Postupa, Ladislav

Ladislav Postupa

1929 geboren, ausgebildet als Grafiker und Designer eröffnet Ladislav Postupa Anfang 1960 sein erstes Fotoatelier. Er bezieht sich geistig auf Breton, Magritte und Teige. Sein fotografischer Blick transformiert zufällig vorgefundene banale Objekte oder Situationen in surreal aufgeladene Bilder mit magischen Hinweisen auf eine neue Deutung und Bedeutung. “Surrealer Existenzialismus” könnte ein Begriff sein für diesen Werkkomplex, den schwarz – weißen Fotos aus den 60 er bis 80 er Jahren. Berührend und überraschend ist es, zu erleben, wie aus verbrauchten, verschlissenen Fragmenten unversehens einzigartige, sensible, witzige, poetische und faszinierende Wesen und Situationen entstehen. Ich freue mich, einen großen Teil seines Werkes zum erstenmal in Deutschland zeigen zu können.

Ladislav Postupa wird am 21. September 80 Jahre alt.
Wir gratulieren ihm mit diesem umfassenden Rückblick seines Werkes zu seinem Geburtstag.
In der Ausstellung werden über 100 Arbeiten von Postupa gezeigt, während in der Webseite nur ein Teil abgebildet ist. Bei Interesse schicken wir ihnen gerne eine komplette Liste.

Ladislav Postupa realisierte und nahm Teil an Ausstellung in Tschechien, Hongkong, Johannesburg, Barreiro, Lissabon, Edinburgh, Zadar, Breslau, Budapest, Bangkok, Tokio etc.
Seine Arbeiten befinden sich in folgenden Sammlungen:

Cabinet of Photography
Northbohemian Museum in Liberec
Gallery of Benedikt Rejt in Louny
Moravian Gallery in Brno
The Museum of Arts and Industry in Prague,
The Museum in Ceská Lípa
Union of Czech photographs in Prague
Gallery of Photography MVS
Gallery of Fine Arts Náchod
National Museum of Photography, Jindruchuv Chradec
Art Museum Benesov u Prahy
Art Museum Olomouc
Victoria and Albert Museum in London
Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris
Bibliotheque National de France
The Art Institute of Chicago

Ladislav Postupa is becoming 80 years, we congratulate to his birthday celebration

During 20th century, the Czech territory has valuably contributed to the structure of the world`s art photography and in many instances affected its development trends by means of a diverse approach. The significance of authors such as Frantisek Drtikol, Jaromir Funke, Josef Sudek and others has become an established phenomena that greatly incorporated itself into the international awareness.

As a photographer and a graphic artist, Ladislav Postupa has proved his status of artist par excellence with respect to the international significance. He was born 21st September, 1929 in Nachod, Czech Republic and since 1959, after a short architectural engagement, he has devoted his Iife career to professional graphic art. His early creations were inspired by imaginative trends of Emilie Medkova and Vilem Reichmann. He utilised a totally new method to modify the classical aesthetics of the “found objects” as well as the “ready mades”. He himself refers to – with respect to the utilised surrealistic symbols ­cognitive and visual arts stimuli, which he had been acquiring through his understanding of work by Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Karel Teige. His philosophical hidden meaning is present from the very beginning of his creations and very much resembles existentialism, which acted as the starting point for most surrealists. Surrealism – as he has many times expressed – has become the principle portrayed in most of his work , even future work -and is the recurring aspect in the mentioned reminiscences when he re-valuates isolated objects in a different environment into symbolic figures. He understandably no longer searches for things, he masterfully creates them.

Ladislav Postupa has realized many exhibitions of his own work and has taken part in many art exhibitions of Czech photography in his home country and abroad like in Hong-Kong, Johannesburg, Barreiro, Lisboa, Edinburgh, Zadar, Breslau, Budapest, Bankok, Tokio etc. His work, uncommonly valued by experts critics, is represented in significant world collections in Czech Republic, France, Great Britain, Germany and USA.

