Vladimír Škoda

Vladimir Skoda

* 1942

"In the work by Vladimír Škoda a recurring thought is the investigation of the myth of the cosmos. The symbolic union of the life of earth, and its places, and the abstraction of the ubiquitous universe".
If in the work of many artists repetition is an often boring characteristic, for Škoda it is never a trivial asset. Interaction is, for him, one of the instruments used to reach the goal to visualize that reality that is beyond the capacity of human sensory perception. This action involves a shift of the objects beyond their physical reality in a virtual, or astral, space, the appearances of which are reproduced by assembling different amounts of metal balls, which spontaneously arrange themselves into geometric shapes, following the laws of chaos, rules and chance.

Vladimír Škoda compares infinite dimensions with the environment around us, forming a cosmos that can fill the whole universe, existing everywhere, be at hand, and at the same time unattainable.

Vladimir Skoda reveals a new visual symbolism, studying the essence and the mutual influence between science and art. His depiction of different and unknown cosmic dimensions offers to our consciousness a different point of departure for the exploration of the relationship between the visible world and an hypothetical one. The art of Škoda in this process creates the rules, trying to restore the potential of historical and scientifical memory transported in an infinite simulated space."

Miroslava Hajek

 

Solo Exhibitions

1975 Galleria Primo Piano, Roma

1976 Galerie UXA, Novara

1984 Neue Skulpturen, Galerie Wittenbrink, Regensburg

1977 Volume = 3,14dm3, Galerie Ilanne, Paris

1982 Galerie Geneviève et Serge Mathieu, Besançon

1987

de l’intérieur, ARC – Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

Sculptures, La Criée – Halle d’Art Contemporain, Rennes

Œuvres 1975 – 87, Atelier des Halles – Centre d’art contemporain, Montbéliard

1988

Vladimir Skoda, œuvres 1975 – 1986, Musée des Beaux-arts André Malraux, Le Havre

Musée Ziem, Martigues

1992  

Eclipses, Les Moulins Albigeois, Albi

1995  

Constellations, Centre d’Art Contemporain de Vassivière en Limousin, Beaumont du Lac

Konstelace, Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague

1996 Konstellationen, Wilhem-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen

1997 Vladimir Skoda. Skulpturen 1995 - 97, Galerie Springer, Berlin

1997 Hommage à Foucault, Galerie Hoffmann, Friedberg

1998 Les Sphères, Kunstverein Bremerhaven, Bremerhaven

1999 Lepty, Galerie Václava Špály, Prague - 1968 - Paris, Prague

2002 Distorsion – Vision, Le 10neuf, CRAC, Montbéliard

2004 Riflessi celesti e meccaniche galileane, Abbazia San Zeno, Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina,

Teatro Verdi, Centro Ricerche Enel, Pisa

2005

Pluie sidérale, Centre d’Art Contemporain, le Creux de l’Enfer, Thiers

Le musée sans réserves, Musée Denys Puech, Rodez

2006 

Specchio del tempo, Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna, Rocca Albornoziana, Casa Romana, Ponte delle Torri, Basilica di San Salvatore, Spoleto

2007 Quatrième dimension, Národní galerie v Praze - Veletržní Palác, The French Institute in Prague

2008 Visions du monde, Musée du Temps, Besançon

2009 Le monde entre l’amour et la folie, Musée Denys-Puech, Rodez

2010 Miroirs du temps, galerie AL/MA, Casanova forever, org. FRAC Occitanie, Montpellier

2011

Passager dans l’atelier : Vladimir Skoda, Sur mesures, Musée Réattu, Arles

Trou blanc, Carré Saint Anne, Montpellier

2012 Négative – Positive, AP atelier, Prague

2013

Danaé, In situ - Patrimoine et art Contemporain, Musée Fleury, Lodève

de l'intérieur, Espace d'art contemporain, Colmar

2014

Constellations, Campredon Centre d’art, L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

Sphères, Musée Museum Départemental des Hautes-Alpes, Gap

Pendule, Arsenal-Musée de Soissons : site de l’abbaye Saint-Jean-des-Vignes, Soissons

Miroirs du temps, Galerie Mathieu, Lyon

Vladimir Skoda, Temps des collection, Musée Le Secq des Tounelles, Rouen  

2015

Espace virtuel, Galerie umĕní, Karlovy Vary

Energie, Galerie výtvarného umĕní v Ostravĕ, Ostrava

2016

Accélérateur d’espace, L'aspirateur - Lieu d'art contemporain, Narbonne

Dark Matter, Space Kaan, (org. galerie Baudoin Lebon), Seoul

2017  

Skoda à Caumont, Hôtel de Caumont, Aix-en-Provence, org. Culturespaces & Gallery Catherine Issert

Vladimir Skoda, galerie AL/MA, Montpellier

2018

Mysterium Cosmographicum – Johannes Kepler, Museum Kampa, Prague

Harminices Mundi – Johannes Kepler, Zámek Troja, Galerie hlavního města Prahy (GHMP), Prague