Vladimír Novák

This painter and graphic designer, who alternately lives in Prague and Milan, is another member of the 12:15, Pozdě ale přece (12:15, Better Late Than Never) art group. He works with figures and their parts, which he uses as metaphors for deeper social subjects and issues. He sets figures in schematic landscapes inspired by experiences from his childhood largely spent in the České středohoří (Central Bohemian Uplands) area. Between 1967 and 1973 he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague with prof. Paderlík, field of study: Monumental Painting.