Lukáš Machalický’s exhibited works have a formal and architectural purity that seems to preclude spontaneity or elements of chance. Deviations, volatility, ambiguity and system failure all play a key role in his art.
Lukáš Machalický (born 1984) graduated from the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague in 2009. In 2008, he studied at the Berlin University of the Arts. In 2011, he founded Galerie SPZ with Robert Šalanda, with whom he also leads the painting studio at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. Machalický has taken part in residencies in Krakow, 2016; Bratislava, 2014; and Florence 2012. He has had solo shows at several galleries in Prague including Berlínskej Model, 2015; 35 M2, 2014; Die Aktualität des Schönen, 2013; Museo Laboratorio di Arte Contemporanea, Rome, 2011; and MeetFactory, 2009. He has participated in group exhibitions at Vienna Parallel, 2016; The Brno House of Arts, 2016; National Gallery in Prague, 2015; DOX, Prague, 2014; 4+4 Days in Motion, Prague, 2012, 2013; Prague City Gallery, 2007; and Prague Biennale 3, 2007.
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Espen Gleditsch is an artist whose work juxtaposes photographs, texts and objects. His projects often put in dialogue text and image to enable a variety of perspectives on a common theme. Through this association, viewers’ interpretations of the works vacillate between a rational, cognitive understanding and a visual system of symbols. Gleditsch’s intellectual and artistic process often starts with a narrative that navigates between fact and fiction. His work raises fundamental philosophical questions regarding our ability to survive in a secular society without dreams and fantasies–which allow us to transcend our rational understanding of reality.
Espen Gleditsch (born 1983) lives and works in Oslo, Norway. Gleditsch received his MFA from the Academy of Fine Art of the Oslo National Academy of the Arts in 2015. Gleditsch’s work has been presented in solo shows at Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, 2016; Noplace, Oslo, 2016; Fotogalleriet [Format], Malmö, 2015; Haugesund kunstforening, Norway 2013; and MELK, Oslo, 2012. Group shows include Kunstnernes Hus; Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, 2015; Haugar Vestfold Kunstmuseum, 2014, 2010; Austin Centre for Photography, 2014; and Fotogalleriet, Oslo, 2013.