1947 . otaslavice . czech republic


Petr Dobsak held several jobs: he worked as an electrical mechanic, a driver and a lift repairman. Suffering from meningitis, then “rheumatic fever” followed by hallucinations, he was committed by his family to the psychiatric hospital in Kroměříž. It is there, and only there, that he drew. Since 2000, he has lived with his parents and helps out with agricultural work. His drawings in pencil or colored pencils reflect his love of farming and especially the intimate relationship he has with nature. They represent animals, buildings, fields and forests; ghostly silhouettes hiding or watching closely sometimes emerge from nebulous hatchings. Since his childhood Petr Dobsak has also been writing poems, dedicated to the same young girl, the impossible love of his life.