Pure Beauty

Pure Beauty

Pure Beauty is a pseudonym that itself should represent an overal personal "manifesto" of the artist behind the nom de guerre. It shouldn't mean anything else than just a reference to things as such – as in paintings, drawings, and so on – not to actual biographical events, professional scalps, erudite explications of artistic gestures or information in context. All of the above mentioned must be hushed up and left aside as redundant for it only distracts from what is the most important. It may prove useful only when striving for fulfilling one's ambition to become an institutional artist, a kind of a successful operator in the visual arts services, and when bringing about a subsequent inscription into the art history that anyway is, in Pure Beauty's point of view, but a matter of reaching purity and truthfulness – if there can be any – of the things as such. In purity and in directness, there might be spotted something like beauty. It is not, however, about mentoring or patronizing. It is about a chain of experiments, about constant asking for here and now, about being aware of the admirable iron-like continuity of the art of the past.

Studies

2003–2009 • Academy of Visual Arts in Prague, Czech Republic, studio Graphics II under professor Kokolia, Painting I under professor Sopko

2007 • Akademie der bildenden Künste, Munich, Germany, internship under professor Jerry Zeniuk

1999–2003 • Secondary Graphic Art School in Jihlava, Czech Republic

 

Selected Exhibitions

2017 • Primary Resource, together with Pavlína Jana Lörinzová and Matěj Lipavský, Špejchar Gallery, Chomutov, Czech Republic

2017 • PURE BEAUTY, In the Tower Gallery, Planá u Mariánských Lázní, Czech Republic

2017 • Double Look, together with Hana Sommerová, Ateliér Síň Gallery, Telč, Czech Republic

2017 • Huck Finn: Pictures from Seina, Gustav Mahler’s House, Jihlava, Czech Republic

2016 • Normcore, Naugallery, Prague, Czech Republic

2016 • Movement Across Space, Hřivnáč Gallery, Opava, Czech Republic

2015 • Scale, City Gallery Firemen’s House, Telč, Czech Republic

2015 • Humming and Bustling, Commedy Theatre, Prague, Czech Republic

2015 • I exist…, group exhibition at 35m² Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

2015 • 13AlK25, together with Matěj Lipavský, Mimochodem Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

2015 • Outside, Inside and Behind…, together with KW a.k.a. Igor Koparczewský, City Gallery Panský dvůr, Veselí nad Moravou, Czech Republic

2014 • Alterego, together with Barbora Lungová, Jiří Putna Gallery, Brno, Czech Republic

2014 • in_interior, Prostor 228 Gallery, Liberec, Czech Republic

2014 • Město/2, together with Petr Gruber, Závod 01 Humpolec, Czech Republic

2014 • Pure Beauty, Doma Gallery, Kyjov, Czech Republic

2014 • Fundamental: Colour, together with Jakub Tomáš and Peter Gruber, Regional Gallery of Vysočina in Jihlava, Czech Republic

2013 • Just Screens, together with Jakub Tomáš, Artatak Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

2012 • At Home, together with Matěj Lipavský, Nod mini Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

2012 • Below, together with Matěj Lipavský, Dole Gallery, Fiducia Club, Ostrava, Czech Republic

2009 • M. Lipavský + Pure Beauty, Makráč Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

2009 • Academy of Visual Arts Graduates, National Gallery in Prague – Veletržní palác, Prague, Czech Republic

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