Every Moment a New Universe
we move between order and chaos
staged events easily end in chaos
there is no single reality
it is just one of many
causal connectedness
models exist

Ladislav Jezbera’s objects and installations are more than just the artist playing with volumes within space. They are a way of visualizing philosophical theories and the discoveries of physics and mathematics, and above all they are a contribution to contemporary sculpture. Jezbera’s minimalist objects and monumental installations are often made from non-sculptural materials from our everyday reality (used motor oil, styrofoam, printer’s ink, liquid soap) that contrast with the meditative character of the final work of art or the space thus created. Ladislav Jezbera explores the course of physical processes. He is interested in the extent to which the final outcome is influenced by minor changes in the structure of the used material or random changes in input parameters.

The exhibition at GASK’s Experimental Space follows on Jezbera’s series of traditionally sculpted marble plates that he exposed to the effect of chemical substances. In this case, the earlier use of lemon juice to corrode the beautiful polished marble is replaced by three CMYK colors that have soaked into the corners of the stone without disturbing its integrity. The volume of paint used was the limit that defined the pigment’s maximum possible permeation and absorption into the seemingly closed surface. The aesthetic objects are a specific commentary on the worlds/universes created by each and every one of us. We all possess a limited ability to understand all the things we see, hear, read, or follow in the media, and to prevent unwanted permanent deformations in our thinking. The volume and character of the information that we are exposed to shapes us / recolors us as needed, often without our realizing it… Hidden order, expressed through mathematical sequences and exact ratios, is incorporated into the space of an indoor swimming pool, a dark basement, or various Fractals made of polycarbonate sheets that Jezbera has filled with waste oil. Nothing is too low to be beautiful if given order. It all depends on your perspective. In Jezbera’s universe, everything moves not towards entropy and chaos, but towards order and harmony – HERE and NOW. NOTHING is both end and beginning, but above all it is the eternal duration of order.

Ladislav Jezbera (*1976) is a sculptor and creator of large-scale installations and one of the most distinctive representatives of the post-minimalistic movement infected by conceptual tendencies in contemporary art. He approaches sculpture as working with space, not merely as playing with shapes integrated within one single object. Jezbera began his studies quite traditionally at the school of sculpture in the town of Hořice in the foothills of the Giant Mountains (1991–1995), where he learned to work with stone and modelling clay. He expanded on this knowledge in Vladimír Preclík’s wood studio at Brno University of Technology’s Faculty of Fine Arts in 1995–1998. But of central importance for his evolution as an artist was his time spent in Jan Ambrůz’s studio of spatial work (1998–2001), where he was able to develop and realize his ideas in the form of processual material installations that activated other senses in the viewer than sight – especially scent, a sense that is rarely associated with art. His works have appeared at numerous group and solo exhibitions. In 2006, he won an award at the Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro Biennial in Milan, Italy.