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8 March > 2 May 2020

Husk Gallery is delighted to invite you to the opening of the first solo show with Jan Valik at the gallery in Rivoli #12 Brussels. The emerging Slovak artist shows a recent series of landscape paintings.

Valik’s artworks emerge from space among ‘absorbed’ landscape, recollections, sense and memory. Paintings on the verge of imagination echo sources of inspiration bridging principles of Eastern and Western landscape painting evoked by calligraphic spontaneity along with careful construction of pictorial space.

Opening in the presence of the artist
Sunday 8 March 2020 from 3 > 7 pm

Jan Valik, Shifting Time, 2018, oil on canvas, 50×70 cm

Opening hours Husk Gallery
Husk Gallery opens on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 1 > 6 pm and by appointment,
on Rivoli Open Sunday on 22 March from 2 > 6 pm and on the Gallery Night on 24 April from 6 > 9 pm.

Address: Rivoli Building ground floor #12, Chaussée de Waterloo 690, 1180 Brussels

A printed catalogue published by Husk Gallery accompanies Jan Valik’s exhibition and includes a text by prof. dr. em. Willy F. Vande Walle, Japanologist, sinologist and founder of the Japanese Studies section at the University of Leuven. The exhibition is supported by Slovak Arts Council.

Jan Valik (°1987, Bratislava, Slovakia) is an emerging international artist who currently lives and works in Brussels and Bratislava. He is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, won the third place in the VUB Painting Competition (2016) and was the finalist of the EXIT Award in Usti nad Labem (2011). His solo exhibitions were held for example at the Cici Gallery (Bratislava, Slovakia, 2019), Chisou Gallery (Komono, Japan, 2018), at ABC Gallery (Bratislava, Slovakia, 2017), Niche Gallery (Tokyo, Japan,2017), Art Space NOV (Pardubice, 2016), Maumau Gallery (Istanbul, Turkey, 2015). Valik has participated in Artist-in-residence programs notably at 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 the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Japan and China; as well as in group exhibitions in Japan, Czech Republic, Slovakia, China, Latvia, France, Germany and Ireland

Jan Valik official website

Jan Valik, Ravine’s Murmur (After Hokusai), 2020, oil on canvas, 55×40 cm

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