The Expressive Skrepl & Brocklehurst in the New Gallery
Joint exhibition of Vladimír Skrepl and Fraser Brocklehusrst
The Nová galerie in Prague’s Vinohrady (Balbínova 26, Praha) is preparing a joint exhibition of Vladimír Skrepl, one of the prominent personalities of the Czech visual arts scene, and Fraser Brocklehusrst, a British artist who has been working in Prague for 15 years. The two artists share a characteristic expressive gesture and attitude to painting as a medium.
Vladimír Skrepl has been one of the most distinct personalities in Czech art since the 1980’s. Skrepl’s creative range is really wide, spanning from the dominant strongly expressive painting often accompanied by the techniques of collage and assemblage, to drawing expressions and rough “calligraphy”, authorial books as well as sculpture and installation art. The strong theoretical grounds Skrepl had obtained through education in art history are not only perceivable in all of his works but are also utilized in Skrepl’s teaching and curator activities. Currently, Skrepl runs the Painting II studio at the Prague Academy of Fine Arts with Jiří Kovanda as assistant. In the 1980’s, Skrepl, as a curator, belonged among the distinct personalities of the recovering Prague City Gallery.
Contrarily, Fraser Brocklehurst is a rather quieter participant in the local arts scene, however, he can take pride in his strong artistic expression, free of any symbolism and only grounded in pure image visuality, which is much lighter in comparison to Skrepl’s, and yet it introduces elements of certain figurative “primitivism” so characteristic for Skrepl or transfers the principles of collage only to present it purely through painting.
With the exhibition Skrepl / Brocklehurst, the Nová galerie follows up on one of its principal dramaturgical lines within which it presents distinct and foremost artists of the middle generation together with high quality authors who are not so renowned and who have so far received less attention both of the experts and of the media.
Skrepl / Brocklehurst
12. 3. 2015 – 11. 4. 2015
12. 3. 2015, 19:00
Praha - Vinohrady
Open: Tuesday / Wednesday, Thursday 14:00 – 19:00, Saturday 11:00 – 15:00
David Ives' All In The Timing at Kolowrat by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV
Seven short plays capture the feel of New York in the 1980s
Afterparty premieres at Archa by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: Divadlo Archa)
A new play applies Václav Havel's ideas to the current political landscape
Fashion is our Cultural Mirror by Tran Cao - Anglo American University
Retro @ National Museum’s New Building, open till April 30th, 2017
Juergen Teller: Enjoy Your Life! by Annie Friesen - Anglo American University (Foto: galerierudolfinum.cz)
Juergen Teller: Enjoy Your Life! @ Galerie Rudolfinum till 19.03.2017
The Municipal Museum presents Prague in the 18th century by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV
Almost 200 rare prints are in the exhibit Prague Vedute of the 18th Century
Brian Eno, Ai Weiwei to kick off National Gallery 2017 season by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV
A series of new works by several artists will have a Grand Opening on March 16
Jára Cimrman needs your help by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV
A crowdfunding campaign is underway to send The Stand In to the US
Jan Merta’s Gallery Inside a Gallery by Markéta Hrehorová - Anglo American University (Foto: ghmp.cz)
"Gallery" @ Municipal Library till 12. 3. 2017
Review: Deaf Empire by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV
A new play tries to shed light on the often difficult life of Bedřich Smetana
Bob Dylan's art will be at Old Town Hall by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: livenation)
the famous singer and songwriter also makes sketches while on the road
Translator and interpreter of the English language -...
English and RUssian language driving school in Prague
Kids Indoor Playground in Prague 5, OC Zlicin
Finest Burgers - American Quality - NEW Location - Lesnická...
First diamonds museum in Prague
Trabant Museum @ STK Motol
Armádní muzeum Žižkov
Národní památník hrdinů heydrichiády