Rudolf Fila

Rudolf Fila (19 July 1932 Příbram na Morave, Czechoslovakia - 11 February 2015 Bratislava, Slovakia) was a Slovak painter, educator and author, best known for his artistic reinterpretations of the works of Gustav Klimt. He resided in Bratislava, Slovakia
Fila's works are represented in the collections of the Slovak National Gallery, the National Gallery in Prague, the Museum of the 20th Century in Vienna, the permanent exhibition of the Credit Suisse Art Collection in London and other cities in Europe and the United States.Wikipedia

In the 1960s Fila was already one of the most distinctive artists active within the Czechoslovak fine arts scene of the time. His manifesto was inspired by abstract surrealism and Art Informel, the principles of which he merged into his own philosophy of painting. In his small scale artworks, the emphasis was based in analysing the medium of painting, the painting process and its semantic layering. The basis of Fila‘s expression was the symbiosis and tension between a spontaneous gesture and a meditative counterpoint, uniquely linking active gesticulation with lyrical abstraction. In his later creative period, philosophical solutions with postmodern attributes emerged in his works, represented by the preference of an eclectic mix of various elements over a singular purity of style, prefering the minautia of sperarate details rather than observing a work as a whole. He worked with quotation, interpretation and a comprehensive analysis of other works of art. Using polemical and ironic gestures, he interfered with other people‘s sketches, series prints and macroscopic enlargements of the human body. In the 1970s and 1980s, Rudolf Fila was a significant figure of the alternative art scene. He also dedicated himself to illustrating books, particularly works of poetry. Apart from his artwork, he also pursued theoretical-critical activities.(

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