Karel Nepraš / Seated
The work entitled Seated from 1966 is an excellent example of this. There is no skin on the limbs of the seated torso so that the muscles and sinews are exposed. The figure’s authenticity is emphasised by the boots it is wearing. The upper part of the body consists of a vertical shape, which, unlike the lower part, bears no resemblance to a human being. Nepraš masterfully unites the simple magic of the material with the powerful theme of physicality. His sculptures are an excellent example of the artistic surge of the late 1960s. Their quality is unquestionable, which is why his work is increasingly recognised and included in prestigious national and private collections, both in this country and abroad.