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Laureate - 1995

Petr Nikl

Born in 1960

Education
1981-1987 Academy of Fine Arts in Prague
2004 Ecole supérieure des beaux-arts, Marseille, France

Petr Nikl is a fundamental phenomenon of the Czech art scene. His creative activities have always transcended the personality of a painter, as he is active as an actor, singer, puppeteer, writer and performer. At the turn of the 1990s, he was member of the legendary Tvrdohlaví group, he is founder of the theatre ensemble Medehaha, he was behind the collective exhibition Nests of Games in Prague’s Rudolfinum Gallery in 2000 and has represented Czech Republic at EXPO 2005 in Aichi, Japan. Often returning to the world of childhood, Nikl’s paintings depict a confrontation of innocence and the discovery of identity, representing a parable of a world which was forced to stop working with utopian visions and enter the stage of adulthood. Even the form of Nikl’s paintings dwells in the stage of innocence, while their perfect aesthetic retains their peculiar secret.

Web: http://www.petrnikl.cz/