Mirror Images and Identity
April 30, 2014
Work by intriguing, non-conformist contemporary Czech artist Jiri David is on show in a new exhibition at the Le Guern gallery in Warsaw.
David made a name for himself with a series of photographs he took 1990-1995 entitled Hidden Image, featuring portraits of celebrities that take one side of their face and use its mirror image for the other half. He produced two portraits of his subjects: one composed of the right side of their face and its mirror reflection, and the other of the left side with its mirror image. The portraits appear to show two difThe Warsaw exhibition, entitled ...Timeless Time = Nothing Actually Happens!, spans several decades and is the first time work by David is being shown in Poland.
David was a precursor of Czech post-conceptual art. He likes to toy with symbols and themes, redefining and reinterpreting the ambiguity of time, reality and consciousness. A versatile artist, David pursues painting, photography, installation and video art.
Until May 31; Le Guern Gallery; 8 Widok St.;www.gallery.leguern.pl