Jakub Hosek – Sad Redux O-Grapher
Jakub Hošek draws upon a wide range of influences and inspiration, both contemporary and historical, when constructing his paintings. Made using acrylic paint, applied meticulously onto canvas using hand cut stencils of masking tape, Hošek’s paintings have been described as being illustrative, appearing to describe a complex narrative in a single comic-strip-like frame. It is precisely this spirit of post-teenage Pop which informs Hošek’s strongly colored and, through its collage-like comic elements, deliberately naïve painting – stylish, cool, and technically perfect. The texts incorporated within his paintings are drawn from the predominantly contemporary post and punk-rock music that he listens to.