and the ambition to go deeper in his work and increase its sophistication.

 

PhDr. Rea Michalova Ph.D.