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Petr Holeček acquired the basics of sculpting at the Faculty of Education of the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice. It seems that his stay in Ireland, where he lived for a long time, had a major influence on his independent work. On the one hand, he was influenced by the local art, and even more so, apparently by the atmosphere of life there. The inclination towards figurative sculpture corresponds to the author’s vision of the world. He boldly tries to use the material and technological processing of his unique ideas. The closest orientation for his work is expressive expression, which suits the choice of subjects of a symbolic nature. However, it seems more like a playful concept of expression than a thoughtful presentation of ideas. The sculptor deliberately avoids serious themes, although they also appear in his work. This choice allows him to humorously comment on life situations that accompany current human destinies.

Doc.PhDr. Jiří Šetlík,Csc.

small works

humans

animals

wall pieces

large works and commissions

The Journey
Approx 3 metre, bronze and polyester resin, Rakovnik, ČR

Maintenance
280Hx30x40cm, Bronze, cast for The Kildare Gallery, Irl

Qwak
Approx 4 metre, Steel Construction and Epoxy Resin, Botanic Garden in Prague, ČR

Funfair Day
110Hx90x50cm, Bronze, Private Collection

Meerkat
Bronze on natural stone, private commission

Ivo Geringer burial cross
Bronze, Bystřice Town Cemetery, ČR

Origami 1200 BC
155Hx190x90cm, Corten steel, Private Collection

Quack Quack
Approx 5 metre, Steel Construction and Polyester Resin, Galerie Golf Hostivař, Prague, ČR

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Arthouse Hejtmánek, galerie a aukční dům

VEČERNÍ AUKCE 2023

Nastávající aukce
07. 12. 2023  |  18:00

Srdečně Vás zveme na předaukční výstavu trvající od 27.11. do 6.12. Otevřeno denně od 11 do 18 hodin. Najdete nás na adrese: Goetheho 17/2 na Praze 6 – Bubenči.

Habánská keramika, Vojkůvka i Holeček

Aukci si nenechají ujít ani sběratelé habánské a holíčské keramiky vyvolávané v rozmezí 10 000 až 35 000 korun.

K výrazným položkám patří obraz Kočičí hra (1981) od naivistického malíře Libora Vojkůvky, jenž plátno ze zadní strany obdařil ironickým nápisem „Ani řetěz zlé mravy nenapraví“. Také Vojkůvka zaznamenal svůj autorský rekord právě u Hejtmánků. Jeho svéráznou Kočičí hru nyní licitátor nabídne od 220 000 korun.

Současné umění zastupuje Ivan Exner s dílem Zátiší s novinami, pomeranči a rybami (2007) s vyvolávací cenou 120 000 korun a Petr Holeček svými dvěma rozměrnými plastikami. Tou první je kortenové Origami 1200 BC (2023), druhé dílo nazvané Cestou z poutě (2023).

Aukce tradičně nabídne také bohatou kolekci nábytku z dob od 17. po 20. století. Dražit se budu rovněž významné sochy a výjimečné orlojové stojací hodiny (od 500 000 korun). V nabídce jsou i skleněné objekty z 20. a 21. století autorů jako Oldřich Plíva, Rony Plesl a další.

Těšíme se na Vás! Váš Tým Arthouse Hejtmánek

biography

1976Born in Benesov, Czech Republic
1996-2000Pedagogical Faculty, specialized in Art and Civic Education at University in Ceske Budejovice
2003Drawing Studies, National Gallery of Ireland
2004-2009Art Assistant in Studio of Patrick O`Reilly in Dublin
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2023when…, Galerie Moderna, Praha, Czech Republic
2023Neighbours, Galerie Toyen, Praha, Czech Republic (with Premek Ponahly)
2020Close the Door from Outside and Come in again, Museum of Art, Benesov, C R
2019Don´t Push the River it Flows Itself, Galerie Moderna, Praha, Czech Republic
2018A Lonely Impulse of Delight, Kildare Gallery, Carton House, Ireland
2016Last Night I Dreamt I Was a Butterfly, Galerie Moderna, Praha, Czech Rep.
2013Bronze and Paper, Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda, Ireland (with Marie-L. Martin)
2012I Want, I Want…, Senate PČR, Praha, Czech Republic
2011Sculptures, Mill Cove Gallery, Castletownbere, Ireland
2011Stories, Kino na granicy, Zamek Cieszyn Gallery, Cieszyn, Poland
2010Sochy, Rabas Gallery, Town Hall, Rakovnik, Czech Republic
2009Encounter of Pecuniary Kind, Museum of Art, Benesov, Czech Republic
 SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2023Bloom, with The Kildare Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2022Sculpture in Context, National Botanic Garden, Dublin, Ireland
2021Tvar a prostor, Galerie Moderna, Praha, ČR
2020Sculpture in Context, National Botanic Garden, Dublin, Ireland
2019Kilkenny Arts Festival, Kilkenny, Ireland
2019Open Air Sculpture Exhibition, Kildare, Ireland
2019Skulpturensommers, Pirna, Germany
2009-2018Solomon Gallery, Easter Group Show, Dublin, Ireland
2017Objekt a plastika, Galerie Moderna, Praha, ČR
2014Symbioza, Galerie Moderna, Praha, ČR
2013-2019Vanishing Art, Carton House, Maynooth, Ireland
2013Sculpture at Lyons, Solomon Gallery, Ireland
2013Irish Sculpture Awards, Mill Cove Gallery, Ireland
2013Flight, Solomon Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2013Sculpture at Gormleys, Dublin, Ireland
2012Metamorfoza, Galerie Moderna, Prague, Czech Republic
2012Art in the Garden, Sculpture at the Culloden, Belfast, Northern Ireland   
2011Posdní sběr, Botanic Garden in Prague, Czech Rep.
2011Reverie, Group Sculpture Exhibition, Leinster Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
201110th Anniversary Exhibition, Mullan Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland
2011Art in the Garden, Gormleys Belfast Gallery, Northern Ireland
2010Reverie, Group Sculpture Exhibition, Leinster Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2009Spring Forms, Solomon Fine Art, Rathmore, Co. Kildare, Ireland
2009Sculpture at the Hallward, Hallward Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2008Midsummer Garden Sculpture Exhibition, Gormleys Dublin Gallery, Ireland
2008-2010CASe , Lavit Gallery, Cork, Ireland
2008-2012Annual St Patrick’s Day Sculpture Exhibition, Mullan Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland
2007RHA, 177th Annual Exhibition, Dublin, Ireland
2007Boyle Arts Festival, Boyle, Ireland
2006-2018Solomon Gallery, Christmas Group Show, Dublin, Ireland
2006-2009RUA, Annual Exhibition, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland
1998Museum of Art, Art Biennale, Benesov, Czech Republic
1996Museum of Art, Art Biennale, Benesov, Czech Republic
AWARDS
2022The Goodbody Outstanding Artist Award for Quack-Quack, Sculpture in Context, National Botanic Garden, Dublin, Ireland
2010Mill Cove Award at the 25th Sculpture in Context Exhibition, Dublin, Ireland
2006Gold Medal for the Best Work to an Artist up to 35 Years Old, Art Biennale, Benesov, Czech Republic
PUBLIC WORK
2019The Journey, Approx 3 metre, bronze and polyester resin, Rakovnik, ČR
2014Ivo Geringer burial cross, bronze, Bystřice Cemetery, ČR
2011Qwak, Approx 4metre long polystyrene and epoxy resin sculpture, National Botanic Garden in Prague