This exhibition takes place at Art Archive at DOX.
The work of Miloš Šejn is wedded to nature, more precisely to landscape, but an interpretation that would restrict itself to this connection would be a simplified and impoverished one. It is not only that places seemingly untouched by man, where Šejn’s scenes take place, were often inhabited long ago (for example, Prachovské skály, various caves), so interaction with them is also contact with history; but the important thing is mainly the utilization of landscape as a means of coming to terms with oneself.
Because nature most naturally shows itself to man as landscape, i.e. shows itself to those who pass through it, and thus moves in a network of relationships that create it, this means that it appears in sequence. Walking is thus a sequence of steps, or a sequence of views of the landscape, a sequence of spaces observed from shifting angles. The ideal medium for their capture thus seems to be the book, or as we know from Carrión, a sequence of spaces.
In his work, Miloš Šejn used books with blank pages as well as books that already had content. But this content is however not without its effect on the artist’s drawings in interaction with the landscape. It isn’t about specific use of text – reading or recital of memorized passages, but about the intermingling of the sum total of the given text with the artist’s meditation, his movement and his drawing.