Young Czech artist Pavel Trnka focuses mainly on charcoal and ink drawing. In his latest works, he loves to experiment with additional organic materials in order to better describe the transience that is his great inspiration.
The current show presents selected works from Pavel Trnka‘s current work, in which he deals with transience. He uses charcoal drawing as a means of expression and is fascinated by the richness of shades and of expressive possibilities of this material. In these selected works, he complements the charcoal drawing with colored surfaces or accents. Inspired by the prehistorical cave drawings he experiments with using ash, soot, rust or verdigris, etc. It is these materials that interest him in the essence of transience. Oxidation, decay, natural processes give the material another dimension, not just decay, extinction. Pavel Trnka works with a paper of different structure and weight. Recently, he prints various items on paper, using mainly charcoal, ink and rust that create an underpainting, which later tells him the next procedure. The process is considered as important in this case as the result of the work. Layering gradually creates depth and color composition. Rust is regarded as a very important warm color accent, which understands well with soft shades of charcoal or ink. The whole series of drawings naturally follows and develops the theme of the landscape, which has been showing for several years. Drawings of wrecks are now being created, but also in an increasingly abstract form by the motifs of cities or town corners, architecture, or industrial or natural landscapes.