• Jiri Ptacek

    Burgh Island
    Medium: Original Acrylic Painting Size: 500mm x 500mm Price: £595 REF: JPK07
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  • Jiri Ptacek
    Hope Cove
    Medium: Original Acrylic Painting Size: 520mm x 760mm Price: £645 REF: JPK03
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  • Jiri Ptacek Thurlestone
    Jiri Ptacek
    Thurlestone
    Medium: Original Acrylic Painting Size: 600mm x 800mm Price: £695 REF: JPK01
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  • Jiri Ptacek
    Burgh Island
    Medium: Original Acrylic Painting Size: 600mm x 800mm Price: £695 REF: JPK02
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  • Jiri Ptacek
    Burgh Island, Night Lights
    Medium: Original Acrylic Painting Size: 500mm x 750mm Price: £645 REF: JPK04
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  • Jiri Ptacek
    North Sands, Salcombe
    Medium: Original Acrylic Painting Size: 460mm x 500mm Price: £595 REF: JPK06
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  • Jiri Ptacek
    Thurlestone Rock
    Medium: Original Acrylic Painting Size: 900mm x 600mm Price: £745 REF: SOLD
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Artist Profile

Jiri was born in Prague in 1977 and showed a keen interest in painting at a very young age. After 4 years of private art lessons he was accepted into the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, where he studied for his Masterâ€ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢€Å¾Ã‚¢s degree in Fine Art, graduating in 2001. Exhibitions of Jiri's work have been held in Prague, extensively throughout the Czech Republic, and in Berlin.

Jiri works in various styles, using different themes to reflect the wonder and complexity of the world in which we live. His three collections to date ÃƒÆ’¢€Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¦

  • The Way Through The Darkness Partly inspired by Jiri's experience of living in Berlin as a teenager and by his fascination with the natural darkness of the night sky and its power to change the form of whatever is below it. Dark, both in theme and style, these almost monochromatic pictures capture a feeling of isolation and melancholy, focussing on industrial and urban landscapes, docks, or lonely and deserted shores.
  • Perfect World Collection Inspired by his travels to places such as the Dominican Republic, the Canary Islands, Brazil, California, and by his home in Devon. The images are beautiful, simple, and striking, using uncomplicated and positive themes to create a vision of a calm, peaceful, and an almost inhumanly perfect world.
  • Metamorphosis Collection Inspired by the fragility of life, the inevitability of change and Jiri's interest in the metaphysical. Painted with acryllics, ink and other media, the translucent water-colour effect creates an ethereal atmosphere, giving the subject matter a compelling multi-layered depth and mystery. The images explore the beauty of organic forms and natural forces, both large and small, through growth and decay.

Jiri feels an affinity with the work of British artist Anthony Garratt and Norwegian artist Ørnulf Opdahl.

His main studio is in Prague, but he also works in the UK, which offers fantastic opportunities for painting coastline, sea and wild open landscapes such as Dartmoor.

Mayne Gallery, 14 Fore Street, Kingsbridge, South Devon, TQ7 1NY ...or call us on 01548 853 848