Lucie Drdova Gallery is a Prague-based contemporary art gallery with a strong conceptual portfolio and a distinctive curatorial approach to open up dialogue between local artists and the international scene.

Jan Pfeiffer

The main concept of the exhibition The Relation of a Relation consists in grasping the relational tension by means of hand-drawn animation, video projection and a series of large-size drawings. Drawing is seen as a tool materializing the relationship between two people, two entities or merely outlining interior and exterior space. Jan Pfeiffer’s works are linked by morphology; in The Relation of a Relation, it is represented by forms ranging from geometry to an abstract landscape. At the entrance, there is an animation consisting of layers of drawing. The space is delimited by a central perspective which is gradually disturbed after the general environment is defined. After some time, it starts changing and disturbing the relation between inside and outside. Thus the relation between two wholes undergoing a transformation, pervading and influencing each other, is outlined. The room, whose walls become gradually transparent, reveals an interior space merging with the surrounding landscape, just like in real life when we are daily influenced by our surroundings and the relation of our relation to them. Another video projection explores the relation between two people by means of collaboration. It makes a realistic depiction of the attempt of two people to make a drawing in space; the line materializes, is commented upon and disappears at a certain moment. This transience is also present in the series of drawings made by the paintbrush and graphite dust technique. The literally layered drawing creates an illusion of abstract dream landscapes without unnecessary sharp lines, thus leaving enough space for interpretation. The technique of layered drawing is significant for the understanding of the exhibition The Relation of a Relation. It indicates the transformation, dynamic and destruction following after everyday decisions based on relational situations.

Lenka Sýkorová

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