Shining Stars

Lukáš Rais

Lukáš Rais is occupied with creating delicate worlds inside the material he works with. Logically and without prejudices, he transforms the raw material into organic compositions, thereby making it possible to understand each individual part in context of the whole composition. Such a system allows him to create objects that appeal both to the observer's interior and to the mind of the artist. It is a very gentle process, despite the works' effect of massiveness, even robustness. Scale, or - in other words - monumentality, may not necessarily be the vehicle of matter, because a fundamental consensus occurs inside the statue itself. The statues created in such a creative process appear forceful and stimulating both to any observer's and the author's understanding.

Pavla Soukupová

"Pavla Soukupová draws on the traditional values of Czech art, with its restraint, balanced proportions, intimacy and playfulness, its lyrical mood and leanings toward symbolism, and the almost illustrative recounting of various narratives. She is one of those artists who has rediscovered secessionist  ornamentation and symbolism. In her free work space loses its depth, and the emphasis is on strong lines and the clear structuring of the surface of a picture." PhDr. Jiří Machalický

David Strauzz

"My artistic objectives are to utilize techniques such as collage, decollage and assemblage, combining mixed media and re-purposed / found objects as a physical expression of my conscious and subconscious thoughts. I aim to portray truth and authenticity juxtaposing objective reality with the subjective psyche. I hope to stimulate humanity’s innate ability to create meaningful relationships with people and art through direct interaction. Through abstraction, my goal is to challenge my audience to de-isolate themselves, break down personal barriers and initiate an emotional response. he inspiration for my art comes from my connection to the urban landscape and the human experience." David Strauzz