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Tomáš Hrůza – Přírodní motivy

Photography exhibition
26.1.19.2.
Sun 19.2. - 1:18

Tomáš Hrůza belongs to the most active student photographic atelier, FUUD UJEP in Ústí nad Labem. His project investigates the relationship between culture and nature, photographs taken from the position of technical images.

The artist has created for this exhibit large-format photographs of enlarged plants, plucked from their original natural context, and subjugated to a (pseudo) scientific process. The precision and beauty of the images of plants contrasts with an austere photographic approach.

The project consists of two parts: plants in their natural habitat, and their consequential "extraction" and "categorization." These two contradictory layers create a tension that shows us the a link to nature, ambivalent between a scientific approach and experience.

The cycle "Nature Motifs" is a further elaboration of an alternative model of inquiry on the relation between man and nature and simultaneously derives from the photographic tradition of artists of the past (Blossfeldt, Becher, et al.)

Hrůza created the entire exhibit in late 2005 and early 2005, comprising in all 20 photographs 80 x 130cm in size.

About the Artist 

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Tomáš Hrůza