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Frantisek Strouhal was born in Czechoslovakia from a family of painters and artists. He currently lives in western Canada. He is internationally admired for his flawless use of traditional 19th-century techniques combined with his unique contemporary yet timeless artistic vision.
His work explores the harmony between the spiritual and the physical world. His surrealistic approach can only be described as psychologically engaging. In other words, his work forces one to ponder about the deeper meaning of life.
Strouhal's unusual technique and style, as a mixed media artist, is created from photography, digital collage, contact printing and lithography inks on watercolor papers. His subjects range from landscape, cityscapes and still life but mostly focus on the human form.
Frantisek’s artwork is included in numerous private collections in Canada, United States and through Europe. He has had many exhibitions in North America. The artist is a recipient of the Gold Medal at the Rotary Centre for the Arts in Kelowna, BC and was selected by the Manhattan Arts International curated art exhibition “The Healing Power of Art”, 2015. He also received Awards of Merit at both American Juried Art Salon’s International Fine Art Show and Decorative Art’s International Show.
Frantisek in his Mirage Studio
Many years ago, as I stepped out of the small cafe where I was enjoying an expresso, I had a vivid revelation that as an artist I hold a personal commitment to live with infinite care by putting intelligence, love, and art at the service of the world.
To do so the surest way was to invest in the act of seeing, really seeing, what is before me as if I was seeing for the first time.
In my search for the right artistic expression, I found an affinity with methods outside the prevailing conventions in combining 19th-century styles with 21st-century art and craft.
After experimenting with Bromoil and mastering the technique, I was introduced to the carbon process. This is when I switched to a more painterly medium using watercolor papers and lithography inks. It was the beginning of a new artistic expression that is forever evolving and parallels my spiritual evolution.
The human form has always been essential to my artwork. It is the most universal symbol of beauty that stirs and satisfies my mind and heart.
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