"The world that Žáček shows us in his pictures is cheerless but why should it be otherwise? The artist’s St. Francis is a shadow of St. Francis, a dark shadow at that. The agenda of his painting is undoubtedly important and comes ready-frozen by the technique employed. He washes away what he has painted and paints it again; the subjects of his paintings are haunted by their own shadow contours.
All of Žáček’s paintings are basically disconcerting. The quivering restlessness is heightened and highlighted by beauty while attempting to conceal or in contrast, to unveil the horror in which we live.
Žáček shows us once more that it is not just painting and what is painted that are important. The fragility of the world, its bleak beauty, can be viewed only by means of their close embrace."
Ivan M. Jirous