Lubomír Typlt returns to work with objects, at DSC Gallery he combines bicycles with
umbrellas. Lubomír Typlt is most known for his paintings of crude figures, often with cheeky expressions in rich and contrasting colors creating a unique atmosphere. There is no place for decoration within. In the upcoming exhibition at DSC Gallery from the 17th of August till the 19th of September, Typlt presents his latest work and after ten years he returns to working with objects. He named the exhibition 370° circle according to one of his texts for the hip hop group WWW. The 370°circle is in fact a genus of an unrealistic state, such as a round cube. „The deviation of the subject’s norm allows me to revisit and perceive the chosen subject in its seemingly ordinary and simple form,“ Typlt himself explains one of the main principles of his work. The centrepiece from the exhibited objects is the installation of bicycles with umbrellas, which is titled „Convoy“ (2017). „I’ve been carrying this object in my mind for about two years. I came accross this subject thanks to a series of paintings of girls where the wind was blowing away their umbrellas from their hands.“ explains Typlt and adds that this theme of girls with umbrellas also refers to nineteenth century paintings. The bicycle itself, which he put together, became the model for further paintings. „I’ve never painted still life. Instead, I have created an installation for a model, which in itself had to act as an art object. Only after, I decided to paint the object. I still consider myself to be a painter primarily. I can still place the bicycle into a different environment, dealing with the relationship between colors and that is how my paintings are made.“ Typlt describes his process. „My painting is based on this from the beginning. Even from the nineties I would first build the object, that would stand alone as sculptures and thereafter I would paint them,“ Typlt adds. Another typical feature of the exhibition is the use of color. Typlt’s paintings leave a strong emotional impression on the viewer. Solitude or sorrow are represented in the most intense shades of the color spectrum from fuchsia pink to navy blue. „I began to use the RGB color model in 2006 in Berlin. I then added yellow to the basic color scale, which represented light in my paintings. Only later did I reduce the color scale even further to the complementary colors of green and red, which is also complemented by blue,“ he says. The idea of a solo exhibition at DSC Gallery was agreed on earlier this year. „For me, it was crucial to come up with an exhibition that not only shows the artist in a new and shifted light, however at the
same time in a way that also presents the entire aspect of his long-term work on all accounts. Not only did I want to include the latest object as part of the exhibition but I also wanted to present all three sides of the painting – on the one hand figurative, in which there became an obvious change in style and idea of color however, also as an object which flattened in both ways, constructively and expressively,“ adds curator Karel Srp. „Lubomír Typlt is one of a few painters, who are used to working with a theme, in a cycle and series. At DSC Gallery we have been following his work over a long period of time and we are proud to be able to newly represent him as a gallery,“ says gallery owner Petr Šec. In addition to Czech art schools (Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design, Prague, J. Šalamoun, FaVU, Brno, J. Načeradský) Typlt also graduated from the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf, his professors were Marcus Lüpertz, Gerhard Merz and A. R. Penck. He is also the co-founder and author
of the texts for WWW band. The exhibition 370° circle showcases his latest work.