Zdeněk Trs

(cze)

Zdeněk Trs is painter inspired by classical techniques in his work. Trs’s perfect painting aims at the geometry of objects. The meaning of moon crescent appearing in the series is based on Baroque iconography, and once used to express Immaculate Virgin Mary.Sun disc in the Egyptian mythology was a symbol of knowledge, depicted in combination with the Egyptian god of heaven, sun and light: Horus. By using these symbols Trs plays an enchanting, minimalistically perfect game that speaks a universal language. The morphology is created on geometric basis, complemented with volume using light and shadow. Be it demonstration of physical laws or expression of iconographic symbols, his shapes on canvas always look for an order in the movement of objects within given format, from which volume painting is born, feeling like an illusion. An illusion so universally coded that everybody is able to understand it.

Education:

2007–2010

  • Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, The School of Traditional Painting Techniques, Studio of Prof. Zdenek Beran

2004–2007

  • UMPRUM, studio Glass, prof. Vladimír Kopecký

2000–2004

  • Střední uměleckoprůmyslová škola Jablonec nad Nisou

Awards:

2015

  • CBM Art Prize – winner in the category over 30 years

Solo Exhibitions:

2015

  • AFTER REMBRANDT, National Gallery, Prague
  • CBM Art prize, Turin, Italy

2012

  • Vision, Michal`s Collec­tion, Prague

2011

  • Horizons, Dea Orh art gallery, Prague,

2008

  • Galerie V Kapli, Bruntál

2003

  • Hermes Gallery, Jablonec nad Nisou

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2015

  • CBM Art prize, Christine Park gallery, London, United Kingdom
  • The face of Pilsen, DEPO2015, Plzeň, Czech Republic
  • Et Cetera, muzeum MAXXI, Roma, Italy

2014

  • I LOVE LUCY, Galerie Sýpka, Valašské Meziříčí, Czech Republic
  • 22:22 2, The Chemistry Gallery, Prague
  • Lovely Weird Up Down, Czech Museum of Silver – Hrádek, Kutná Hora

2013

  • Amygdala, Galerie Budoart, Prague
  • Et Cetera, Italian Cultural Institute in Prague,Prague
  • 22:22, The Chemistry Gallery, Prague

2012

  • Paintomorrow, Okresní Vlastivědné Muzeum, Šumperk, Czech Republic
  • Česká malba 2012, Galerie Fontána, Piešťany, Slovakia

2011

  • Contemporary Czech Painting and Sculpture, Veletržní palác, Prague
  • Contemporary Czech Painting, Dea Orh art gallery, Prague
  • Preview, The Chemistry Gallery, Prague
  • Artbank l Kick off, Dvorak Sec Contemporary, Prague
  • 4, Kotelna Gallery, Říčany u Prahy

2010

  • Graduates AVU, National Gallery, Prague

2009

  • PAINt, Okresní Vlastivědné Muzeum, Šumperk, Czech Republic
  • Articulation, Galerie S.V.U Mánes Diamant, Prague

2007

  • Defenestration, Novoměstská radnice, Prague

2006

  • 1+2+8 Kopeckého škola, Galerie Deset, Prague
Zdeněk Trs
Zdeněk Trs

Zdeněk Trs

(01.05.1985)

*1985 born in Liberec, lives and works in Prague

Horus I, acrylic and oil on canvas, 140 x 110 cm, 2016 Immaculata I, acrylic and oil on canvas, 120 x 100 cm, 2016 Orion, acrylic and oil canvas, 120 x 160 cm, 2015 (private collection) Lens, acrylic and oil on canvas, 80 x 100 cm, 2015 (private collection) Staple, oil on canvas, 85 x 65 cm, 2010 (private collection)