Daniel Pešta: White Gallery, Litomysl
White Gallery, Litomysl, Czech Republic
Daniel Pešta – Nocturnal Head Records
June 12 – September 30, 2016
The terrifying and enchanting objects of Daniel Pešta in Venice
At the prestigious Personal Structures exhibition, the Czech Republic is represented by Daniel Pešta and his projects entitled Annunciation and Nocturnal Head Records.
Interview: Daniel Pešta
Nocturnal Head Records
I have been working on the open cycle of assemblages entitled “Nocturnal Head Records” continuously since 2012, deliberately choosing formats which allow me to accumulate as much energy as possible in a minimum of space.
When I think about it, I never wanted to do anything else in my life but art. In my mind, I have always been in some kind of “visual fantasy”. I can say that my inner mental space has always played out through a visual perception of the world…
I am a Gypsy, and you?
The purpose for painting the cycle of 27 portraits of Romany children emerged during the preparation for shooting the videoart “I WAS BORN IN YOUR BED” which addresses a Roma issue. All the children in the portraits are part of the Association of Roma Citizens of Lysá nad Labem in the Central Bohemia District of the Czech Republic. This grouping could well form a notional Roma class in a school in which “problem” Roma children are kept separate from “non-problem pupils “