Naive Painters of Czechoslovakia

After Kolar

After Kolar interrelates Czechoslovakian sociopolitical events, art historical narratives and my own Czech family history.

Prompted by finding a collection of nearly 200 small watercolors at a flea market on the outskirts of Prague, made by an unrecognized artist, F.Kolar, the works span 1922 to the late 50’s.

For each work in After Kolar, I paint a ‘cover version’ for every one of Kolar’s original found paintings. Adding collected vernacular material (dated to the same year of Kolar’s original painting), I configure these elements within an artist’s made frame. Each work includes an accompanying audio track that is both narrative and descriptive.

After Kolar (Naive Painters of Czechoslovakia, 1944)

mixed media on paper and artist's frame
26 x 19 x 1.21 in.