Zbyněk Sekal

Born July 12 1923, Prague
Lived in Prague (1923 - 1952), Bratislava (1953 - 1958), Prague (1958 - 1968), Berlin (1969), Vienna (1970 - 1998)
Died February 24 1998, Vienna
One of the most interesting Czech artists of the 1950s and 1960s. In spite of being closely linked to European cultural tradition, philosophy and literature, he did not align himself with any particular movement, tendency or group and remained strongly independent throughout his career. From 1970 he lived in Vienna, where his work went through further remarkable developments. He approached the worked material with an awareness of physical existence, deliberation and rigour. The strong background of thought reflected the artist’s life experiences, as well as his considerations and translations of literary works which concerned him.
sculpture, drawing, painting, graphics, collage, object, assemblage, book cover design

Muzeum umění Olomouc 2011-2016