Josef Luňáček (1965)
I am not Pollock
“Everything has its own place. Everything has its own time. It is as if someone else guided our movements. I always know exactly which colour to grasp, how to dilute it and where to apply it on the canvas.” At least some sentences from the personal statements of Josef Luňáček.
Everything happened during the last two years with a mixture of excitement and satisfaction aroused by the potential achievements of colours trickling down on the canvas. Josef had not yet finished one painting and he already knew what would be on the next three.
His colleagues compare him with Jackson Pollock (1912-1956). However, Josef Luňáček had not heard about the American artist and his surrealist theory of psychic automatisms before. Today he has learned more about him and he knows that when he looks at Pollock, he is almost looking at himself. The same facial expression, similar gestures, similar technique – and canvas surfaces. Modesty is and is not adequate. They did not know about one another. They met at a different time and in a different place. It is their work, springing from respect and humbleness, which connected them.
Josef Luňáček is a member of the Union of Artists of the region of Olomouc. He exhibits his work in Olomouc and Prague. His large paintings decorate the premises of public buildings (Olomouc), he figures in private collections.
Ivo Barteček / curator
26. 2. - 24. 3. 2015
Latin Art Gallery
Jungmannova 17/3, 110 00 Praha 1