Mar 08 2022
May 28 2022
Juraj Kollár: En Plein Air

Juraj Kollár: En Plein Air

Presented by Rosenbaum Contemporary at Rosenbaum Contemporary

Juraj Kollár: En Plein Air will feature new abstract landscape paintings by Slovakian artist Juraj Kollár, who was dubbed “the most naturally gifted and pertinacious painter of his generation” and “the central figure of young…contemporary painting in Slovakia” by art historian Katarina Bajcurová. The paintings were completed during the pandemic last year and reflect a new direction for Kollár.

“I am following the sound of water in the lake and cicadas in the forest and the scent of the wind,” Kollár said. “It is a healing impetus where I can cross a post-pandemic feeling and make my private space vibrate with joy. When I paint my brain must be fully occupied by something other than painting. What you see is the mixture of disturbing moments, which actually make life authentic. Behavior of the color and the process of painting itself remain a part of the existence and being as such. What I am adding into this movement is the atmosphere. My expression always relates to my way of keeping love and hope in my heart.”

Kollár uses various methods to distort images and create abstraction. Some works are painted through breeze block walls, either through an existing wall or one that he creates in the environment. The resulting effect breaks the scene into multiple abstract components that, together, form a cohesive whole. Kollár’s pixelated pictures, a cross between pointillism and impressionism, incorporate construction netting, either painted through and removed or painted on and left in place, which has the effect of supporting the paint, enabling him to apply much more pigment than could be supported by the canvas alone.

Kollár’s work can be found in the collections of the Slovak National Gallery and the National Gallery in Prague and have been exhibited in prestigious art fairs including Art Cologne and SP-Arte.

Admission Info

Free Admission

Dates & Times

2022/03/08 - 2022/05/28

Location Info

Rosenbaum Contemporary

150 Yamato Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431