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Jiří Šigut: Práce - Works / 1985-2018 -
Jiří Šigut: Práce - Works / 1985-2018 -
Jiří Šigut: Práce - Works / 1985-2018 -
Jiří Šigut: Práce - Works / 1985-2018 -
Jiří Šigut: Práce - Works / 1985-2018 -
Jiří Šigut: Práce - Works / 1985-2018 -
Jiří Šigut: Práce - Works / 1985-2018 -

Jiří Šigut: Práce - Works / 1985-2018

This major monograph devoted to the work of the Ostrava photographer Jiří Šigut maps his career from the early 1980s to the present day. Šigut’s photography does not primarily attempt to capture reality in objective situations or moods. Rather he exploits the visual potential of the experienced environment as material for structures in shapes and light, which are then experimentally processed using technology and drawing on the properties of the medium itself, transforming the original photograph into an autonomous abstract work of art. It is only the title of the photograph which reveals to us the place, time, situation or person from which the work was derived. In his analysis of the medium of photography, Šigut went as far as to eschew the use of a camera for two whole decades, instead relying solely on light and the emulsion of photographic material. He also incorporates elements of his own body into his works.

Jiří Šigut has embraced the opportunities offered by digital technologies, which he exploits by means of a radical method involving the reduction of a photographic image to a single point. The publication includes texts by Petr Vaňous, Martin Klimeš and Jakub Guziur.

Concept of the book: Jiří Šigut
Texts: Jakub Guziur, Martin Klimeš, Jiří Šigut, Jiří Valoch, Petr Vaňous
Editing: Eva Hrubá
Translation: Stephan von Pohl
Proofreading: Megan Bedell
Reproductions:  archiv GVUO; Bořivoj Černý; Jan Freiberg; František Řezníček; Jiří Šigut
Graphic design: Jiří Šigut - CONCEPT
Typeset in Etelka by JIří Šigut
Prepress: Karel Kerlický
Printed by PB tisk, a.s., Příbram

Published by Karel Kerlický - KANT in Prague and Gallery of Fine Arts in Ostrava, 2018

512 pages

ISBN 978–80–7437–253–7

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Product code: K0269
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