Publications:
Mgr. Katarina Novakova , Acta Musei Bohemiae 12
Who is who in Czech Republik, Prague, 2002.
Michel&Michéle Auer – Photographers Encyklopedia International, Hermance, 1998.
Illustrations of collected poems by PharmDr. Lubomir Jaros, 1997.
Magr. Ales Kunes – Catalog of Surrealistic Incendice, Prague, 1996.
PhDr. Vladimir Birgus – New Encyklopedia of Czech Creative Art, Academia Prague
Catalog of Union of Czech Craetive Art, 1994.
Dt. Antonin Dufek – Encyklopedia ASCO, 1993.
Josef Král – Monography Ladislav Postupa, 1992.
Dr. Anotnin Dufek – Black-White Photography, Odeon Prague, 1987.
Jirí Janácek – Photographies by Ladoslav Postupa 1967.
Photo-schau, artis, Prague 1964, a handbook edited by Northbohemian Publishers,

Rewiews:
Czechslovak Photography 11/1966 Culture Creation
Václáv Chochola N. 18/1968. The Red Flower,
Dr. Alena Bretsnajdrová N. 3/1968. Science and Life
Oleg Sus N. 6/1968. In the Heart of Europe
Proph. Jirí Janácek N. 12/1967. Dialogue
Doc. Dr. Ludvik Baran N.6/1968. Plastic Work
Doc. Dr. Václav Zykmund N. 2/1971. Czechslovak Architect N. 26/1975. Slovak Architecture projekt Revue, Ing. Arch. M. Maxa N. 8/1974. Technical Magasin N. 4/1975. Home N. 5/1984. Pruboj N. 169/1979. Czechslovak Photography
Vladimir Richtrmoc N. 7/1984. Rudé právo – Culture , N. 222/1989
Ant. Brany. Severocesky deník N.155/1990, Josef Král.

3 Grazien - Tri Gracie

1972

Affäre - Afera - Scandal

1968

Akt 270-9

1964

Akt 270-9N

1964

Akt v Okne - Akt im Fenster - Nude in Window

1961

Asteroia - Asteroid

1965

Auge des Allerhöchsten - Eye of highest spirt - Oko nejvyssiho

1964

Bestrafung - Trest - Punishment

1959

Beweise - Dukazy

1958

Bohlehlav - Schierling

1961

Bojacny - Ängstlich - Anxious

1969

Botschaft - Poselstvi -Message

1970

Cas - Zeit - Time

1966

Das Omen - Znameni

1968

Der Betroffene - Postizeny

1968

Der Schweigende - Mlcici- Tvar

1967

DobaKamenna 1 - SteinerneZeit 1 - Stony Times 1

1964

DobaKamenna 2 - SteinerneZeit 2 - Stony Times 2

1964

Domov - Heim - Home

1964

Erfindung - Vynalez - Invention

1970

Feier - Oslava - Celebration

1969

Figura

1961

Gewissen - Svedomi - Conscience

1964

Glück -Fortune -Stesti

1965

Gymnastic

1963

Invase - Invasion

1965

Kleine Wittwe - Vdovicka - Widow

1979

Kosti - Knochen - Bone

1962

Krab u Siti / Lichvar - Krabbennetz / Wucherer

1961

Langweile - Nuda - Boredom

1968

Lucie

1967

Manifestation - Manifestace

1968

Mesto - Die Stadt

1966

Nahoda - Zufall - Happens

1970

Nepritel - Feind - Enemy

1964

Öffnung zum Erdkreis - Dira do Sveta

1962

Planet - Planeta

1966

Ptaci - Vögel - Birds

1977

Robot

1965

Säule - Sloup - Pillar

1967

Schlachtfeld - Bitevni Pole

1964

Schwarzes Meer - Cerne More

1961

Stare Sito - Altes Sieb - Old Sieve

1961

Strom / Zahrada - Baum / Garten - Tree / Garden

1966

Strom Zivota - Baum des Lebens - Tree of Life

1965

Strom Zivota II - Baum des Lebens II - Tree of Life II

1969

Strujce - Schöpfer - Creator

1967

Telefon

1963

Torso

1962

Unavene Slunce - Emüdete Sonne - Tired Sun

1966

Utek - Flucht - Escape

1964

Utopie

1958

Vergeblichkeit - Marnost - Vanity

1969

Vorfall - Udalost

1968

Vzpominka - Erinnerung - Memory

1963

Yma

1966

Zakon - Gesetz - Law

1963

Zdroj - Quelle - Source

1967

Zlo - Böse - Evil

1968