Atrium na Žižkově

7pm - 11pm



Michal Škapa (CZ)

Michal Škapa is the crucial person of the Prague streetart scene. He works with diverse media and forms from murals, through airbrush figurative compositions to the site-specific installations and objects. He has exhibited in numerous prestigious galleries and represented the Czech Republic also at the exhibition EXPO 2010 in Shanghai. Michal Škapa has already worked several times with the light medium. He created a series of pictures with concentric circle with neon elements. Apart from that, he worked with optical fibres that he installed to the edge of canvas.

A human silhouette, human skeleton, nervous system and metaphorically also human body and soul reveals from the darkness. With his object, Michal Škapa follows up to the history of the Atrium in Žižkov, the tragic periods of plagues and wars and the citizens clinging to belief.

Luminosity in neon tubes highlights the gas that serves for Michal Škapa as a metaphor for an invisible soul of the place.

Use of neon tubes is a follow up to the acclaimed author’s artwork in which he interconnects painting and neon in one unity. Apart from that, he refers to a strong tradition of neon signs without which we cannot imagine Prague at the times of the first republic.

The installation at the Atrium premises is accompanied with the object Flag which is a small contribution to the 100th anniversary of the Czech Republic.

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