Stanislav Kolíbal – the minimalist sculptor renowned on a global scale – studied at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague during the early 1950s and also trained in the field of stage design at the Theater Faculty of the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. He was member of the UB 12 art group during the 1960s. In the early 1990s, Kolíbal was one of the few professors who were newly appointed to the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague where he brought up many interesting personalities. Kolíbal gained fame by his objects-constructions characteristic of minimalist monochrome and composed of plywood, plaster, metal and other materials. He focuses on geometric solution of space and relationships between various parts, ratios and masses as well as on treating them as an artist. The given approach not only demonstrates the indefinite character of human perception and the transcendent capability of art as such. Apart from sculpture, Kolíbal is also involved in drawing, executed by many means – pencil, charcoal, ball-point pen and watercolor. His endeavors in this field resulted in the sketches of the subsequent constructions and installation some of which were also issued as prints – and one must say that these are very rare in Kolíbal’s oeuvre.
* 1925, Orlová, Czech Republic