Viktor Valášek, a painter based in Prague, Czech Republic is our first artist in residence for our 2014 summer in residence program at DE-CONSTRUKT [projekts]. Valášek will be working in our Red Hook studio and hosting several events as part of Recycled Vol.II – NYC the continuation of a project started at an artist residency in Gloucester, Massachusetts 2012.

Recycled Vol.II – NYC is an exercise in reusing, remaking or recycling materials in particular unwanted canvases from donators. These canvases will be the basis of new work in which Valášek incorporates the donors themselves by either painting their portraits on top or using their likeliness in other ways that could only be specified once met in person.

ABOUT Viktor Valášek
Viktor Valášek is a painter based in Prague, Czech Republic. He received his Master’s degree from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague in 2010. In the same year, he was nominated for the Essl Art Award, an award for emerging Central European artists. He has exhibited his work mostly in Prague independent galleries and also at Cooper Union School of Art as a part of the exchange students’ show. He is currently a resident artist at MeetFactory, an international center of contemporary art in Prague.