Vendulka Prchalová: Mixtures
Created: 7. 6. 2018 from Vysoká škola uměleckoprůmyslová v Praze

15. 6. - 8. 7.

Opening on 14. 6. at 19:00

Galerie NIKA, Metro B Karlovo náměstí hall (direction Palackého náměstí)


Vendulka Prchalová, UMPRUM’s doctoral candidate, has decided to exhibit a conceptual 3D printed plastic art in the NIKA gallery. Its form is based on the dialogue between two seemingly unrelated symbols – a cube and a dog. The process of joining them together produces semantic and compositional tension – a certain surreal ambivalence, an odd patchwork, giving off an almost morbid vibe.

Both of the original elements forming the resulting plastic art carry many meanings in visual and plastic arts from an iconographical point of view. However, to interpret them, one needs to take into account the general context of the scene as well as the relations between individual symbols. The mere joining together of these basically unrelated entities that permeate and run through each other without further specification may lead to an essentially infinite sequence of ambivalent interpretations that contradict each other.


This ambiguity and also a certain eeriness that hides behind the object is underlined by the installation solution. The radiant plastic art levitates among black clouds that enable its material substance to become more apparent, but at the same time, they metaphorically hide that which goes on in the background. The Mixtures exhibition is the first output of the author’s dissertation project, which focuses on the technological innovation of materials and processing of the forms of melted glass plastic art. The 3D printed object hung up in the NIKA Gallery represents one of the prototypes of the resulting glassworks.


Curator: Michal Vaníček