Jakub Flejšar

Jakub Flejšar

Jakub's work is characterized by complex statue units looking like figures or abstract objects based on the figure shapes made of natural fragments – most often wood. The art pieces are inspired by nature and mystical cultural tradition. Statues are personification of metaphysical considerations; work is stimulated by questions of human existence, its meaningfulness and by questions of intangible factors going beyond the capabilities of human understanding. Despite a rough appearance of the used material, the resulting whole looks very gentle and harmonious what makes the art pieces natural, not distracting and a well-marked part of any environment.

“I realized I´m a sculptor through the nature. Nature becomes a central theme of my work, nature is my inspiration, nature is my driving force…”

Apart from being a wonderful scupltor, Jakub is also a keen and successful sportsman and former snowboard-cross coach of the Czech junior national team and of Eva Samková, who won the first gold medal in this discipline at the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi 2014.

 

Studies

2007 • graduated at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague

 

Solo Exhibitions

2002 • Gallery Tunnel, Prague, Czech Republic

2003 • Students of Karlín (project for Prague afflicted by floods), Prague, Czech Republic

2003 • Gallery Klenová, Klatovy, Czech Republic

2007 • Light and Shadow, Regensburg City Gallery at Dachau Platz, Regensburg, Germany

2007 • Gallery of Sculptures – Figure & Structures, Prague, Czech Republic

2007 • Singed Figure, Gallery Montanelli (Art Prague Festival), Prague, Czech Republic

2007 • Edaniely Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

2010 • Heads, Palladium Centre, Prague, Czech Republic

2011 • Piccaso´s Head, Gallery Montanelli (Art Prague Festival), Prague, Czech Republic

2011 • Heads, Gallery of Sculptures (ARTpro Festival), Prague, Czech Republic

 

Group Exhibitions

2004 • Gallery V – together with Pavel Roučka, Poděbrady, Czech Republic

2005 • Clementinum – exhibition of the studio of prof. Jiří Beránek, Prague, Czech Republic

2006 • Clementinum – exhibition of the studio of prof. Jiří Beránek, Prague, Czech Republic

2006 • Gallery Pigment – together with Richard Švejda, Prague, Czech Republic

2008 • Sculptures in the city – together with 4 other sculptors, Ceské Budějovice, Czech Republic

2009 • Cages Sculpturar – together with 4 other sculptors, České Budějovice, Czech Republic

2009 • Futurama business centre – together with 4 other sculptors, Prague, Czech Republic

2009 • National Theatre – together with 4 other sculptors, Prague, Czech Republic

2010 • Sculptures in the city – together with 4 other sculptors, České Budějovice, Czech Republic

2011 •  together with Gabriel, Rittstein, Moješčík, Rais and Trpák, The University of Economics, Czech Republic

2011 • together with Pavel Roučka and Natalie Roučková, Neuburg Castle, Germany

2011 • together with Suška, Trpák, Medek, Gabriel and Rais, České Budějovice, Czech Republic

2012 • together with Róna, Rais and Trpák, České Budějovice, Czech Republic

2011 • together with Gabriel, Chateau Mcely, Czech Republic

2011 • together with Pavel Roučka and Natálie Roučková, Gallery MK, Prague, Czech Republic

2012 • together with Róna, Rais and Trpák, České Budějovice, Czech Republic

2013 • HAY-GRASS, exhibition of art family (P. Roučka, N. Roučková, D. Flejšarová, J. Flejšar), New Town Hall, Prague, Czech Republic

2013 • Art in the City, České Budějovice, Czech Republic

2014 • Art in the City, České Budějovice, Czech Republic

2014 • Týn and Vltava Courtyards, Týn nad Vltavou, Czech Republic

 

Commissioned Artworks

Figures – Hotel 4 Seasons, Prague, Czech Republic

Fountain – together with Pavel Roučka – Palladium Business centre, Prague, Czech Republic

Sitting Figure – Miele Showroom, Brno, Czech Republic

Heads – The Cube, Genève, Switzerland

Botanicus gardens – the whole concept of gardens incl. the benches and gazebos and statues, Ostrá, Czech Republic

Walking Figure – Hostivař, Prague, Czech Republic

Head and reliefs, Sitting Figure, Resting Figure – MHA Company and Fabroka Hotel, Humpolec, Czech Republic

Figures (triptych relief) – Techo showroom, Prague, Czech Republic