Honza Zamojski and the artists of the Black Hole Generation (David Krňanský, Martin Lukáč , Julius Reichel) take a similar approach to their respective artwork, all the while through different media. Their works come together as a synesthetic presentation of various analyses of a given subject – one that arises out of a highly intuitive and personal world-view. In the case of Honza Zamojski, the first intuitive sketch takes on the characteristics of sculpture, as it becomes an object that opens up a dialogue with architecture. The members of BHG construct painting installations that frequently creep beyond the stiff borders of the canvas and its frame.
Zamojski’s work, entitled “Two Retired Eggs” was part of the solo show Four Eggs Theory, exhibited at the FUTURA gallery in Prague in 2015. Several months before the show, he had held a series of workshops with students of the Academy of Architecture and Design in Prague (UMPRUM). David Krňanský, Martin Lukáč , Julius Reichel were among the students taking part the series.
b.1981, lives and works in Poznan. Artist, designer, book publisher and also a curator who incorporates a wide array of media – from illustration, through sculptural drawings to infographics taken from the corporate world, and poetry as well. This mixed bag reflects perfectly the wide spectrum of his interests, rooted in a fundamentally utopian desire to order and understand the universe all around. Honza Zamojski creates narratives which, when considered from afar, build a universal, multilayered world based on a philosophy of agnosticism and the energy of the perpetuum mobile. Minimalist in form, rich in symbolism, his abstract compositions and figurative representations come together as a visual language that is governed by its own grammatical structure and format. What welds together some of these seemingly divergent elements is a sense of humor about the world and his own place within it. Zamojski is the author of over a dozen books and the recipient of grants from the Polish Ministry of Culture and the Visegrad Fund. His work has been shown at solo and group shows in Poland and abroad, including the Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Foksal Gallery, Morsbroich Museum and the Andrew Kreps Gallery in New York. He’s presented his lecture on self-publishing, titled “How it’s Made”, at the Centre Pompidou, MoMA Library and Printed Matter New York.
He studied at Jiri Kovanda’s studio. His works have been shown on several solo exhibition in prominent galleries around Prague and abroad. David works in particular with backgrounds and naive line that creates a specific notion of minimalistic atmosphere in his paintings.
This year Lukac will graduate from UMPRUM. He was also studying in Kosice and Leipzig. Winner of Critics’ Prize 2016. His works are majorly based on dialog with tradition; in particular with socialist realism and post-war abstract painting. Ardent basketball player.
He used to be an active graffiti writer which still has its influence on his urge to work in public realm. The perpetual student who is going to graduate from painting at UMPRUM this year. He treats painting as an object and extends the definition of both of them. Follower of the maxim ‘before you will get to one’s merits you have to try it a number of time’.