Zdeněk Trs

* 1985

After finishing the Secondary school of applied arts in Jablonec nad Nisou he entered Prof. Vladimír Kopecký’s studio of glass at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, in 2004. Between 2007 and 2010 he continued his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague in Prof. Zdeněk Beran’s studio of classical painting techniques.

Zdeněk Trs concentrates mainly on painting. He examines natural laws and relations on both microscopic and macroscopic scales. His works are based on reality and they also use the language of geometry as a tool which enables him to form the final shape. He is remarkable for a particular sense of composition, a certain contemplative layer, present in his paintings, and a pulsing content. His works are represented in the collections of the National Gallery in Prague and in private collections in the Czech Republic and abroad.

Artist's Statement

Hou much or how little to express...
„ ...From the state of latent existence to a kind of invocation, where I, as an observer, choose where I will direct my attention. It is movement in an information field, in which forms might be present. And their presence cast a shadow. On its boundary, the boundary between shadow and light, the essence of a shape becomes apparent. Like when the sun hits mother-of-pearl and reveals the whole range of colours in the spectrum... „

Solo exhibitions

2015 AFTER REMBRANDT, National Gallery, Prague, CZ
2015 Art Prize CBM, Turin, I
2012 Vision, Michal`s Collection, Prague, CZ
2011 Horizons, Dea Orh art gallery, Prague, CZ
2008 V Kapli gallery, Bruntál, CZ
2003 Hermes gallery, Jablonec nad Nisou, CZ

Selected group exhibitions


2015 The face of Pilsen, DEPO2015, Plzeň, CZ
2015 Et Cetera, muzeum MAXXI, Roma, I
2014 I LOVE LUCY, Galerie Sýpka, Valašské Meziříčí, CZ
2014 22:22 2, The Chemistry Gallery, Praha, CZ
2014 Půvabný Podivný Nahoru Dolů, České muzeum stříbra - Hrádek, Kutná Hora, CZ
2013 Et Cetera, Italian Cultural Institute in Prague, Praha, CZ
2013 22:22, The Chemistry Gallery, Praha, CZ
2013 Amygdala, Budoart gallery, Praha, CZ
2012 Paintomorrow, National History Museum, Šumperk, CZ
2012 Czech painting 2012, Fontána gallery, Piešťany, SK
2011 Contemporary Czech Painting and Sculpture, National Gallery in Prague, CZ
2011 Contemporary Czech Painting, Dea Orh art gallery, Praha, CZ
2011 View, The Chemistry gallery, Praha, CZ
2011 Artbank ⎜Kick off, Dvorak Sec Contemporary, Praha, CZ
2011 “4“, Kotelna gallery, Říčany, CZ
2010 Diplomanti AVU, National Gallery, Praha, CZ
2009 PAINt, National History Museum, Šumperk, CZ
2009 Artikulace, S.V.U Mánes Diamant gallery, Praha, CZ
2007 Defenestrace, Novoměstská radnice, Praha, CZ
2006 1+2+8 Kopecky`s school, Deset gallery, Praha, CZ

Art collections

National Gallery in Prague
private collections in Czech Republic and abroad