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KOCMAN, Jiří Hynek: TEN PAPERS.
JHK PAPER OF MAPS.
Author's hand-made paper 390 x 290 mm.
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JHK PAPER OF NOTATIONS. Author's hand-made paper 395 x 295 mm.
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JHK PAPER AS POETRY. Author's hand-made paper 390 x 285 mm.
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JHK TWO PAPERS. Author's hand-made paper 340 x 270 mm.
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JHK PAPER OF TEA. Author's hand-made paper 385 x 290 mm.
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JHK ONE SHEET FROM THE BOOK OF CLOUD. Author's hand-made paper 385 x 290 mm.
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JHK ABOUT BLUE. Author's hand-made paper 340 x 270 mm.
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JHK LOOK THROUGH. Author's hand-made paper 340 x 270 mm a 340 x 270 mm.
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JHK FROM THE RAVEN. Author's hand-made paper 385 x 290 mm.
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Slipcase with aplication author's hand-made papers.
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J. H. KOCMAN
Born August 6, 1947 in Nove Mesto na Morave.

Study. Art-activities. Selected solo exhibitions. Selected group exhibitions. Collections. Prizes. Membership, ...

Kocman's work is a synthesis combining intellectual datachment informed by his conceptual experience with a remarkable sensibility and strong lyricism and with a continuous questioning of the nature of art. Today, his work is more confined but also more focussed and individual than before. He does not deny his conceptual background or the once so important experiences, but at the same time he is apparently aware of the significance of his return to the material nature of books, logical at a time when the possibilities of the most strict solutions had been exhausted for him as well as for many other one-time protagonist of the Czech art scene, many of whom now choose comlex synthetic approaches which once again offer purely aesthetic qualities and, above all, completeness and complexity of the final work of art. In the context of contempoary Czech art, Kocman's work belongs among the most authentic, even though this authenticity may be hidden to some viewers underneath the mimicry of emphasis on craft and on use skills acquired in the process of mastering it.
In: Introduction Dr. Jiri Valoch, J. H. Kocman. Artists' Books and Papers. Praha, Galerie Rudolfinum, 1997.


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