Zdenek Janda

Words from the artist:

I create not for an admiration of the past, but for then fullfillment of desiring the creation of something eternal in this hastily changing world. This creation will resist the influence of time, opinion and technology. I create intimate works forming their own world by using only the imagination. Silence in the middle of noise.

About technique:

I adapted medieval painting recipes from Cenino Cenini (II Libro dell Arte, 1437) and applied them to the detailed execution of my work. With modern materials I completed the technical aspects of the artwork were it would be most effective.

The frame provides the psychological distance by surrounding the picture. Consequently, the frame protects the soft painting in the middle with its massiveness physically. From the very beginning, my intention was to create a unique frame for every picture, and after several failed attempts from specialists, I came up with the conclusion that I must create the whole frame by myself. Only the artist by himself can, if he is capable, complete the unity of his work. Into the frame I enclosed not only various shapes and kinds of wood, stone and other natural materials connected to the pictures, but I also enclosed my careful artwork and my own personal fantasy.

The final product comes after many hours of demanding work. The entire procedure of production has been repeated eighteen times, and as a result, mechanically reliable and original frames have been produced as a necessary supplement to the art.

Zdenek Janda