Jiří Kolář

Born September 24 1914, Protivín
Lived in Kladno (1920 - 1945), Prague (1945 - 1977), Paris (1980 - 1999), Prague (1999)
Died August 11 2002, Prague
A distinguished Czech poet, writer and translator, who won recognition in the field of international fine arts, especially with his experiments with various types of collages and his work with paper, which he transformed into a form of original pictures, reliefs and spatial objects. He was the author of a number of variations based on his interest in the shifts and regroupings which aim to find new meanings, and in which the element of repetition represents a central principle of thought.
(Olga Staníková)
visual poetry, object, collage

Muzeum umění Olomouc 2011-2016