Small Relief

Karel Nepraš

Karel Nepraš - Small Relief
In the mid-1960s, Karel Nepraš, a member of the artists' group Šmidrové, became one of the foremost exponents of the New Figuration movement in its grotesque variant in Czech art. Nepraš’s characteristic monstrous figures made using the technique of assemblage were preceded by a brief period of abstraction (1961-1964) inspired by manifestations of Art Informel that emerged in the late 1950s and early sixties in the circle of artists engaged in the non-public art studio called Confrontations. The structural treatment of the metal material, mostly the use of electrotyped copper, often appears in Nepraš’s abstract reliefs in the form of ribbing or systems of fibres reminiscent of organic textures.
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measurements: height 73,5 cm
width 40 cm
depth 5,5 cm
material: brass
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inventory number: P 4838
gallery collection: Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art
licence: copyrighted work

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