Sculpture is playing with matter in space.

I think that the joy of sculpture begins where the slavish imitation of reality ends and the creation of a new, as yet unknown one begins. The finished statue often represents only a small tip of the glacier, under which a large pile of study and preparation time is hidden.

During the creation of the figural sculpture, the author draws hundreds to thousands of drawings in the space. Gradually, he gets to the desired goal.

The sculpture work of Mgr. art. Ján Frančák, ArtD. dominates by interest in the figure, with a particular passion for the subject portrait. Realistic approach in portrayal carries significant psychological point of view. Author creates dialectics of relation between classical modelling approach and searching new planes by applying existing technological and various material options. Certain position of playfulness and exaggeration are mirrored in the formation that reflects the social climate as well as internal, intimate survival of the author. Objects are created by ready-made strategy, appropriation of reality or elimination of footprint of facts as bearers of new contexts of a peculiar noticeable value. 

Sculptor: Mgr. art. Karin Patúcová, ArtD., 2015

2011 – 2015 doctoral studies of free art – ArtD.
Academy of Arts in Banska Bystrica, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Sculpture. Internal doctoral student (trainer doc. Petra Gáspár, academic sculptor)
2012 – 2013 study stay at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. Studio of figural sculpture and medals /School of professor Jan Hendrych.
2005 – 2011 university I. II. level - Mgr. art.
Academy of Arts in Banska Bystrica, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Sculpture.
2009 – 2011 Studio of figural speech at professor Jan Hendrych, academic sculptor and professor Márius Kotrba, academic sculptor
2005 – 2009 Studio of figural speech at professor Peter Gáspár, academic sculptor
2001 – 2005 secondary with graduation, High school in Spišska Nova Ves, Department of Sculpture. Imrich Svitana, academic sculptor, Marian Hennel, academic sculptor


2022  QUO VADIS, Záhorská galéria Jána Mudrocha in Senica, SR.
2021  Festival umenia Konverzia, Dubnica nad Váhom, SR.
2019  Author's realization of the object for the EQO Spišský Hrhov EQO (Priestor interaktívnej kultúry), SR.
2017  "PRIESTOR V PROSTORU", Katedra sochárstva s priestorovej tvorby FVU AU v BB,  Galerie Kaple, Valašské Meziříčí, CR.
2016, Resculpture, Gallery Statua in Bratislava, SR.
2015, "We and They", Gallery in Levoca, SR, 20.11.2015 - 10.1.2016
2015, Only sculpture/Tylko rzezba, Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw, PL.
2015, Fine ArtD. 3.,  Gallery in Banska Bystrica, SR.
2014, Trencín 2014, Selection of contemporary Slovak chamber sculpture in the Gallery of Miloš Alexander Bazovsky in Trencín, SR.
2014, Banskobystrický štuk, Pisztoryho Palace v Bratislava, SR.
2014, Collective Opening Exhibition, Gallery in Levoca, SR.
2014, Young horses IV. (Exhibition of light art), Stable Trebišov, SR.
2013, Young horses II. (Exhibition of young Slovak sculptors), Stable Trebišov, SR.
2013, MIX blood, Eastern Slovak Gallery Košice, SR.
2012, Lýdia Kratina Sokol and Koloman, Galerry of Peter Michala Bohún – Centre of Koloman Sokol, Liptovský Mikuláš, SR.
2012, Figurama, University of Tomáš Bati in Zlín, Faculty of multimedia communications, CR.
2012, Figurama, Institute of Art and Design University of West Bohemia in Plzen and civic associations FIGURAMA, o. s., Plzen, CR.
2012, 4views, Gallery Fx, Academy of Arts in Banska Bystrica, SR.
2012, Figurama, Airport Praha Ruzyne - Terminál 2, Praha, CR
2012, Figurama, Faculty of Architecture CVUT, Praha, CR
2007, Talents – 6. Listeners Triennial of art schools, Záhorská gallery, Senica, SR.

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