Jiri Ladocha

(1942)

Jiri Ladocha

Jiri Ladocha
Born in former Czechoslovakia, Jiri Ladocha works from a sunlit Toronto atelier alive with whispers of the old-world. However, Ladocha’s sculptures and three-dimensional wall pieces exist in a balanced counterpoint to his Eastern European roots. Often, they betray a tense dialectic between the rigid austerity of Minimalism and the romance of flowing organic lines. Crisp, sure-handed, and post-minimal, his creations reflect meticulous labor and decades of experience. Wood, glass, aluminum, fine metal leaf, plaster, graphite, and pigment are samples of the materials given new life through honed aesthetic sensibility, and reborn in Ladocha’s expert hands. Jiri Ladocha’s work is found in collections and museums throughout Europe and North America, including the Guggenheim and MOCCA. ARTIST BIOGRAPHY ​b. 1942, Czechoslovakia Lives and works in Toronto, ON SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2010s To Hell with Posterity, Julie M. Gallery, ‘12 2000s Deux Demis, S’il Vous Plait, Galerie Bratri Spillaru, Domazlice, Czech Republic, ‘08 Mercury Run, Lehmann Leskiw Fine Art, Toronto, ‘07 Museum Moderner Kunst, Passau, Germany, ‘07 Co? / What?, Galerie Mesta Plzne, Plzen, Czech Republic, ‘05 Back to the Square, Lehmann Leskiw Fine Art, Toronto, ‘05 Tangent Contemporary Art, San Francisco, ‘04 Thielsen Galleries, London, Ontario, ‘03 Elaine Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida, ‘02 Miriam Shiell Fine Art, Toronto, ‘02 Galerie Klatovy; Klenova, Klatovy, Czech Republic, ‘01 Angell Gallery, Toronto, ‘00 1990s DeLeon White Gallery, Toronto, ‘99 Dorothy Blau Gallery, Miami, Florida, ‘99 Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver, ‘97 Galerie Pecka, Prague, Czech Republic, ‘96 Art Gallery, Ford Centre for the Performing Arts, North York, ‘95 Linda Genereux Gallery, Toronto, ‘95 Jaffe Baker Blau Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida, ‘94 Evelyn Aimis Gallery, Toronto, ‘92 Ustredni Kulturni Dum Zeleznicaru, Prague, Czech Republic, ‘91 Evelyn Aimis Gallery, Toronto, ‘90 1980s Evelyn Aimis Gallery, Toronto, ‘88 Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ‘85 Evelyn Aimis Gallery, Toronto, ‘85 Artforum, Toronto, ‘81 Factory 77, Toronto, ‘80 New York University Art Gallery, New York, ‘80 1970s Artforum, Toronto, ‘79 Factory 77, Toronto, ‘79 Galerie Evelyne Delian, Paris, ‘78 The Hart House Gallery, University of Toronto, ‘76 Galerie de Sfinx, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, ‘73 Ford Gallery, Toronto, ‘70 SELECTED RECENT GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2010's Breaking Black, McMaster Museum of Art, '12 Toronto International Art Fair, '12 Through the Looking Glass, Julie M. Gallery, Toronto, ‘12 Rising to the Occasion: The Long 18th Century, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, ‘11 Hodek, Kars, Max et al. Akvizice ZCG z let 2008-2011, Zapadoceska galerie v Plzni, Plzen, Czech Republic, ‘11 Art in Everyday Life, Egon Schiele Art Centrum, Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic, ‘11 Deep Summer, Drabinsky Gallery, Toronto, ‘10 2000's Meeting Point, Arad Biennial 2007, Galerie Mesta Plzne, Plzen, Czech Republic, ‘08 Gemeinsamkeiten, Galerie Raum, Freiburg, Germany, ‘08 Jasna Zprava / geometrie, ornament, koncept a vizualni poezie na Plzensku, Galerie Mesta Plzne, Plzen, Czech Republic, ‘07 Bayern sehen Bohmen – Bohmen sehen Bayern, Landkreis Cultur Centrums, Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Germany, ‘07 Expozitiei de Arta Moderna Canadiana, Galeria Basil, Bucharest, Romania, ‘07 Odsud nekam, odnekud sem, Galerie Smecky, Prague, ‘06 Internationales Kunstler Wald Symposium, Waldmunchen, Germany, ‘06 Deset + Deset , Galerie Klatovy/Klenova, Klatovy, Czech Republic; Zehn + Zehn , Oberpfalzer KunstlerHaus, Schwandorf, Germany, ‘06 Zwieseler Buntspecht, Zwiesel, Germany, ‘06 Jan Nepomuceu, Swiety Europy Srodkowej, Panstwowe Muzeum Archeologiczne, Warsaw, Poland, ‘06 Juan Nepomuceno, el Santo de Europa Central, Palacio los Serrano, Avila, Spain, ‘05 Espace Yehudi Menuhin, European Parliament, Brussels, ‘04 Landkreis Cultur Centrums, Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Germany, ‘04 Mezinarodni Malirsky Plener, Loket, Czech Republic, ‘04 Bra Joe from Kilimanjaro, University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane, Australia, ‘01 Mapping Space, International Summer Workshop for Sculptors, Painters and Photographers, Klenova Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto, ‘00 SELECTED COLLECTIONS Guggenheim Museum, New York MOCCA (Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art), Toronto Canada Council Art Bank & Canada Permanent Trust Dordrecht Museum, The Netherlands Eaton Family Collection
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Artist

