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Václav Bláha


Václav Bláha was born on 1 April 1949 in Prague. He graduated from the Václav Hollar School of Art (1964-1968)
and then from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague (1968-1974), where he attended the monumental painting studio
of Professor Paderlík.

In his works, he works mainly with light and shadows, using part of his inspiration from the actual environment
surrounding him. In the works of Václav Bláha, you can often encounter structural painting, which is one of his
favorite techniques. The central motif of Bláha's work is the human figure and space, the situation of man
in the community and in complete solitude.

Bláha is one of the co-founders of the free group 12/15 Late but Still (founded in 1987), which brings together
artists who entered the art scene in the 1970s during the unfavorable period of normalization.

Bláha has been exhibiting since 1973 and his works have been shown in the United States, Finland, Germany,
Slovakia, Denmark, Austria, England, France and the Netherlands. In the Czech Republic, his works are represented,
for example, in the National Gallery in Prague, the Alš South Bohemian Gallery in Hluboká nad Vltavou
and the Central Bohemian Region Gallery in Kutná Hora.

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