Štech Adam

The Vampiress / Upírka, 2019100 x 75 cmgouache, oil and pigments on canvas
Family / Rodina, 2019210 x 210 cmgouache, oil and pigments on canvas
Portrait with Maya / Portrét s Májou, 2020160 x 120 cmoil on canvas
Portrait of Adam Štech / Portrét Adama Štecha85 x 70 cmplaster mosaic on board
Bride / Nevěsta, 2019140 x 105 cmpolyurethane and pigments on paper
Havel, 2020200 x 150 cmoil on canvas
The Huntress / Lovkyně, 2019140 x 100 cmgouache, oil and pigments on canvas

Adam Štech‘s paintings are inspired by real and found stories, as well as the confrontation of individual artistic expression. He refers to different historical periods, from Baroque to Cubism. His work is represented in many private and public collections in the Czech Republic and abroad. He recently had an exhibition ‘Deviant Dichotomy’ in Ascaso Gallery in Miami, USA. Adam Štech invites the viewer to step into an alternate reality where recognizable figures are dragged, stretched, and reassembled into contorted portrayals of their former selves. The Czech painter commenced his formal studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague where he began to compile the techniques of baroque, expressionist, and cubist forms, fusing them to conceive his own approach to modernist art. His distinct approach is characterized by collaged and caricatured figures implanted into humorous - and inevitably idiosyncratic - circumstances of his alternate reality. No one is precluded from becoming the subject of Štech’s warped creations; the Czech painter is known for extracting individuals from his personal life to feature as the muse of his peculiar paintings and mosaics. His propensity for absurdity and parody allows him to dismember and reconstruct any reality, including his own. His witty personality is exemplified by his self-portraits, in which he implants himself completing a painting in peculiar scenarios. Though the artist’s unorthodox paintings may appear arbitrary and unmethodical, each of his creations commemorates the technicalities and intricacies of modernist expression that is neglected in favor of other expressions.