2020: Jan Kostohryz

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.


Klíště, 2018
Klíště, 2018
Klíště, 2019
Klíště, 2019
Klíště, 2017
Klíště, 2017
Klíště, 2018
Klíště, 2018
Komár u bazénu, 2018
Komár u bazénu, 2018
Mravenci ve spacáku, 2020
Mravenci ve spacáku, 2020
Můra na obrazovce, 2019
Můra na obrazovce, 2019
Můra v kuchyni , 2019
Můra v kuchyni , 2019
Postel, 2020
Postel, 2020
Pavouk na stěně, 2016
Pavouk na stěně, 2016
Pavouk ve vaně, 2017
Pavouk ve vaně, 2017