Rudolf Janák

Rudolf Janák

Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

About Rudolf Janák

Rudolf Janák (1985)

I have studied at Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, studio of Michael Rittstein. Art is very unattached game. Structures, colors, forms and knowledge create endless cycle of life. My world is in my paintings.
My work always comes out of a simple statement, that the existence of “human – nature” conflict is the consequence of human’s moral failure. Hence the land and its space became the main basis and “lynchpin” of my creative work. This land is constantly transformed by human hands and it is permanently withdrawing from his power needs. Situations, pictured in real or imagined environment of this land, may take place on the eve of forthcoming apocalypse or right after it.
My imagination, in ultimate conception, characterizes my own internal need. The content of my paintings is always about human, but without human. This release of its representation – except of some paintings, on which the figure appears - is always conscious.


2008 – 2010 Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, Czech Republic, field of study – painting, ended with academic degree Master

2004 – 2008 Academy of fine arts in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia, field of study – painting, ended with academic degree Bachelor

2000 – 2004 School of Applied Arts in Bratislava [secondary school], department of restoration and processing of woodcut, Bratislava, Slovakia


2005, 2006 – Workshop Agora, Vienna, Austria
2006 – ‘spiritualARTT-06’, Trnava, Slovakia
2007 – Euforion – Creative area, Pohoda festival 07, Trenčín, Slovakia

Competitions :
2010 – The Confrontation of Young Art ARSkontakt, Brno, Czech Republic
2010 - Painting – VUB Foundation Award for Painting For Young Artists, Bratislava, Slovakia

Auctions :
2010 – 1st National Auction of Young Artists, Kotelna Gallery, Říčany, Czech Republic
2010 – Auction of Contemporary Slovak Art, Bratislava, Slovakia
2011 – Great Auction of Contemporary Paintings, Kotelna Gallery, Říčany, Czech Republic


2006 – Rudolf Janák, Goppion Café, Senica, Slovakia
2007 – In the picture - Rudolf Janák, FX Gallery, Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
2009 – I paint = I exist - Rudolf Janák, Mad Bar, Prague, Czech Republic
2012 – Automatic Reason, Gallery Lapidarium, Prague, Czech Republic
2012 – Inter Spatia – Rudolf Janák, Horká vana, České Budějovice, Czech Republic

2004 – First time / 1x, Artistic school in Senica, Slovakia
2005 – Comeback, Artistic school in Senica, Slovakia
2007 – KEBABB, Považská Gallery in Žilina, Slovakia
2007 – Comeback II, Artistic school in Senica, Slovakia
2008 – New virus found, SVÚ Bratislava, Slovakia
2008 – Rapprochements, Pultusk, Poland
2009 – Mimózis, Nitrianska Gallery, Slovakia
2009 – Mimózis, Slovak National Gallery, Gallery of Insist Arts in Pezinok, Slovakia
2009 – For-mat A1, Gallery of Jiří Trnka, Plzeň, Czech Republic
2009 – Elite, EGO Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia
2009 – Paintings, Gallery of st Jacob, Nový Bydžov, Czech Republic
2009 – Present situation, Dolmen Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
2010 – New energy, EGO Gallery – Avion shopping centre, Bratislava, Slovakia
2010 – 3 in 1, Gallery of city of Trutnov, Trutnov, Czech Republic
2010 – ARSkontakt, Gallery in Brno, Czech Republic
2010 – Diplomates of Academy of Fine Arts in Prague 2010, National Gallery in Prague, Czech Republic
2010 – Painting after Painting, Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia
2011 – ARS 51, Záhorská Gallery, Senica, Slovakia
2011 – ARS 51, Gallery of Fine Arts, Hodonín, Czech Republic
2013 – Zone 35, Záhorská Gallery, Senica, Slovakia