Robert Houzar

Robert Houzar

Prague

About Robert Houzar

I'm Prague-based artist working with high resolution photography. The main topic of my work is transformation and movement of mass, caused by human existence. I am interested in apparent rationality of individual’s limited perspective in relation to the process of permanent proliferation of the entire civilization.
Thanks to the method of a manipulated photography and computer collage, I can take all the mass produced by mankind and handle it completely freely, deprive it of its purpose, throw its fragments on a heap like branches in forest, crush skyscrapers in Hong Kong to small pieces and let them mould like old pieces of wood.
I work with photographic material purchased mainly in big urban conglomerations such as Hong Kong, New York, Buenos Aires, Berlin, etc. High resolution of pictures enables me to create large-format prints with the most delineated details.
I cut pictures of the world, create structures from structures, question them in spite of the fact I am ingrained in them.

Education

Vaclav Hollar Art School in Prague, The School of Art and Design in Prague

Exhibitions

2018
Posthuman / Atelier Síň Gallery, Telč, Czech Rep.
(solo exhibition)

2017
Pressure / Galerie Fotografic, Prague, Czech Rep.
Curator - Martin Fojtek
(solo exhibition)

2015
Under The Surface - Five-channel sound installation
Live Gallery project, part of Pilsen Europian Capital of Culture.
(group exhibition)

2014
Texture & Collage month / Source Spotlight Display, Tate Britain, London, UK
(group exhibition)

Variable Collection by National Gallery / Perla, Vrané nad Vltavou, CZ
+ sound installation "Schallgeist"
(group exhibition)

Off Station / Moving Station, Pilsen, Czech Rep.
(group exhibition)

2013
„7“- Seven years of permanent extinction / Trafo Gallery, Prague, Czech Rep.
(group exhibition)

Anthropocene / Trafo Gallery, Prague, Czech Rep.
+ sound installation "Anthropocene"
(solo exhibition)

Particles / Atelier Síň Gallery, Telč, Czech Rep.
(solo exhibition)

2012
Devil is all around / Experimental Space NoD, Prague, Czech Rep
(solo exhibition)

Devil is all around / Café Fra, Prague, Czech Rep.
(solo exhibition)

2011
Higher Pitch / Village Underground, London, UK
(group exhibition)

Devil is all around / Café Sladkovský, Prague, Czech Rep.
(solo exhibition)

2007
Lard Drawings - Art group Hnusáci / Atelier Síň Gallery, Telč, Czech Rep.
(group exhibition)

2006
White Thriller / Atelier Síň Gallery, Telč, Czech Rep.
(solo exhibition)