Jiří Sopko, Liberec, 2018

Curator: Linda K. Sedláková
Venue: Galerie Prostor 228, Perlová ulice, Liberec
Dates: 1. 9. - 31. 10. 2018
Contact: www.galerieprostor.cz
Opening hours: Tue - Wen 9:00 - 13:00, 14:30 - 19:00

The chamber retrospective presented the works of Jiří Sopek from school years to the present. The opening took place on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 with the participation of the author and curator of the exhibition. The exhibition was created in collaboration with the Gema Gallery.

Jiří Sopko: Painting as a Process

Jiří Sopko is one of the authors who studies the nuances of change, with his own honest sobriety and an internalized interest in the truth, which manifests itself in subtle valeries. Life is a variation of the same motives, but they manifest themselves differently. Sopko captures the delicate web of reality and its variant by multiplying themes in various color variants. It illuminates the audience in such different ways as to allow an understanding of the individual relationships. The bold color and composition of the motifs give the canvases an existential dimension, especially in the question of the relationship of man as an exceptional being to other beings. The uniqueness lies precisely in the possibility of a completely unique position - to come out of yourself and change. We follow Jiří Sopek's paintings and see that the process of creation is the most important thing for him. His painting is based on himself. Perhaps that is why it is so original, unfettered, unclassifiable and true.

(author's text: Ondřej Jerman)

Responses in the media:

Balák, Michal: V Liberci vystavuje Jiří Sopko. Jeho obrazům dominují barvy. Český rozhlas Liberec, 5. 9. 2018

Šída, Jan: Malíř Jiří Sopko má své barevné figury rád. Novinky.cz, 13. 9. 2018