Hugo Demartini

Hugo Demartini

Born July 11 1931, Prague
Died September 15 2010, Sumrakov (Studená)

In the 1960s, Hugo Demartini significantly contributed not only to form the Czech informal and neoconstructive art but also to the initial phase of land art and action art. He radically changed the form of sculpture. At the turn of the 1960s, he abandoned the realistic depiction of a figure and, instead of dealing with the volume, as was traditional, he focused on the area. He experimented with methods which were not typical for sculptors until he arrived at abstract forms, geometry, rational organization, strict order, and also later at the discredited element of coincidence.

sculpture, neo-constructivism, action art, land art, performance, Not in map
Aleš South Bohemian Gallery
The Centre Pompidou
Gallery of Benedikt Rejt
City Gallery Prague
Gallery of Modern Art in Hradec Králové
Gallery of the Central Bohemian Region
Gallery of Art in Karlovy Vary
Gallery of Fine Arts in Cheb
The Menil Collection
Moravian Gallery in Brno
Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
Kunstmuseum Bochum
Museum Folkwang
Museum Kampa - The Jan and Meda Mládek Foundation
Olomouc Museum of Art
The National Gallery in Prague
The Regional Art Gallery in Liberec
North Bohemian Gallery of Fine Arts in Litoměřice

Muzeum umění Olomouc 2011-2016