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15 Sep 2016 - 18 Sep 2016

DSC Gallery presents Václav Cigler, Jiří Černický and Ašot Haas at Start Art Fair

DSC Gallery is a privately owned gallery founded in 2009. The gallery owners have a great deal of experience in selling and investing in contemporary art, curating outdoor sculpture festivals, educational programmes for collectors and projects in support of talented artists both Czech and international. The gallery consults with top professionals – curators and art historians who conceptually participate in the curation of exhibitions and art publications. DSC Gallery acquires new talent and organises 6-8 exhibitions throughout the year. Exhibitions and gallery projects are often of controversial character, attracting attention of media and collectors. At this year's Start Art Fair they will present work by Václav Cigler, Jiří Černický and Ašot Haas.

Václav Cigler is one of the preeminent artists working in glass today . He is a master of the Czech glass movement for over 40 years and his innovations using optical glass have transformed the possibilities for the glass medium. His work focuses on the most essential forms - circles, spheres, cylinders, rectangular elements - in which brilliant reflections and refractions of light play on and through the pieces.

Jiří Černický
(1966) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, he holds the Soros prize, Jindřich Chalupecký Award and the October Salon award from Belgrade. He graduated from a number of study-abroad residencies, in Berlin, the USA and the Netherlands. Currently he is a professor of painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. Černický's work is full of creative transformations, extreme gestures and peculiar humor. In each of his works lies a strong story in level of content, but also on a level of finding adequate means of expression. Černický regularly participates in exhibitions in London, Berlin, Barcelona, ​​New York, Tokyo, Paris, Venice and Los Angeles. His work is represented in the National Gallery in Prague, Prague City Gallery and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Miami as well as in private collections worldwide. He recently had a solo exhibition at the start of this year in Gallery Rudolfinum in Prague. In the past, artists who have exhibited at Rudolfinum have included names such as Neo Rauch, the Chapman Brothers and Cindy Sherman. 

Ašot Haas (1981) is a Slovak artist who often works with the concept of optical illusions of objects giving the viewer a number of diverse ideas and encourages mutual communication. The viewer can enter into his works not only mentally, but physically, allowing them to transform. His works are unique in form, content and manner in which the boundaries of reality rather change the viewer's world. Through his works, the artist creates a new atmosphere, which changes every moment. In 2015 his work was exhibited in a group show in the highly prestige Maxxi Museum in Italy. In 2016 he will present his latest works on his second solo exhibition at DSC Gallery in Prague.

Opening times: 
Thursday  15, September, 2016, 11.00 hrs – 18.00 hrs
Friday 16, September, 2016, 11.00 hrs – 18.00 hrs
Saturday 17, September, 2016, 11.00 hrs – 18.00 hrs
Sunday 18, September, 2016, 11.00 hrs – 17.00 hrs
Tickets: http://startartfair.com/visitors/tickets

Click here to book your 2FOR1 Start Art Fair tickets.



Cover image: Václav Cigler, Clear Egg , 2011 (čiré optické sklo, 27x28x38 cm)

Asot Haas: Blob of paint, 2012, light object, plexi glass aluminium, 150 cm

Jiří Černický: Shipwreck 1, 2015, mixed media on canvas, 150-x-123-cm

Václav Cigler, reflective glass with fog glass




Start Art Fair, Saatchi Gallery, Duke Of York's HQ, King's Road, London SW3 4RY


From: 15 Sep 2016
To: 18 Sep 2016


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