František Kyncl Point Line Space

František Kyncl Point Line Space


If you are a Kyncl fan, I went to a really good exhibition here, where we saw some very impressive modern art.

František Kyncl : Point, line, space
Museum Kampa – Jan and Meda Mládek Foundation, U Sovových mlýnů 2, Prague 1 – Malá Strana
1. October 2018 – 13. January 2019

Frantisek Kyncl’s artistic work reflects the controversy between rationalism and intuition, between order and coincidence, simply between modern rational thinking and postmodern doubts, typical of the second half of the 20th century. Influenced by constructivism and the German Zero group, in the 1970s, Kyncl began to assemble three-dimensional objects from the skewers, the geometric forms, such as the triangle, the square, the circle, and the organic growth to all sides.

Fragile objects have been created, in the form of grids, grids, sometimes even cobweb clusters that break and reflect light, thereby becoming part of these objects. Kyncl calls them Space Structures and understands them as an image of society: “When they multiply and grow, it is something like an image of society and how people behave together. “Since the late eighties, he has devoted himself to drawing, which leaves geometric forms, becomes more expressive, and figurative elements appear in it.

František Kyncl exhibition – Point, line, space in the Museum Kampa will present the artist’s work for the first time in its full versatility.

František Kyncl was born in 1934 in Pardubice. In 1968 he left Czechoslovakia. Since 1969 he was living in Düsseldorf where he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts. During his studies he became part of the Düsseldorf art scene, which at the time was one of the most radical artistic movements not only in Germany. He is acquainted with the artists Günther Uecker, Norbert Krick and Joseph Beuys. Exhibits in major institutions such as the Düsseldorf Kunstverein or the legendary Hans Mayer Gallery. 

In 2011 he died in Düsseldorf.

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