Michal Rezanka About
Born in totalitarian communist Czechoslovakia, already a visible visual art talent, the commies used to send me to to special art school after regular school...
Family emigrated, first 2 years in Stockholm...ah those eternal dark winters, and then off to America, classic emigre style, 9 days by boat, entering NY around the Statue of Liberty.
Attended to SUNY at Stony Brook at the time Gov. Rockefeller wanted to make it the Berkeley of the east and was dumping huge amounts of money and talent. Studied engineering and fine art with some biggies, Robert White, Mel Pekarsky, art history with Donald Kuspit and Lawrence Alloway (termed the phraze POP art), and philosophy of art with Victorino Tejera, who roomed with the Beats when in Columbia and wrote one of the best art criticism books "Art and Human Intelligence".
After school wavered between tech and art, worked 7 years at the Tallix Art Foundry where we did work for Frank Stella, DeKooning, Nancy Graves, Jeff Koons and the like, and since sculpture is time consuming, got to know them on a personal level
Lived 3 years in Seattle until Kurt spilled his brains on the sidewalk, worked for Greenpeace a roadied for all girrrl punk bands. 7YearBitch, L7 etc...what fun...
Returned to the Czech Republic in 1997, became part of the legendary Terminal Bar.
Work mostly in web related fields, but tired of how big corps took it over, so re-evolving my creative interests.
My work is very expressive, although hard to specifically pinpoint, eros and the female form, as well as playing with the borders of things is my main interests...the border between landscape/abstract, erotica/porn, depiction/interpretation.
Works in private collections worldwide, looking for a gallery or rep in the EU now.
- Podskalska 6
- Praha 2
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