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Jiri Maska
Sensorial Realities
Agora Gallery
530 West 25th StreetNew York,NY
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  • King of Frogs
Mixed Media on Canvas
20" x 20" 

    King of Frogs

    Mixed Media on Canvas
    20" x 20"
  • Sergei Jesenin in Moscow
Mixed Media on Canvas
25" x 25" 

    Sergei Jesenin in Moscow

    Mixed Media on Canvas
    25" x 25"
  • Body of the Christ
Mixed Media on Canvas
35" x 35" 

    Body of the Christ

    Mixed Media on Canvas
    35" x 35"
  • Prince Bajaja Fighting with Gay Club
Mixed Media on Canvas
20" x 20" 

    Prince Bajaja Fighting with Gay Club

    Mixed Media on Canvas
    20" x 20"
  • Princes from Quory
Mixed Media on Canvas
20" x 20" 

    Princes from Quory

    Mixed Media on Canvas
    20" x 20"
  • Inkas Welcome Gods
Mixed Media on Canvas
20" x 20" 

    Inkas Welcome Gods

    Mixed Media on Canvas
    20" x 20"
  • Beauty and Beast
Mixed Media on Canvas
25" x 25" 

    Beauty and Beast

    Mixed Media on Canvas
    25" x 25"
  • Stories of the Devils
Mixed Media on Canvas
20" x 20" 

    Stories of the Devils

    Mixed Media on Canvas
    20" x 20"
  • Surprise at Avatar
Mixed Media on Canvas
20" x 20" 

    Surprise at Avatar

    Mixed Media on Canvas
    20" x 20"
  • Lochness Monster Going to Prague
Mixed Media on Canvas
20" x 20" 

    Lochness Monster Going to Prague

    Mixed Media on Canvas
    20" x 20"
  • King Lear with His Servants
Mixed Media on Canvas
20" x 20" 

    King Lear with His Servants

    Mixed Media on Canvas
    20" x 20"
  • Godless Menket
Mixed Media on Canvas
0" x 0" 

    Godless Menket

    Mixed Media on Canvas
    0" x 0"
  • Virgin
Limestone
40" x 24" x 15" 

    Virgin

    Limestone
    40" x 24" x 15"
  • Baba Jaga Enjoy Life
Mixed Media on Canvas
20" x 20" 

    Baba Jaga Enjoy Life

    Mixed Media on Canvas
    20" x 20"
  • Prometheus
Limestone
40" x 20" x 14" 

    Prometheus

    Limestone
    40" x 20" x 14"
  • Alibaba and His 5 Friends
Mixed Media on Canvas
20" x 20" 

    Alibaba and His 5 Friends

    Mixed Media on Canvas
    20" x 20"
  • Dianna
Limestone
40" x 24" x 15" 

    Dianna

    Limestone
    40" x 24" x 15"
  • Dianna, back view
Limestone
40" x 24" x 15" 

    Dianna, back view

    Limestone
    40" x 24" x 15"
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Jiri Maska

JIRI MASKA

Sensorial Realities
July 5 – July 25, 2017
Reception: Thursday, July 6, 2017 6-8 PM

Czech artist Jiri Maska creates pieces that are both majestic and visceral. Maska works with mixed media to make highly textured tableaux of narrative images. The pieces are characterized by their heavy, graphic lines and saturated colors. Frequently an image will play two contrasting shades off each other to intense, otherworldy effect. Figures are stylized but not simplified, and backgrounds are a shifting patchwork of shadows.

Most often, Maska's inspiration comes from some of the oldest and richest shared source material in the world: the epics of antiquity, such as the story of Gilgamesh or the many books of the Bible. His interests know no national or even chronological boundaries. In every piece the figures are always in motion, caught at the height of their dramatic arc. Maska does not shy away from the darker aspects of these stories, instead choosing to illuminate all facets and find the grace in every tale.

Maska was born in Razice, Czechoslovakia and has since exhibited all over the world, including in France, China, Australia, Uruguay, Holland, Canada, and the United States.