International Biennial of Drawing Pilsen 2015

Archive of Biennial 2008

Marianne Wille Ogilvie - Parting III

Marianne Wille Ogilvie
Germany

Parting III
Pencil, charcoal, 2008

Prize
– The Grand Prix

Jiří Voves - From the Cycle Nature’s Memories – Ravens II

Jiří Voves
Czech Republic

From the Cycle Nature’s Memories – Ravens II
100×70 cm
Nail, putty, colour, 2007

Prize
– The Prize of the President of The Pilsen Region

Jacques Valot - Cinephilia

Jacques Valot
France

Cinephilia
40 × 50 cm
Pencil, 2006

Prize
– The Prize of the Lord Mayor of Pilsen

Rastislav Podoba - "That place"

Rastislav Podoba
Slovak Republic

„That place“
70 × 100 cm
Charcoal, 2008

Prize
– The Prize of The International Association of Art – Europe

Jarek Grulkowski - Experimental Laboratory IV

Jarek Grulkowski
Poland

Experimental Laboratory IV
98,6 × 68,6 cm
Graphite, charcoal, 2008

Prize
– The Prize of the Hungarian Association of Graphic Artist

John Jones - Untitled VIII

John Jones
Ireland

Untitled VIII
55,0 × 72,0 cm
Pencil, 2008

Prize
– The Prize of the Union of Visual Artists of the Czech Republic

Pawel Warchol - Object I

Pawel Warchol
Poland

Object I
100 × 70 cm
Ink, 2008

Prize
– The Prize of the Students of the Institute of Art and Design of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen

List of Artists
The Honorary Certificate of the Highest Quality – Short Listt

  • Stefan Bergerdisplay
    The Boxers, Graphite, 90,0×60,0 cm, 2008
    Sweden
  • Dobroslava Broďáková – Urbanovádisplay
    Relief of space I, Ink and charcoal, 100×70,0 cm, 2007
    Czech Republic
  • Rika Deryckeredisplay
    In Motion IV, Charcoal, 70,0×100 cm, 2008
    France
  • Ruth Essermandisplay
    Infusion, Ink, pencil, 66,5×100 cm, 2008
    USA
  • Ursula Goebdisplay
    Metamorphosis V, Graphite on paper, 42,0×29,5 cm, 2008
    Germany
  • Bahadir Gokaydisplay
    Overshadow, Combined technique, 100×70,0 cm, 2008
    Turkey
  • Jaroslav Hamžadisplay
    Walker II, Pencil, 80,0×60,0 cm, 2008
    Czech Republic
  • Jaroslav Jebavýdisplay
    BP 5, Pencil, 100×70,0 cm, 2008
    Czech Republic
  • Roswitha Josefine Papedisplay
    News to Everyone I, Ink, pero, 90,0×64,0 cm, 2008
    Germany
  • Prof. Paul Manfred Kaestnerdisplay
    From the Big Bell of Love, 29.01.2008, Combined technique, hand-made paper, 65,0×50,0 cm, 2008
    Germany
  • Péter Balázs Kovácsdisplay
    Reflection I, Charcoal, 70,0×100 cm, 2008
    Hungary
  • Manfred Riedererdisplay
    Elysian Fields, Charcoal, 70,0×100 cm, 2008
    Germany
  • Kate Seržánedisplay
    Jewels II, Sepia, 86,0×70,0 cm, 2008
    Latvia
  • Dorota Szczepanowskadisplay
    Together and Separate I, Pencil, Ink, 50,0×70,0 cm, 2008
    Poland
  • Marcin Szymielewiczdisplay
    Organism of the City II, Combined technique, 100×58,0 cm, 2008
    Poland
  • Zdeněk Tománekdisplay
    Barrier III, Pencil, graphite, 100×70,0 cm, 2008
    Czech Republic
  • Mgr. Lenka Zajícová, DiS.display
    Shape I, Natural charcoal, 56,0×37,0 cm, 2007
    Czech Republic

Held under the auspices of:

  • Minister of Culture of The Czech Republic Václav Jehlička
  • Czech Committee for UNESCO
  • The International Association of Art – EUROPE

Biennial date: 9. 10. 2008 – 16. 11. 2008

Founders of the Professional Association of Legal Entities The Biennial of Drawing Pilsen

  • The City of Pilsen
  • The University of West Bohemia in Pilsen
  • The International Association of Art – Europe
  • The Union of Visual Artists of Pilsen Area

