Jaroslav Rona: Labyrinth (1993)

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The artwork «Labyrinth» was created during the 3nd Art Symposium (1993), the theme of which was «Art in Politics»

Czech artist Jaroslav Rona (born 1957) draws inspiration from the historical memories of humanity, real and mythical, and the human origins, holy and cosmic. The artist himself characterises “Labyrinth” (1993) as a sample of architecture, due mostly to its metal structure. Although the piece seems obvious, its primitive formalistic beauty links it directly to abstract cubism and art-deco. Deeply symbolic, clearly referencing Cretan mythology, the piece refers to the idea of danger, spirituality and dramatic conflict between human beings and the supernatural. On a larger scale, the social and political interpretation of the piece would be more intense, overwhelming viewers before making them submit to it.

The work has been moved for restoration purposes.


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