Aleš Hnízdil’s work is based on meditative perception of space. This aspect accompanies his entire body of work and can already be found in his spatial lines from the 1980s created after his graduation from the Sculpture Studio at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. They represented emptied silhouettes with hints of human figures confronted by matter and space. A search for internal positions, the perception of man on his emotional level, led Hnízdil to use progressively simpler forms.
He currently works most often with stainless steel and stone – sandstone and alabaster. Steel structures penetrate white chunks of stone, and at other times pieces of paper. While vertical structures are conceived as connecting to infinite space, their cyclical parts evoke the permeation or penetration of consciousness outside the dimension of time.
As part of the Genetic Code of Consciousness exhibition, the DOX Centre terrace features work Aleš Hnízdil has created over the past two years.