Honorary Board

  • MUDr. Petr Zimmermann
    President of the Pilsen Region
  • Ing. Pavel Rödl
    Lord Mayor of the City of Pilsen
  • Mgr. Martin Baxa
    Member of the Regional Council for Cultural Policy and Historical Welfare
  • JUDr. Marcela Krejsová
    Deputy Mayor of Pilsen City
  • Jiří Uhlík
    Mayor of the City District of Pilsen 1
  • Ing. Lumír Aschenbrenner
    Mayor of the City District of Pilsen 2
  • Jiří Strobach
    Mayor of the City District of Pilsen 3
  • JUDr. Hynek Brom
    Mayor of the City District of Pilsen 4
  • Mons. František Radkovský
    Bishop of Pilsen
  • Doc. Ing. Josef Průša, CSc.
    Chancellor of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen
  • Ing. Arnošt Kastner
    General manager A.S.A. Ltd.
  • Ing. Miloslav Raboch, CSc.
    Executive Director of the Foundation of 700 years of the City Pilsen
  • Werner Schaub
    President of International Association of Art – Europe
  • PhDr. František Frýda
    Director of Museum of West Bohemia in Pilsen
  • András Butak
    President of the Association of Hungarian Graphic Artists
  • Václav Kubát
    Chairman of the Union of Visual Artists of the Czech Republic

Organizer

The Professional Association of Legal Entities The Biennial of Drawing Pilsen.

The Biennial is held with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture of The Czech Republic.

Hlavní partner

Partners

Media Partners

Art Committee

  • Mgr. Dana Doricová
    Art Historian – Slovak Republic
  • PhDr. Eva Neumannová
    Art Historian
  • Doc. Ak. mal. Josef Mištera
    The University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Director of Institute of Art and Design
  • Doc. Bořivoj Borovský
    The University of Hradec Králové
  • Ak. mal. Vladivoj Kotyza
    The University of West Bohemia Pilsen

Audit Committee

  • JUDr. Radka Konečná
    Attorneys at Law Konečná – Šafář
    Chairwoman
  • Ing. Jindřich Aulický
    Economic Consultant
  • Mgr. Vít Weber
    Executive Vice Chairman, The Union of Visual Artists of the Czech Republic

Management of Biennial of Drawing Pilsen

  • Ak. mal. Jaroslav Zapletal
    President of the Biennial of Drawing Pilsen
  • Mgr. Gabriela Darebná
    Executive Director of the Biennial of Drawing Pilsen

The Awards

  • The Grand Prix
    Marianne Wille Ogilvie
    Germany
  • The Prize of the President of The Pilsen Region
    Jiří Voves
    Czech Republic
  • The Prize of the Lord Mayor of Pilsen
    Jacques Valot
    France
  • The Prize of The International Association of Art – Europe
    Rastislav Podoba
    Slovak Republic
  • The Prize of the Hungarian Association of Graphic Artist
    Jarek Grulkowski
    Poland
  • The Prize of the Union of Visual Artists of the Czech Republic
    John Jones
    Ireland
  • The Prize of the Students of the Institute of Art and Design of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen
    Pawel Warchol
    Poland

The Honorary Certificate of the Highest Quality – Shor List

Stefan Berger, Dobroslava Broďáková – Urbanová, Rika Deryckere, Ursula Goeb, Ruth Esserman, Bahadir Gokay, Jaroslav Hamža, Jaroslav Jebavý, Paul Manfred Kaestner, Péter Balázs Kovács, Roswitha Josefine Pape, Manfred Riederer, Kate Seržáne, Dorota Szczepanowska, Marcin Szymielewicz, Zdeněk Tománek, Lenka Zajícová.

The Biennial of Drawing in Pilsen has found its place on the European cultural scene. This is attested not only by the large number of artists who have submitted their works but also by the quality of these works, which improves with every Biennial held.

The novelty is that the participants include well-known artists from the Czech Republic and Europe as well as the whole world. In this way, the Biennial has become a major event and joined the great biennials.

This development was also clear to the jury: more often than in the past, their decision-making was not easy; there were more and more close results in the final voting.

This is a very promising development. Let us hope that this persistent improvement of quality will continue in the future, the reputation of the City of Pilsen being henceforward connected with its well-known Biennial of Drawing.

Prof. Werner Schaub
President of International Association of Art – Europe

„Take a pencil, colour yellow, draw a nice pear and then, below, a round plate to put it on. What a painter you are, son!“
let me start by quoting a short nursery rhyme by the prominent Czech poet František Hrubín, remembered from my childhood and which connected my thoughts with Biennial of Drawing.

