Oktober/October 2020

Lubomir Typlt – Somnambul

Lubomir Typlt – Somnambul

17. Oktober – 28. November 2020/October 17 – November 28, 2020
Soft Opening: Freitag, 16. September 2020, 17–21 Uhr/Friday, September 6, 2020, 5-9 pm
Öffnungszeiten: Mittwoch – Freitag 12-18 Uhr; Samstag 12-16 Uhr u. n. V.
Opening hours: Wednesday – Friday 12-18 pm; Saturday 12-4 pm or by appointment


Lubomir Typlt, Somnambul (Detail), 2020, Öl auf Leinwand/oil on canvas, 240 x 180 cm

Lubomir Typlt, Somnambul, 2019, Öl auf Leinwand/oil on canvas, 240 x 180 cm
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Animationsfilm/animated story, Sonne im Vollmond, Text/lyrics Lubomir Typlt, Band WWW

We have already shown works on paper by Lubomir Typlt, a former ‘Meisterschüler’ of A.R. Penck, in the context of an A.R. Penck exhibition in 2014. Now we are presenting a solo exhibition with current canvas works by the Czech. Typlt belongs to the well-known representatives of Czech contemporary figurative painting.

Not only a storm of colour sweeps across the canvases, violent winds shake the adolescent girls and boys, who are each aggressive and frightened, free and trapped, isolated and seeking support from each other, while at the same time dominating the pictorial world. In their somnambulistic state they divine many things, but there is no realization, they often carry their eyes in their hands or mouth, alienated from their actual function of seeing. “Metaphors are needed if we want to grasp the crises and vales of tears through which we are stumbling as terrifying or existential in nature.” (Christoph Tannert in the catalogue text).

Typlt creates ruthlessly angular metaphors, they are terrifying, but nothing is more terrible than looking away and blunting. Somnambulism and puberty are intermediate states that are not fixed, endure contradictions, need no boundaries, are open to dreams and nightmares. The absurdity of the events, cruelty and coldness characterize Typlt’s paintings, but it is not only the violent movement of the brush that is noticeable, his figures are also full of energy, not giving up the search for knowledge.

The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue published by Kerber Verlag with a text by Christoph Tannert.
1975 born in Nová Paka/Czech Republic; 1998-2005 studied at the Academy of Arts Brno at Jiří Načeradský; 1998-2005 studied at the Academy of Arts Düsseldorf with Lüpertz, Gerhard Merz and A.R. Penck; 2005 master student degree with A.R. Penck; 2006-07 working stay in Berlin; lives and works in Pičín and Prague; collections et al.: Kunsthalle Prague, Museum of Modern Art, Olomouc, Czech Republic; COLLETT Prague/Munich and others.

Podcast: 3×3 Contemporary Czech Art in Berlin mit/with Lubomir Typlt und Christiane Bühling von/by Simona Blinko, Tschechisches Zentrum Berlin.

Biography by request