David Krňanský

b. 1987, works and lives in Prague, CZ.

Graduated from the studio of Jiri Černický and Marek Meduna at the Academy of Art, Architecture and Design (UMPRUM). His work includes painting, drawing, collage, and site-specific installations. Throughout his work he explores minimalist motifs and repetition, which subtly hint at modernism yet aesthetically diverge and interact with forms in contemporary pop culture and music.
He is using the morphology of modernity, however modernity that came to a stage when its ideological radicality as a representation with independent rules of volumes and surfaces abstracted from reality. But this devalvation also purify it from the ideological pathos, made it be a pure form, which we can use with a complete freedom. In his works exists connection of serious and humorous, irony and ridiculing communicates.



Selected Exhibitions:

– Black Hole Generation / Pure Hate, Nevan Contempo, Prague, CZ
– EVERYTHING IS NICE / BON APPÉTIT, Ivan Gallery, Bucharest, RO (with Martin Lukáč)
– Black Hole Generation / Nuance Freshovosti, LETO, Warsaw, PL
– Paintings, SVIT, Prague, CZ
– Czech painting of the 21st century, Měsíc ve dne Gallery, České Budějovice, CZ
– AABBABBAACBA, Nová Galerie, Prague, CZ

– Duck Rabbit Industry Newer Stop 1, Berlínskej Model Gallery, Prague, CZ (with Julius Reichel)
– Duck Rabbit Industry Newer Stop 2, City Surfer Gallery, Prague, CZ (with Julius Reichel)
– Imagine a Naked Girl Sitting on the Stool Between Us, Fotograf Gallery, Prague, CZ (with Julius Reichel)
– The Seven-Handed Wizard, Futura Gallery, Prague, CZ
– Black Horses, Adam Gallery, Brno, CZ
– 7th Youth Zlín Salon, 14/15 BAŤA INSTITUT, Zlín, CZ
– Smart Generation, NTK Gallery, Prague, CZ
– Typography, Czech Center, Rotterdam, NL
– The Best Taylor in Town, Hunt Kastner, Prague, CZ

– Showroom, SPZ Gallery, Prague, CZ (solo)
– Spot, NTK Gallery, Prague, CZ
– Art and Shadow, N.o.D. Gallery, Prague, CZ

– Madness Becomes Method, Entrance Gallery, Prague, CZ (solo)
– Colorfull Summer, Jelení Gallery, Prague, CZ (solo)
– Karpet, 207 Gallery, Prague, CZ (solo)


– NADA, Miami Beach, US (LETO)
– Dream Art Fair, Basel, CH (LETO)
– Sunday Art Fair, London, UK (SVIT)

– NADA, Miami Beach, US (LULU)

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