Snapshots of everyday life
Since the beginning, Černý has developed his artistic programme very consciously. One senses his urge for independence, for individual thought and reflection, but also for meditation. His powerful visual language is based on a clear, dramatic colour composition. Large formats take centre stage as they communicate his central themes (world-weariness mixed with a vehement determination) with great dynamism and strength. Here love meets suffering and pain, sexuality meets morality and permissiveness, closeness meets distance. In the sculptural work, Černý plays with the resistance and malleability, the warmth and coldness of the materials used. Behind all the monumentality and expressive directness, however, one always senses the artist's liveliness and sensitivity. The monumental, strong bronze, steel and wood sculptures appeal to several senses through their very special haptics. Every touch becomes a sensual pleasure, materially and symbolically.
Sonja Dolzer, Founder BURN-IN Gallery