My paintings are visual impressions of meaningful places and memorable experiences.
My process consists of chiseling away from the initial memory until I reach a distilled abstraction. The emphasis is on keeping a balance between the overall impression and elaborate detail that brings the viewer added visual surprise and satisfaction. Most importantly I aim to communicate the emotional intention of a painting. For me it is the color interplay, its temperature and the overall harmony that elicit definite emotion.
Much of the inspiration in my work is drawn from the colors, light and patterns of the Tuscan landscapes that surround me; but it is certainly impacted by the baroque richness of my native Prague. My visual language has also been formed by my scientific background.
It fascinates me that scientists find the beauty of a mathematical formula sufficient reason to consider it a valid proof.
We painters also strive to achieve beauty, one that we consider an existential proof.