SEMERAK zbynek

1951 . sumperk . czech republic

2003 . sumperk . czech republic




After elementary school Zbynek Semerak was apprenticed as a textile machinery technician. Too frail, he could not continue this activity, the reason for which he worked for a time as a scene painter in the local theater. Retired early in 1977, he devoted his time to drawing. His works in diluted Indian ink or pencil, often heightened with gouache or scraped and repainted, recall manuscripts filled with enigmatic writing. They are inspired by historical, architectural or mythical themes, symbols of different cultures and religions and are built around a central figure, probably a kind of self-portrait.