Michal Tomek

Michal Tomek, born in 1951

Most of the working life was focused on restoring murals and paintings, for example: mediaeval painting in the church of St. Jakuba v Telči (1979), the church of St. John the Baptist on Landštejn (1994), painting the Archbishop's Palace in Prague (1997-8), paintings by Master Theodoric at Karlštejn (1998-2000) and many others. 

Currently dedicated solely to their own painting work, he lives and works in Senohraby near Prague.

Michal Tomek in his work elaborates on themes that have multiple meanings and layers. The paintings appear archetypal figures pilgrim, puppeteers, tightrope walker, Trojan horse, waiting Minotaur or dog on the loose. Surreal landscapes are full of labyrinths, gates, abandoned bunkers, these landscapes are intertwined with the human body. Michal Tomek expresses perfectly executed classical painting techniques; complex philosophical, religious, mythological, and psychological themes in his paintings, watercolors, drawings and graphics become a mirror of the present. Artist Tomek offers original, non-media art, outside the fashion tendencies, and thus represents a unique figure in contemporary Czech art scene.