Michal Trpak is a Czech artist that is spreading contemporary art in our streets.Trpák installs his sculptures almost exclusively in public places.
Michal Trpak was born in 1982 in the Czech Republic. He recognizes that sculptures and art should be increasingly displayed in public places where many people move around, come and go. His goal is to create a dialogue between public life, the surrounding architecture and sculptures. ‘This is the dialog I am trying to get with my art, dialogue among my art, architecture and people. And if the people are talking about the installation and if it somehow affects them it means that it is good.’ This is how the sculptures were used for centuries in the past.
In my works I am working with the topics of our present society and with the real space, where I am installing my works. I believe that sculpture is the point of space. In a gallery it is possible to put almost anything as it is a clean space with white walls and socles… But in real architecture and public space, the artist has to think about the scale, idea and way of installation and that is what makes it more interesting and nicer. Artist does not need to talk about his work much if the art piece can talk itself and the stories are talked by the people afterwards. As a reset I believe that artist language is his work not his words – they are the tools of writers, philosophers or art critics.
Francesco D´Assisi : The one who works by hands is worker. The one who work by hands and head is craftsman. The one who works by hands, head and heart is artist.
Since 2007 Michal Trpak is organizing a sculpture exhbition in the public space of Ceske Budejovice called ART In the City where sculptors exhibit their works during the summer and since 2015 curating sculpture exhibition Sculpture Line in Prague. The sculptures and paintings made by Michal Trpak are in public spaces and private collections around Europe, America and Russia.
Besides creating artistic projects Michal Trpak travels to various countries or remote places of world like Alaska, Kamchatka , Himalayas or dive and sails the seas to get some inspiration and to be closer to nature which is the best sculptor.