EXTINCTION

Every known biological species comes with
an expiration date. Homo sapiens is no exception.
(Lukáš Likavčan, Spectral Earth)

Certain imaginary about the end of the world are depicted in our minds already as an archetype. End of the world or so called apocalypse should have brought us a great sceneria, a dramatic catastrophe on a global scale that provides us with a certainty that it is the end of the world we all have been waiting for. In christian mythology, the only way to encounter God here on earth is precisely during the events of the last days, such a heavenly occurrence makes most atheist christians feel intensely excited on an unconscious level. Some of them have in the name of ‘’prepping’’ collected gear and equipment that increases the chances for survival in such a non hostile environment as an apocalypse truly is.
Other theories emerged interpreting the end of the world through the events of agricultures invention, distribution of linguistics, industrial revolution, cybernetical optimization, Donald Trump's election… one way or the other, we have come in peace with our own extinction, we are intuitively intrigued by it, thus every fragment of recycled plastics brings us closer to heavenly salvation.
And precisely there lies the issue of the end of the world as such, likewise other phenomenons, even apocalypse is not as we have imagined it to be. No global fires, floods, earthquakes, rapid temperature changes could ever gain the status of the end of the world in our eyes-
Cynicism or woke lethargy is not quite adequate eighter. Indeed thanks to the contingency of particular catastrophes and in the aftermath of convoluted layerdness, we can never be quite sure how this whole thing comes out to be.
When we allow ourselves to be willing to decline today's rotten anthropocentric understanding of our existence, we can be welcomed in the new world of possibilities full of new inspirations to learn from. Biodiversity presents us with various concepts of planetary coordinations that are intimate to us if we approach them with more sensitivity.

(Inspired by COI, Speculative Ruinology Preface by V.Janoscik)

The problem is thus not so much whether we
will become extinct, but how we will cope with
the truth of that extinction, and subsequently
how we will design for extinction.
Ironically, it is our very capacity for technological
Invention that has secured us such a dominant
position in the world which may lead
ultimately to (as some have put it) 'The End of Man'.
(The Posthuman Condition: Consciousness Beyond the Brain)

Lepší je neztratit

Better not to lose

Oil and glitter on canvas, 2020/21
200 x 260 cm

Oboustranná mince I.

A double sided coin I

Oil and glitter on canvas, 2021
140 x 210 cm

Oboustranná mince II.

A double sided coin II.

Olej a gliter na plátně, 2021
150 x 210 cm

Vymizení korálových útesů

Extinction

Oil and acrylic on canvas, 2020
150 x 200 cm

Vymizení korálových útesů II.

Extinction II.

Oil and acrylic on canvas, 2020
150 x 200 cm

Vymizení korálových útesů III.

Extinction III.

Oil on canvas, 2020
210 x 140 cm

Vymizení korálových útesů IV.

Extinction IV.

oil and glitter on canvas, 2020
140 x 210 cm

Duch ve skořápce I., II.

Ghost in the Shell I., II.

Oil on canvas, 2020
70 x 50 cm, 70 x 50 cm

Determination I., II.

Duch ve skořápce III.

Ghost in the Shell III.

Olej a gliter na plátně, 2020
90 x 70 cm

Determination III.

Duch ve skořápce IV.

Ghost in the Shell IV.

Oil on canvas, 2020
100 x 70 cm

Determination IV.

Duch ve skořápce V.

Ghost in the Shell V.

Oil on canvas, 2020
80 x 100 cm

Determination V.

Duch ve skořábce VI.

Ghost in the Shell VI.

Oil and glitter on canvas, 2020
70 x 50 cm

Determination VI.

Duch ve skořápce VII.

Ghost in the Shell VII.

Oil on canvas, moulding mass, 2020
70 x 100 cm

Determination VII.

Atlas I.

Atlas I.

oil and glitter on canvas, 2020
120 x 100 cm

Atlas II.

Atlas II.

Oil and glitter on canvas, 2020
120 x 100 cm

private collection

Atlas III.

Atlas III.

Oil and acrylic on canvas, 2020
120 x 100 cm

Atlas IV.

Atlas IV.

Oil and glitter on canvas, 2020
120 x 100 cm

Atlas V.

Atlas V.

Oil and glitter on canvas, 2020
120 x 100 cm

Zvrátit budoucnost I.

Reverse the Future I.

Oil and glitter on canvas, 2020
150 x 100 cm

Zvrátit budoucnost II.

Reverse the Future II.

Oil and glitter on canvas, 2020
150 x 100 cm

private collection

Zvrátit budoucnost III.

Reverse the Future III.

Oil and glitter on canvas, 2020
150 x 100 cm

Zvrátit budoucnost IV.

Reverse the Future IV.

Oil and glitter on canvas, 2020
150 x 100 cm

Zvrátit budoucnost VI.

Reverse the Future VI.

Oil and glitter on canvas, 2021
100 x 80 cm

Čisté bělení I.

Pure Whitening I.

Oil and glitter on canvas, 2021
100 x 100 cm