Red wine, chocolate and a conversation between artist Rudolf Samohejl and curator Savannah Gorton on sculptural situations.
Rudolf Samohejl (*1987, České Budějovice, Czechoslovakia) lives and works as a visual artist and collaborator between Prague, the Czech Republic and Brussels, Belgium.
Rudolf Samohejl works in a variety of mediums, from installation and film to sculpture, drawing and performance. In his multifaceted work, layers of history, urbanism, capitalism, social narrative and identity become source material for explorations into the increasing possibilities and problems that new technology and visual languages possess over the construction of subjectivity.
The core of his current work can be found in the human obsession with an abstract future and the obsessive desire to project itself onto this imagined existence.
Samohejl graduated from the Academy of Art Architecture and Design in Prague. During his studies he took part at Salzburg Summer Academy and Edinburgh College of Art. He also participated in AIR Sandnes (Norway), Flow East Art Hub Prague, INI Project Prague, Space Called Place Organization Krakow (Poland) and Egon Schiele Art Center (Český Krumlov). His work has been exhibited in the Czech Republic and abroad since 2010. Rudolf Samohejl won the Jan Naaijkens Prize 2015 in the Netherlands and was a finalist of ESSL Art Award in 2013.