JIŘÍ PITRMUC

Globe, 2041 Series
150×60 cm, 2019

Clowd, 2041 Series
150×60 cm, 2019

Untitled, 2022
60×60 cm

Untitled, 2022
40×40 cm

Untitled, 2022
150×150 cm

Untitled, 2022
150×150 cm

Untitled, 2022
150×150 cm

Untitled, 2022
150×150 cm

Untitled, 2022
115×155 cm

Untitled, 2022
115×155 cm

Untitled, 2022
115×155 cm

Untitled, 2022
115×155 cm

Untitled, 2022
60×40 cm

Untitled, 2022
60×40 cm

Untitled, 2022
60×40 cm

Born in 1993, studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague – Intermedia Studio (2017-2020) and FAD JEPU Ústí n. Labem – Performance Studio of Jiří Kovanda (2013-2017). Lives and works in Prague.

The potential of slapstick comedy has always consisted of the carefree innocence possessed by its actors in revealing the cruel irony of human life. For the avant-garde of the 1920s, such an idol of hope and liberation was the famous hobo Charlie. Although almost a century has gone by since that time, it is precisely the vision of a lightened and playful world, which laughs at fate regardless of all the cruelty and injustice (depicted by Karel Teige in his book) that is perhaps even today one of the paths to positive liberation and re-appropriation of our future. We can feel a similar state of weightlessness from the projects of Jiří Pitrmuc… The artist recycles the topic of silent films stuck in the roots of modern culture, to divest this visual language full of joy and carefreeness, linked with a number of typical artefacts, of the tragedy of human presence, and he introduces it in his paintings and installations as a fresh game room of archetypes of the avant-garde. The actors have vanished, but there remains a visual game room full of unexpected situations, intersections and slapsticks, in which the lead role goes to the requisites associating the poetic world of silent films. The artist here is that magician with a high hat, not pulling doves or rabbits out of it, but his paintings. (Viktor Čech, 2020)

GALLERY EXHIBITIONS

Jiří Pitrmuc: An Umbrella Inside Out / Text by Siggi Hofer / 09/09/22–21/10/22 / More

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2022
An Umbrella inside-out, stone projects, Prague, CZ
Tunnel Funnel, GMU Hradec Králové, CZ
2020
Wingless Bird with Hands, CSU Prague, CZ
Final Accommodation, Postcompost, Holešovická šachta, Prague, CZ
2019
Knock-Knock? Nobody´s at Home? Postcompost, Garage Gallery, Prague, CZ

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022
Sebe = Self-Preservation = Záchova, w Alex Farfar, SPZ Gallery, Prague, CZ
2020
One painting is one painting, Holešovická šachta, Prague, CZ
2019
Negative Realism, Czech Centre, Berlin, DE
Vyňato ze smutné pomíjivosti, GAVU, Prague, CZ
Soft Objects – Real Feelings, House of arts, Ústí n. Labem, CZ
2018
For you and for myself, CSU Prague, CZ

PRESS

Vesmír v krabici / Anna Roubalová / Artalk / More

Tunnel Funnel / GMU Hradec Králové / More

Wingless Bird With Hands / CSU Prague / More