Texts by Andrea Bellini, Michael Jakob (art and landscape historian) and James Brett (Founder of the Museum of Everything).
Published by the Contemporary Art Centre Geneva on the occasion of the exhibition « Surtout pas d’originalité ! » by Miroslav Marsalek at the Project Space.
Self-taught artist, Miroslav Marsalek (* 1958 Prague, lives and works in Geneva) – aka Mirek or Dugogh tells through his drawings observations and experiments of his daily life. On his notebooks, intertwine sketches, calligraphic essays, portraits and writings on the most diverse subjects: from art history to recipes through a structural analysis of hamburger, or autobiographical notes and quotes from poets and philosophers.
Working as a technician at the Centre since 2012, his work was revealed to the Director of the Centre while Mirek was painting on the Plaine de Plainpalais in Geneva. Through his precise technique and the dark and mysterious force of his subjects, the work of this extraordinary artist deserves to be seen.