What do you imagine when you hear WILDERNESS or THE WILD? What picture would you draw or paint if someone asked you to draw wilderness or the wild? If it was completely up to your imagination would you come up with something beyond wild nature and animals?
On Tuesday night I visited a very interesting exhibition opening called DIVOČINA. That is a Czech word for wilderness or the wild. It was organised by Got neighbours, a civic association dealing in animation, film and art took place in Vnitroblock in Prague 7. This is what they say about themselves: “We started as a group of friends in the area of classic animation in Zlín and in Prague, we have found people with a similar creative attitude and we do our best to contribute to current cultural events.”
In this exhibition, both, established and aspiring artists were showcasing their work. Each artist created a triptych, a three-panel piece of art, drawings, paintings, installations with this one theme: Wilderness. Having many different artists working on the same topic resulted in an amazing variety of interpretations and artwork. My favourite piece was by Pavla Dudová. It was a translucent image of three animals from the jungle, made by lots of small colourful translucent triangles. The picture was hanging in a window so that the light could be coming through it from the outside and the images and colours would become alive. I loved this artwork because it was a great idea how to work beautifully with colours and light. The picture would certainly transform your room!
And last but not least discovery of mine was a new colouring book. How has followed my recent activity knows that colouring book is something I have been working on for a while myself. So naturally, I was curious about this one. It was called a HORROR COLOURING BOOK. The book was created by a group of artists, professionals as well as enthusiasts, each contributing with one illustration. It was handmade, pages were sewn together by strings. Each copy had a different colourful drawing on the cover. Well done, I say 🙂
So I am off to work on my new paintings and illustrations now. Have a great day! 🙂