Bio

*1988 Plzeň (CZ)

Education

2012 – 2014 Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, Drawing Studio / Jiří Petrbok School
2011 – 2012 The Royal Drawing School, London
2007 – 2011 Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, Printmaking Studio II / Vladimír Kokolia School

Symposiums

2019 Štkaní, Art Symposium, Kutná Hora
2015 XV. Symposium of Contemporary Art Jenewein – Kutná Hora

Collections

COLLETT Prague, Munich (DE)
Collection of Rober Runták (CZ)
Collection of Galerie Felixe Jeneweina (CZ)
Pekelné saně (CZ)
Artothek of the Moravian Gallery in Brno (CZ)
Artothek of the City of Pilsen (CZ)
and other private collections in the Czech Republic, Germany, Switzerland, France, England, USA, Canada

Solo exhibitions

2020 Red Bush, Nau Gallery, Prague
Nueva vida, Galerie Art space NOV, Pardubice

2019 Paintings, Galerie Prostor 228, Liberec

2016 Dark Night of the Soul, Galerie Vyšehrad, Prague
In Fact, Gelerie ve věži, Planá u Mariánských Lázní
Hidden Events, Nau Gallery, Prague

2014 Extrospection, Galerie Fotografic, Prague

2013 Old kids, Nau Gallery, Prague
No Dilemma, Festival Fluidum: Endgame 4, Galerie K4, Prague
Matěj the Dreamer, Galerie Fotografic, Prague

2012 Possibility of the Sheep, MU koncept, Prague

2010 Berlin: Hauptstadt der DDR, Galerie 35m2, Prague

2009 Irresistibility, Mad Bar, Prague
I don’t see to your window, Galerie Sam 83, Česká Bříza

Group exhibitions

2020 Open Lines, s Martinem Matouškem, Galerie Felixe Jeneweina, Kutná hora

2019 Introspection and Extrospection, s Davidem Kolovratníkem, Jan Čejka Gallery, Prague
Flying Inn, Pragovka Gallery, Prague

2018 Women, s Lenkou Chánovou, Atrium na Žižkově, Prague
The Mechanism of Imagination, Galerie U Betlémské kaple, Prague
TROJ, s Petrem Malinou a Pavlem Šmídem, Nová galerie, Prague
Post Rubbish, Pragovka Gallery, Prague

2017 Sphere of Impact, s Lenkou Chánovou, The White Room, Prague
With Wings, Pragovka Gallery, Prague

2016 Rituals, Múzeum Vojtecha Löfflera, Košice

2015 Exhibition of the works from XV. Symposium of Contemporary Art Jenewein – Kutná Hora, Galerie Felixe Jeneweina, Kutná Hora

2014 Graduates AVU, Veletržní palác, Praha
13. edition of Art Prague, Kafkův dům, Praha
A time for dreams, 4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, MMOMA, Moscow

2013 Flat or non-flat, Galerie AVU, Prague

2012 Drawing exhibition, R.D.S Gallery, London

2010 You can live with me sometime, s Martinem Heroldem, Galerie AVU, Prague
Nearby, at a distance, se Světlanou Khaleckajou, Galerie Vyšehrad, Prague

2009 Bedtime, s Michalem Pěchoučkem, Galerie výtvarného umění Cheb

2008 Scandal, výstava ateliéru Vladimíra Kokolii, Galerie Sýpka, Valašské Meziříčí

2007 Road 32, Galerie Sam 83, Česká bříza

 

Two important aspects reveal in the paintings and drawings by Ondřej Roubík that make his work authentic, attractive and original. The first is a inclination to traditional painting techniques characterized by a kind of conscious archaicity and a tendency towards romantic, symbolist and realistic historicalisms, but also to Mannerism awareness. The certainty of the drawing composition is suitably complemented by a saturated darker color scheme enhencing the psychology of the painting as well as the smooth painting style. The second aspect of author´s work is the focus on model and portrait; on the figure/s in the foreground that define/s its/their psychological aura. The surroundings of the subject are not very narrative, on the contrary. The author often suffices with a modest extras (path, cloud, object, wall, horizon, window, flower, canvas, toy, etc.), however, it works as a subliminal cue for differently developing associations. Sometimes the author deliberately break the pressure of realism with his tense prosaicism (Man, 2009) when he add a metaphysical inappropriateness into a visual situation, such as a floating figure (Brighton, 2012), nimbus (Big Day, 2013) or scale anagram (Aries, 2009; (2009). Despite the descriptive form of Roubík´s paintings, we can never be quite sure where their author actually draws us through the visuality and narrativity.

Petr Vaňous, curator