Artists Presentation #2 - Ladislav Daněk, Rita Koszorús, Jakub Sýkora: Video

16 2 2023

Are you interested in art? Do you want to learn something about contemporary art? The lecture series with the artists themselves is the perfect opportunity to take a look under the hood of the art world, talk directly with the artists about their own work and spend an evening in a pleasant environment. There are no limits to creativity in asking questions, because it is thanks to the attention of the audience that works of art live the life they deserve.

The first presentation of the lecture series dealing with the presentation of contemporary artists featured a trio of artists - Ladislav Daněk, Rita Koszorús and Jakub Sýkora.




Ladislav Daněk

Ladislav Daněk (*1958, Přerov) studied Czech language and art education at Palacký University in Olomouc in 1977-1979. After two years of study he left his studies and until 1990 worked in various working-class professions and socialised with artists from the semi-official and unofficial scene. Since 1990, he has been a professional worker at the Museum of Art Olomouc - Museum of Modern Art and Central European Forum (SEFO), where he works as a curator of exhibitions and sub-collection of the collection of 20th and 21st century paintings. Between 1999-2009 he studied Theory and History of Fine Arts at the Faculty of Arts of Palacký University. Outside of his curatorial career, he is an art historian. With his paintings and drawings, he follows the geometric tendencies of the 1960s as well as a spiritually meditative work, or understanding art work as a kind of spiritual practice. In 1991-1998 he was a member of the Association of Olomouc Artists, in 1997-2005 of the Olomouc section of the Concretists' Club 2. Since 2012 he has been a member of the Concretists Club 3. His works are represented in Czech public collections as well as in private collections in the Czech Republic and abroad.


Rita Koszorús

Rita Koszorús (*1989, Bratislava) began her studies at the Josef Vydra University of Applied Arts in Bratislava. Subsequently, in 2008-2014 she studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava, first at the Department of Free Graphic Art, later at the Department of Painting in the studio under the guidance of Prof. Daniel Fischer. In 2013, she completed an internship at the Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest in the studio under the guidance of Imre Bukta. She participated in several residencies abroad, for example in Berlin, Paris, Porto and Budapest. She actively presents herself in solo and group exhibitions at home and abroad. She has been a finalist four times in the Painting of the Year competition and once in the Novum Foundation competition. In 2021 she won first place in the VUB Painting of the Year competition. The artist is represented by VILTIN Gallery in Budapest. Rita Koszorús' works are in private and gallery collections.


Jakub Sýkora

Jakub Sýkora (*1984, Rakovník) studied in 2006-2012 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague (studio New Media II, Veronika Bromová; studio Painting I, prof. Jiří Sopko). In 2010 he spent a study stay at Satakunta University of Applied Sciences in Kankaanpää, Finland. In 2013 he was the winner of the Jan Zrzavý Prize and in 2014 he was a finalist of the Critics' Prize for Young Painting with Overlaps.