My work has from the beginning tackled themes linked to philosophical and psychoanalytical inquiries into the human mind and body, exploring the individual and collective soma and psyche and their diverse interconnections.
For some time, I have been developing my own specific technique using the primary elements of collage and assemblage.
A key element of my method is the use of printed transparencies. The first stage of my creative process consists of making, collecting and preparing primary materials, including my own paintings, photographs, texts, as well as materials collected from various sources, including cuttings and collages made from newspapers, books and magazines, part-completed crossword puzzles, texts, as well as various natural materials. This material is then scanned, and the resulting digital images are printed onto transparent sheets. These transparencies become one of my “input” materials, which I combine with other elements, including both figurative and abstract cardboard cut-outs, drawings, paintings. The first steps are random, spontaneous, absurd. After this experimental phase of my work, the next stage is very controlled and systematic, and the production of my final pieces requires its own process and step by step approach. My work is thus constantly balancing between freedom and restriction, chance and determination. In my Prague studio I now have hundreds of printed transparencies, which continue to inspire me, driving me to piece them together, i.e. make sense of them. Materials I prepare during the first-stage can sometimes also work as standalone artworks.
Another important component of my practice is the use of texts, whether excerpts from my own writings, mostly prose poetry, or from other sources ranging from seminal works of philosophy to banal supermarket brochures, which I fragment and deform in various ways depending on the nature of each piece. I use texts sourced from works in various languages, most often Czech and English, and sometimes make use of machine translations - some of the sense of the original is lost, some is warped, and entirely new and unexpected meanings emerge.