Artwork

Jiri Ladocha

graphite on canvas

72 x 18 in

Capriciosa, 2015
Jiri Ladocha

Capriciosa, 2015

white gold leaf, silver leaf, aluminum on wood

37 x 61 in

Obelisk I (left), Obelisk II (right), 2018
Jiri Ladocha

Obelisk I (left), Obelisk II (right), 2018

Graphite on Canvas

72 x 18 in

The Four Directions (Quadriptych) NorthWind EastWind SouthWind WestWind, 2017
Jiri Ladocha

The Four Directions (Quadriptych) NorthWind EastWind SouthWind WestWind, 2017

Gold Leaf, White Gold Leaf, Silver Leaf, Aluminum Leaf & Acrylic on Canvas

60 x 96 x 3 in

Transparent Opacity #2, 2017
Jiri Ladocha

Transparent Opacity #2, 2017

Archival Inkjet Prints Edition of 25 + 3 A.P. Printed on Fabriano Photo Rag Bright, 100% Cotton Rag Mounted on Dibond, Museum Glass, Handmade Stainless Steel Frame

40 x 40 in

Transparent Opacity #7, 2017
Jiri Ladocha

Transparent Opacity #7, 2017

Archival Inkjet Prints Edition of 25 + 3 A.P. Printed on Fabriano Photo Rag Bright, 100% Cotton Rag Mounted on Dibond, Museum Glass, Handmade Stainless Steel Frame

40 x 40 in

, 2001
Jiri Ladocha

, 2001

white gold and silver leaf on wood panel

16 x 16 in

Holy Ark I (Top) Holy Ark II (Bottom), 2017
Jiri Ladocha

Holy Ark I (Top) Holy Ark II (Bottom), 2017

White Gold Leaf, Silver Leaf & Aluminum Leaf on Canvas (I) - 24k Gold Leaf, White Gold Leaf, Silver Leaf & Aluminum Leaf on Canvas (II)

18 x 72 in

shield, 2018
Jiri Ladocha

shield, 2018

Transparent Opacity #1, 2017
Jiri Ladocha

Transparent Opacity #1, 2017

Archival Inkjet Prints Edition of 25 + 3 A.P. Printed on Fabriano Photo Rag Bright, 100% Cotton Rag Mounted on Dibond, Museum Glass, Handmade Stainless Steel Frame

40 x 40 in

Transparent Opacity #3, 2017
Jiri Ladocha

Transparent Opacity #3, 2017

Archival Inkjet Prints Edition of 25 + 3 A.P. Printed on Fabriano Photo Rag Bright, 100% Cotton Rag Mounted on Dibond, Museum Glass, Handmade Stainless Steel Frame

40 x 40 in

Transparent Opacity #6, 2017
Jiri Ladocha

Transparent Opacity #6, 2017

Archival Inkjet Prints Edition of 25 + 3 A.P. Printed on Fabriano Photo Rag Bright, 100% Cotton Rag Mounted on Dibond, Museum Glass, Handmade Stainless Steel Frame

40 x 40 in

, 2010
Jiri Ladocha

, 2010

silver leaf, aluminum on wood

16 x 16 in

Monolith I (left), Monolith II (right), 2017
Jiri Ladocha

Monolith I (left), Monolith II (right), 2017

Graphite on Canvas

60 x 24 x 2 in

Taciturn Universe I: Hushed, 2017
Jiri Ladocha

Taciturn Universe I: Hushed, 2017

24k Gold Leaf & Silver Leaf on Canvas

30 x 30 in

Urbs Perdita, 2018
Jiri Ladocha

Urbs Perdita, 2018

white gold and silver leaf on wood panel

Transparent Opacity #4, 2017
Jiri Ladocha

Transparent Opacity #4, 2017

Archival Inkjet Prints Edition of 25 + 3 A.P. Printed on Fabriano Photo Rag Bright, 100% Cotton Rag Mounted on Dibond, Museum Glass, Handmade Stainless Steel Frame

40 x 40 in

Homage to Malevich #2, 2017
Jiri Ladocha

Homage to Malevich #2, 2017

archival inkjet print

30 x 40 in

black and gold wave, 2016
Jiri Ladocha

black and gold wave, 2016

Norse Gods: Thor (left), Norse Gods: Friga (right), 2017
Jiri Ladocha

Norse Gods: Thor (left), Norse Gods: Friga (right), 2017

aluminum leaf on canvas

60 x 24 x 2 in

Taciturn Universe II: Diffident, 2017
Jiri Ladocha

Taciturn Universe II: Diffident, 2017

24k Gold Leaf, White Gold Leaf, & Plaster on Canvas

30 x 30 in

Wave, 2001
Jiri Ladocha

Wave, 2001

gold leaf on wood

12 x 12 in

Transparent Opacity #5, 2017
Jiri Ladocha

Transparent Opacity #5, 2017

Archival Inkjet Prints Edition of 25 + 3 A.P. Printed on Fabriano Photo Rag Bright, 100% Cotton Rag Mounted on Dibond, Museum Glass, Handmade Stainless Steel Frame

40 x 40 in

untitled, 2017
Jiri Ladocha

untitled, 2017

Graphite on canvas

60 x 24 x 4 in

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