The participants of the Biennial of Drawing would hardly find it as easy as that. They have had to come a long way to attain their drawing or, if you wish, artistic attitude and expression. This journey was no doubt accompanied by many errors or false paths, as is usual in art, but in the end they were rewarded by unique and irreplaceable self-expression. This year we may yet again enjoy the results of this enduring effort and see works not only displaying artistic skill but also offering various views of the world, life, the things surrounding us and the testimony the artists bear of themselves. Such a comprehensive show makes it apparent how the individual artists differ from each other in their diversity, how different worldviews they hold, how differently they express themselves. Some, for instance, tend towards the realistic approach, others towards the more abstract.

This, however, is notrelevant. The important thing is the quality of the work, its message and the ability to capture the viewer’s attention. I believe that from this perspective, the Biennial is significant and inspirational – it shows the world on a small scale; practically on several tens square metres of exhibition area we have an opportunity to see it in all its complexity. Perhaps no field of human activity can express this better than art. The art of drawing in this case.

I welcome the 6th Biennial of Drawing, I welcome its visitors to Pilsen and the Pilsen Region, with which this unique art festival is inextricably linked. I wish the viewers profound and perceptive experiences; I congratulate the awarded authors as well as all those exhibiting their works. I thank the organizers of the Biennial for their work.

MUDr. Petr Zimmermann
President of the Pilsen Region

I am greatly honoured to briefly introduce the 6th International Biennial of Drawing 2008.

A pencil is probably the first object that little children reach for to express themselves artistically. Due to criticism and judgment by others, few persist in this interest throughout their lifetimes. Therefore, it is with thankfulness that we accept the opportunity to enrich our lives with the experience of the exhibitions by those who were able to develop their early childhood creativity to perfection. The Biennial represents such an opportunity.

It is marvelous to see that the original intention of raising the competition to the international level has been achieved and, simultaneously, that the event is proving its viability by its biennial continuation. I am glad that the Biennial of Drawing helps the City of Pilsen to become a permanent international cultural centre.

Ing. Pavel Rödl
Lord Mayor of the City of Pilsen

Do you know what it means when one says “the International Biennial of Drawing Pilsen 2008?

  • The sixth year of a competition which has grown in terms of both beauty and size, now being truly international.
  • An entirely unique competition of visual artists in monochrome drawing, where the only limitation is the set largest format

Observing the monochromy and format is supervised by a technical jury.

  • An exhibition showcasing a wide range of contemporary artistic possibilities, classical as well as less known drawing techniques, untraditional and experimental modes. This year, they have ranged from the familiar pencil and charcoal drawing to works made by laser, candle flame or heat–processed organic material.
  • A remarkable presentation of a wide variety of contemporary artistic modes, unlimited by any dogmas of –isms, giving the artist the choice of content and form according to his/her intentions. There is no condemnation of traditional realism, emphasis is often placed on hyper–realism or magical and lyrical realism; various forms of expressionism are still alive. What the artists also find attractive is abstraction or geometric position in today’s post–modern world in competition with expressions of computer imagination.
  • A collection of submitted works allowing further more general evaluations as well new approaches to the present ones, such as the increased interest of the authors, regardless of their nationality, in the emotional and ethical aspect of human existence, an interest in environmental and sociological issues. And because it is not only grave problems that life is filled with, the works also include seriously understood lightness of play, humorousness as well as the joy of elementary relationships and emotions, making them a true delight to behold.
  • Last but not least, the perfect work of organizers, the relatively small realization team and the work of the technical and professional jury.

The sixth year has finished, let us wish success to the seventh.

Jana Potužáková

Exhibition Halls

9. 10. – 16. 11. 2008

  • Museum of West Bohemia in Pilsen
    Kopeckého sady 2, Plzeň
  • Jiří Trnka Gallery
    nám. Republiky 40, Plzeň
  • University Gallery
    Jungmannova 2, Plzeň

The Organisers would like to thank those who have participated in the realization of this year´s Biennial:

  • Commissary of the Exhibition
    Mgr. Dana Doricová
  • The Prizes for the awarded artists were made by the glassmakers
    Ak. soch. Bohumil Eliáš ml.
    Ak. mal. Ludvík Kovář
  • Design of logo, invitation card, catalogue, poster and leaflet
    Miloš Hausner
  • Photographer
    Mgr. A. Václav Hynčík
  • Economic Adviser
    Renáta Oplová
  • Translation
    Mgr. Alice Tihelková
  • Production
    Michal Darebný
    Zita Chocová

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