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Visiting artist Jan Pfeiffer

by Matthew Butler, on 03 December 2018 17:31:48 CET

Thursday 6 December 2018 | 6pm | Bishop's Court | Biskupsky Dvur 6

Visiting Artist events happen on Thursdays at Bishop's Court, the college's studio space in Prague 1. All are welcome to attend. 

Jan Pfeiffer has mastered various media, indulging in video, photography, animation, and drawing. Pfeiffer combines an analytical melancholic perspective to historical, political and sociocultural phenomena with a genuine fascination in mythological and religious symbolism.

The artist, however, does not choose his material according to its relevance in the historiographic discourse. He is primarily interested in the sometimes barely perceptible mechanisms and connotations that
co-create or surround the given historical or social moments.
Jan Pfeiffer
On the contrary, he explores the given mechanisms and connotations as results of a moment of initiation which triggers a historical or social movement.

The language employed by Pfeiffer to narrate the eclectic stories of his own reflection is abstract and often distinctively symbolic. However, it is still based on a human perspective that the artist employs both in his individual works and in the gallery context.
Jan Pfeiffer was born in 1984, and lives and works in Prague, Czech Republic.
Jan Pfeiffer