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Author's word

"My opinion, my conviction, is that in his work an artist should give an account of himself, and of the time and place he inhabits. The artist should reveal the pretence (or lies) of the establishment, unmasking what is happening to man a showing how man is manipulated and dehumanized. The artist should present an account of the soul of his contemporary."

"In my work you can find of the human face, plading hands, raw hands. For me, the symbol is a way of expressing the age in which I live, the place where I live. The human face is my symbol. The human face with its lips stuck together, the human face disappearing in torn scraps of paper."

"One's situation in life, albeit a tragic one, never lack a touch of humour. Happy Kiddies in a Little Box, Coditioned Reflex Drill and Happy Birthday to You."

© 1997 Oldrich Kulhanek, ArtForum / ICZ a.s.
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