Jiří Bartůněk is an artist, who is strongly bound with the region of Ústí nad Labem (North Bohemia). However, his artistic work is not stigmatized with folklore – for it´s globally overlapping this region – but with determinism, which results from Bartůněk´s pedagogical work on the Faculty of Pedagogy. In his art, he doesn´t refine form or style to cover the world around him, as his generation colleagues often do. He is rather interested in important ideas, prividing them propriate, actual language. He belongs to the pioneers of conceptualism in this region, and his work is still waiting to be set deeper in the art historical discourse.
Annotation: Jiří Černický