Filip Raclavský

Filip Raclavský
born 1976 in Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
lives and works in Velký Týnec, Czech Republic

solo exhibitions
2020 Unstable Alliance (?), Janáček Gallery, Přibyslav
2017 Energy, GalerieZET, Velká Bystřice
2016 Painting No. 344, Zámecká galerie PRO JEDEN OBRAZ, Velký Týnec
2007 Return of the Energy, Galerie PATRO, Olomouc

group exhibitions
2024 Pre-auction exhibition, ETCETRA ART, Praha
2022 Ateliers/22, Olomouc City Gallery
2020 10. Anniversary, GalerieZET, Velká Bystřice
2020 30. Anniversary since UVUO foundation, Olomouc City Gallery
2020 New Members UVUO, Olomouc City Gallery
2019 Road to Freedom, PAVELČÁKOVA, Olomouc
2019 Moravian Theatre and Philharmonic, 8 UVUO members selection, Olomouc
2019 White Red Blue, Gallery BAVIERA, Centro Cultural de la República Checa, Málaga, Spain
2018 Ateliers 2018, Olomouc City Gallery
2008 Gallery selection, Galerie SKÁCELÍK, Olomouc

paintings in collections
Robert Runták collection
Municipality Velký Týnec collection
Filip Raclavský is collected by various private collectors in Czech Republic, Germany, Spain, Hungary and USA

Hejčín High School, Olomouc (1990-1994)
Palacky University - Faculty of Education (2001-2006)
Union of Olomouc Fine Artists, member
war veteran

Filip Raclavský is offering energy; Galerie PATRO exhibition review,, 2007
Energie – exhibition catalogue; published city Velká Bystřice, 2017
30 years UOVO 1990-2020; published Unie výtvarných umělců Olomoucka, 2019
New members – exhibition catalogue; published Unie výtvarných umělců Olomoucka, 2020
10 years galeriezet; published city Velká Bystřice, 2020

Filip Raclavský has been painting intensively since 2004.

Filip creates spontaneous and instinctive image collages from the thoughts that are running through his head. Memories, experiences, books, photos, magazines, events, people, landscapes, objects, animals, villages, symbols... anything that interests him enough to find its way onto the canvas. He is interested in tension, indecision, melancholy, fatality, and various opposites, and especially beauty, his version of beauty...

Filip spent more than 25 years in the law enforcement agencies. He completed a one-year UN mission in Kosovo (1999), worked for almost 4 years in Afghanistan as a police advisor (2007-2011), and participated in the implementation of the witness protection program in the Czech Republic as a member of the Special Operational Department. He also coordinated a project focusing on helping crime victims and as a social worker of Child Protection Services, he worked with abused and neglected children. He has experienced and seen a lot, beautiful stuff, sad, evil, and tragic.

Thus, not only his personality is reflected in Filip's painting, but also all his life experiences and other events that influenced his perception of the world. In his earlier paintings, he devoted himself to geometric symbolism (Alliance series, Against, Divided Society and others). He is currently putting elements of landscapes and interiors in his paintings that are right in front of his eyes. That is why references to Velký Týnec, the village in which he lives and paints, began to appear in his paintings.

Filip paints mainly with acrylic paints, which he layers on top of each other, and then adjusts them further. In addition to brushes, he applies colors with various tools, spatulas, a piece of cloth or with his bare hands. He combines numerous manufacturers of acrylic paints, due to their different consistency, which helps him design a richly textured surface. This whole impulsive, even rough process brings a certain freedom of painting to the creation. Result we see, is a picture full of color and energy... searching for its own balance.