The bed as an object can sometimes appear to be the centre of human function. If our living space is limited to a small room, such as is the case in Jan Kostohryz' apartment, a bed can provide a spot not only for sleep or sensuality, but also for contemplation, dreaming, even work, or dinner.
Kostohryz perceives the importance of banality by processing narrative scenes depicting his peers in leisure situations. He then creates a kind of subjective documentation of his generation and surroundings. Sometimes in such a scene an insect, a spider in the tub, or a tick on one's back appear. The confrontation of a human with an insect then causes a disproportionate conflict between us and something to which we are usually able to pay only a moment of attention.
Jan Kostohryz is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts, where he studied at the studios of painting, graphics, and sculpture.