This piece of work is a pure ‘coincidence’. I was supposed to attend an art fair in London,
where the smallest allowed canvas size was 150 cm x 180 cm. Which meant painting on the
largest-ever canvas in my life, and I said yes! Without a doubt.
That was almost 3 years ago, and at that time, my personal
and professional life did not allow me to attend the fair. The
canvas staid unused, abandoned in my home, for nearly two
One nice sunny afternoon I decided to give it a start. My
mother who is very romantic at heart, saw in the first strokes: a
pond with ducks. There isn't anything I would not do for my
mother, I was jokingly thinking to myself, but the vision of the
painting took on a life of its own.
It is a common custom with me that I never plan. I let myself to
get carried away with the strokes, dots and colours, and in
several weeks I could see the Scarabeus vision, imprinting itself on the canvas. All of this
unraveled in the open space of the garden, admits the grass, surrounded by high trees, in
the highest possible state of creative bliss.
During the process, the painting was continuously visited by different insects and bugs, and
when it was drying out during the night, our cats walked on it, adding their own addition to
my very precise circles.
The Scarabeus is a strong symbol for me. It is a connection to Egypt, that I feel quite
strongly around me, ever since my early childhood. I'm thankful for it to come to me in this
PRICE 60.000 CZK / 2.400 €, Acrylic on canvas, 150 x 180 cm
Authored Replica (print on canvas):
120 x 100 cm 8.800 CZK / 350 €
67 x 80 cm 4.800 CZK / 190 €