Private Contemporary Art Tour
Four Seasons Hotel Prague has created a unique private tour for those who love contemporary art and would like to explore the Czech art scene. In cooperation with the local The Chemistry Gallery, Four Seasons offers an opportunity to meet young, talented Czech painters in their private ateliers.
The ateliers are selected based on guests’ style preferences and interests. Four Seasons and The Chemistry compiled a list of talented artists representing various techniques and design – from classical, abstract and figurative through to graffiti.
Petr Zezula, chef concierge at Four Seasons Hotel Prague, says: “The possibility to meet local painters in their ateliers and talk about their work is definitely a unique and memorable experience. After experiencing the tour myself and listening to artists talking about their work, what motivates them and how they are expressing themselves on canvas, I was amazed and saw the art with different eyes. I would recommend this tour not only to art lovers but also to guests who might want to learn about art in general. Moreover, it is a perfect way to relax your mind and focus only on something beautiful.”
The three-hour tour includes visits to three ateliers, limousine transfers and a private guide from The Chemistry gallery, and is priced at EUR 300. Visits to the ateliers are by appointment only and based on availability. For more information, please contact the Hotel directly.
About the Artists
Jakub Švéda first appeared on the contemporary art scene in 2000. His work is characterized by various linguistic codes that combine, confront and interlace. One of these was derived from the digital imaging of the internal structure of the body used in modern medicine, while another referenced the world of contemporary design and visual communication using various logotypes, pictograms and short texts in typical advertising fonts.
Václav Misař, a graduate of the studio of Jiri Sopek of Prague’s Academy of Fine Arts, arranges his pictures in a way that strengthens the visual whole – dramatizing the inner display of painting convention and provoking our experience, awareness and imagination, thereby strongly engaging our sensory perception. The colour composition of the pictures itself awakens certain feelings and inspires reminiscences. In these new pictures, Misař concentrates primarily on the architecture and atmosphere of the picture and in this he sees an affinity with musical composition.
Lucie Skřivánková is a graduate of the Academy of Graphic Art in Prague and the studio of Michael Rittstein. She displays superior works on the frontier between realistic architectural imagery and abstractly reached specific expressive rhythmic compositions, of time and using multiple perspectives. In her canvasses she is projecting her unrepeatable fragmented views that are anchored into her memory onto the architectural spaces and urban neighbourhoods that shape and mark her living space and personal experience.
Zdeňek Trs is a graduate of the Academy of Graphic Art in Prague, and the studio of classical painting of Professor Zdenek Beran. His canvasses carry predominantly figurative motifs and he casually plays with characters in his works. Zdenek is lining up to be one of the best young figuralists of the contemporary artistic scene.
Tomáš Němec is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, from the studio of Michael Rittstein. Němec’s work is marked by characteristic painting gestures, which spring up from the dialogue of his own painter’s vision and the history of painting art. A fascination with the iconic character Edith Piaf on the one hand and a diary of notes of everyday scenes on the other bear signs of this confrontation.