Ladislav Zívr / Welder
The sculpture Welder dates from the period of Zívr’s interest in the relationship between humans and machines. Here he is able to make use of his experience as a potter and mould the human form like a jug. By simplifying the form to the maximum Zívr restricted the figure to its most basic shape. He manages to connect the human anatomy with its angularity and asymmetry with simply roundedness in an imaginary infinite line. The work’s originality and timelessness must be appreciated in the context of the period when it was created, when the theme of work was subject to ideological diktat.