David Krňanský

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

Graduate of the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design (UMPRUM), Prague, in the studio of Jiri Černický and Marek Meduna.

While Krňanský tends to work across a range of media, his primary form is abstract painting. His abstract works are characterised by a giddy and courageous exploration of colour, while still managing to maintain a sense of decorum via geometric boundaries. Geometry itself and the utopian ideals of Modernism are his main sources of inspiration, which he manipulates to suit his individual purposes. The natural imprecision of the hand when outlining geometric forms has become his signature throughout an adventure of creating lines and forms that are never flawless nor identical. The refreshing novelties and humorous nuances in his work are combined with naïve bravura and a sharp focus on abstractions that hold critical and progressive threads beneath their surface layer of aesthetic pleasure. He is a member of the Black Hole Generation, known for adopting the tools of visual culture to formulate a critical commentary on the state of the world.


Works are held in the following collections:
– Havrlant Art Collection, Prague
– Fait Gallery, Brno


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)

LETO is closed till November 13 due to technical reasons