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Patrik Proško in Thailand: An Artist On the Edge of Reality and Between the Worlds

Having travelled twenty-five thousand kilometres across Europe, Czech artist Patrik Proško is known to be the creator of nineteen large-scale realisations at unconventional locations set in the landscapes of eleven states ranging from Finland to Gibraltar, of which a selection was presented in an exhibition called On the Edge of Reality at the Illusion Art Museum Prague in the Czech Republic. The most remarkable, — cliff-hanging — adventurous, aspect of this exhibition was Proško’s painting on a melting iceberg (Svartisen), as well as one of his largest realisations: the thirty-metre-wide rock art at the northernmost point of mainland Europe, the Norwegian Nordkapp. A painter who paints on the edge and transports us to the brink of breathless reality, that is what one might think of Patrik Proško.

Source: www.prosko.cz

Having travelled twenty-five thousand kilometres across Europe, Czech artist Patrik Proško is known to be the creator of nineteen large-scale realisations at unconventional locations set in the landscapes of eleven states ranging from Finland to Gibraltar, of which a selection was presented in an exhibition called On the Edge of Reality at the Illusion Art Museum Prague in the Czech Republic. The most remarkable, — cliff-hanging — adventurous, aspect of this exhibition was Proško’s painting on a melting iceberg (Svartisen), as well as one of his largest realisations: the thirty-metre-wide rock art at the northernmost point of mainland Europe, the Norwegian Nordkapp. A painter who paints on the edge and transports us to the brink of breathless reality, that is what one might think of Patrik Proško.

 When it comes to a prolific artist whose cutting-(on-the)-edge artwork has been featured in the French Graffiti Art Magazine and the English LSD Magazine (London Street-Art Design), viewers’ attention is drawn to art in its “raw state”, pervading our everyday lives and transcending the highly stratified and organised world of our contemporary times. Since Proško works exclusively with biodegradable paint, mutability and transience are, in a unique way, translated from abstract notions to most tangible experiences.

Now Patrik Proško’s creativity compass has led him to Asia. He is currently travelling across Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar, engaging in land art projects in each country he visits. And what a treat for people living in Thailand to know that Proško’s project called Intermundia, a selection of artworks created across Europe and Asia, will be featured at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) from 17 November to 30 November 2018!

The Czech Embassy in Bangkok, therefore, cordially invites you to the Intermundia Exhibition Opening Ceremony, which will be held at BACC on Saturday 17 November 2018 at 18.00 hrs. The exhibited images, which are part of the project named Journey to ARTASIA, will also be available for purchase. It costs 6,000 THB minimum for one installation item.  Proceeds will go to charity in the form of material assistance to children and adults affected by unexploded ammunition in Laos and now living in poverty. Purchased works can be collected at the Czech Embassy in Bangkok (Address: 71/6 Ruam Rudee, Soi 2, Ploenchit Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330) after the exhibition has ended.

Those who wish to make donations or purchases can contact Mr Tomáš Ledajaks at 0841915440 or tomledy@gmail.com. Please kindly provide us with your contact information as the organisers will afterwards send photographs taken at the donation ceremony to all donors and purchasers.


Assistant Professor Verita Sriratana, PhD
Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University