Jan Knap

3 December 2019 - 30 January 2020

Jan Knap

Place Olomouc, Town Hall, Horní náměstí, CZECH REPUBLIC
Organizer Galerie Caesar / Caesar Gallery
More info http://www.galeriecaesar.cz

Jan Knap is a painter whose canvases probably come from another world. Knap's works depict exclusively scenes from Jesus' childhood surrounded by cute putti playing musical instruments or a colored ball. The atmosphere of Knap's paintings is idyllic, even bucolic. Jan Knap is the most important representative of modern sacral art. His canvases radiate incredible devotion and humility, also characteristic of the painter himself. Precisely designed paintings also show the excellent training he received from Gerhard Richter's icon of German post-war art. Knap tried many professions in his life, he was an American soldier, illustrator, window cleaner, waiter, but he also studied theology in Rome. Jan Knap is a modern version of Prester John, a wise Christian patriarch who, according to legend, ruled the kingdom of miracles. Knap brushes this amazingly beautiful world to the art community.