Psychological portrait of the anonymous person, perhaps we are looking at someone who is just waiting, or is waiting for the right moment to take action. The drama in this case is carried by a standing figure; there is a subtle reference to popular culture.
The objective is form in space (clothing, gesture, face...) contradicted by the uncertainty of the drama. All the required spatial propositions are there and also all the possible future spatial propositions are embedded in the object because any decision or correction taken in the future would relate in some way to the present state.
Today, with the overload of information, it would be a mistake to assume that an art objects are harder to read. Any confusion is not a result of the projection; it is a result of the misinterpretation of the projection. That is the case for both, the artist and the observer.
Courtesy of Larry Macdonald
Miroslav Kratky is a mechanical engineer turned artist, exhibiting his works across Australia since 1981. He was part of the Sunday afternoon TV show with Peter Ross, in November 1991. Miroslav has also been featured in the publications Top Draw and Artists Statement, won the first prize in the Faber-Castell Drawing Competition 1991 and was highly commended at the (John McDonald) Chromacryl Art Prize 1983.
40 x 15 x 10 cm
Judges of the 2014 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: Lisa Havilah (Director of Carriageworks), Justin Miller (International Art Advisor and former Chairman of Sotheby's Australia) and Gretel Packer (Arts Patron and Trustee of the Art Gallery of NSW).
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