Plein Air Paintings

Having collaborated on exhibitions in both the Czech Republic and the United States, and having been friends for the last eight years, it is perhaps surprising that it has taken this long for Conrad Armstrong and me to paint together. However, with a common respect for each other's work, and a mutual desire for adventure both on and off the canvas, the past summer has seen the two of us make a concerted effort to explore the outside world and the concerns in our work through painting.
Working exclusively in plein air on large format canvases, we employ an approach that combines observation, abstraction, and symbolism with a sense of humor and sensitivity to detail and layer. Each painting in this series was influenced not only by the particular place in which it was created, but also by the social dynamics which we had to reconcile ourselves to, which we see as part of the magic of working in public space.


Vítkov, acrylic, charcoal, ink on canvas, 160 x 180 cm

Stalin, acrylic, charcoal, ink on canvas, 200 x 200 cm

Hlavák, acrylic, charcoal, ink on canvas, 180 x 200 cm

Suchomasty-Klonk, acrylic, spraypaint on canvas, 110 x 180 cm

Jindřišská, acrylic, charcoal, ink, spraypaint on canvas, 180 x 190 cm

Týn nad Vltavou, acrylic, charcoal, ink, spray on canvas, 150 x 200 cm