The idea of a line as a link between the materialization of an object in space and time is central to Radek Štencl’s paintings.
Štencl moved into a career as a professional painter after diverse and long career in the information services industry. He worked in Prague, London and later on all continents of the world during the period. Today he works in a studio in Brno, Czech Republic. Perhaps that is why Štencl’s position is unique in a sense he is able to project logical principles that unite people all over the world, while taking into account psychology and patterns of human behavior into his works.
From a young age, Štencl created drawings and paintings in a three-dimensional view and was interested in the human beings essence, not limited to it. He practiced painting as a hobby for years, experimenting with artistic processes, compositions and media. When turned 45, all the experience and knowledge achieved a synergy and it gave rise to the Liquid Line paintings series.
Štencl can intuitively use the line as a basic structural element of paintings, connecting a strictly logical relationship between parts of objects in time and space to the edge of abstraction, using his unique and distinctive visual language.
The exhibition of paintings from the Liquid Lines series can be seen at Cafe Era in Brno, Czechia, from September 2 to October 30, 2022.
Radek Štencl (born 1977) is a Czech contemporary painter who openly calls himself a “voracious observer”. He refers to his desire to absorb as many layers of life as possible. His works depict objects in their many layers, which the line connects in time and space.
His earlier works depicted scenes seen through the eyes of animals, tested the technique of drawing, painting and experimented with composition.
Radek previously focused on career with technology companies. He graduated from Masaryk University in 2020, and subsequently devoted entirely to creative work in the fields of art, architecture, film, design and sustainable business projects and agriculture.
Radek has had several solo exhibitions in London and the Czech Republic, and his works can be found among local and foreign collectors.
Bc, Masaryk University, Brno, Czechia
Fluid Lines, Cafe Era, Brno, 2022
From a man to a beast, Ateliér Hlohová, Brno
Initiation, Galerie Pod Petrovem, Brno
Offloading, Stoke Newington, London, UK
France24 The Observers newspaper and television
Brno television – talkshow interview
"The essence of life can be found in the essence of oneself, and there is no other way to zoom in than through sincere thoughts and actions. Art allows me to get one step closer to these unattainable ideals."
— Radek Štencl