530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street
Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
Jiri Maska
Sensorial Realities
Agora Gallery
New York,NY

  • King of Frogs   King of Frogs
    Mixed Media on Canvas
    20" x 20"
    Jiri Maska

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

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

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

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

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

  • Beauty and Beast   Beauty and Beast
    Mixed Media on Canvas
    25" x 25"
    Jiri Maska

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

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

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

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

  • Godless Menket   Godless Menket
    Mixed Media on Canvas
    0" x 0"
    Jiri Maska

  • Virgin   Virgin
    Limestone
    40" x 24" x 15"
    Jiri Maska

  • Baba Jaga Enjoy Life   Baba Jaga Enjoy Life
    Mixed Media on Canvas
    20" x 20"
    Jiri Maska

  • Prometheus   Prometheus
    Limestone
    40" x 20" x 14"
    Jiri Maska

  • Alibaba and His 5 Friends   Alibaba and His 5 Friends
    Mixed Media on Canvas
    20" x 20"
    Jiri Maska

  • Dianna   Dianna
    Limestone
    40" x 24" x 15"
    Jiri Maska

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


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.


Invitation to Jiri Maska's exhibition
Read Jiri Maska's artist statement and view art for sale on ARTmine.com

Agora Gallery
530 West 25th Street New York 10001 NY.
(+1) 212-226-4151 (+1)212-966-4380 Miki Stiles 1984