B. 1961, Czech Republic
Though his work coincides with aspects of contemporary art, Luboš Plný’s intentionality has nothing whatsoever to do with a mainstream agenda. His obsession is with the workings of the human body. Art historian Barbara Safarova has referred to his work as anatomical self-portraits. He has expanded on this concept and includes the mother of his child and their son, making fascinating compositions of lovemaking and later the birth process. There is exactitude to the work at the same time that it is bound by no exact laws, which provides a tension that constantly activates the compositions. Often the drawings seem to be right on the edge of ironic humor, especially when the artist incorporates collage.
Plný's work has been exhibited extensively, including at the 57th Venice Biennale, la maison rouge (Paris), Musée Art et Marges (Brussels), DOX Center for Contemporary Art (Prague), Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art (Chicago), and Stiftung Museum (Dusseldorf). His work is also part of several public and private collections including Musée National d’Art moderne (Paris), Collection abcd / Bruno Decharme (Paris), Collection Antoine de Galbert (Paris), and Collection Treger Saint Silvestre (Porto).