Artist’s Talk: Jan Valik


5:30 - 6:30 pm


admission free

Artist Jan Valik, whose work is currently on show in the MA Curating students’ exhibition ‘Of Other Space: Gardens of Dreams’ will be in conversation with the student curators.

Together they will explore the ideas and inspiration behind Valik’s production, and how they relate to the concepts underpinning the show.

Join us on Zoom click on the link here.

All welcome

About the Artist

Valik’s semi-abstract paintings are connected to ideas of landscape as a psychological space. Painting without preliminary sketches, the working out of his artworks takes place directly on the canvas. Intuitive brushwork combine with translucent layers and rhythms, resulting in compositions where gestural traces coexist and evoke a spatial depth as observed in nature. To Valik, painting becomes a way of existence, as a simultaneous presence and absence.


Jan Valik graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague.  He has participated in numerous residences including  BankART Studio (Yokohama, Japan, 2016), Mark Rothko Art Center (Daugavpils, Latvia, 2017), Banska Stanica Contemporary (Banska Stiavnica, Slovakia, 2018) and Shanjian Contemporary Art Space (Beijing, China, 2019). His work was exhibited in solo exhibitions in Czech Republic, Slovakia, Japan and China; as well as in group exhibitions in Japan, Czech Republic, Slovakia, China, Latvia, France, Germany and Ireland.