Pavel Falátek

24.11.1953, Rokycany

Between 1969 - 1973 he studied at the Secondary School of Applied Arts in Uherské Hradiště in the field of promotional exhibitions and promotional graphics. From 1973 to 1991 he worked as a promoter of the Household Goodss company in Plzeň, since 1991 he is a private entrepreneur and he establishes a PF studio, Ateliér Falátek s.r.o. focusing on orientation systems and graphic design. In his free work he deals with drawing and graphics, and he was especially interested in the technical possibilities of screen printing. It focuses on the minimalist conception of simple graphic characters, brush strokes, or other drawing tools. In the last five years he has been intensively engaged in art photography. As the only topic, he chose the blinds in the window of his study, which he regularly shoots at various daily times and seasons, capturing the almost diurnal form of the transformation of light and shadow on the vertical blinds of blinds and what is taking place behind them. Photographs can be seen as abstract compositions, occasionally revived by the particular natural details of the landscape. Pavel Falátek has been exhibiting himself since 1987, especially in the premises of the church buildings of the Evangelical Church of the Czech Brethren in Rokycany, Karlovy Vary, Mariánské Lázně, Plzeň, Praha, Domažlice and Zlín, as well as in the gallery premises, e.g. in the Genesis Gallery in Prague (1991) or in the Gallery of the European House in Pilsen (2003 and 2007). Since 1988 he has participated in a number of collective exhibitions and thematic projects such as in Luna in Pilsen (1988), the Plasy Monastery (1990), the Museum of the City of Prague (Sign and Testimony, 1991), the Maecenas Gallery in Pilsen (The Paths of All, 1993), the Gallery of the City of Pilsen (Jasná zpráva, 1997) twice sent a charity project to the Biennial for Diaconia (Prague 2007, 2009), last exhibited with Tomáš Kůs in the ambush of the Franciscan monastery in Cheb (2010). Together with poet Jiří Pejla he published the book Žalmúzie (Gallery of the City of Pilsen, Imago et verbum, 2011). He lives and works in Litice and Plzeň.
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