Close Encounter

Last two day I assisted my brother a bit while he was painting portraits and self-portraits in Gallery NTK (Prague). Painting and making pictures live is always an interesting experience. I always enjoy the interaction between visitors and the artist. Painting portraits live adds an unexpected element to an exhibition. It transforms cautious visitors into models.

The exhibition at Gallery NTK is titled Close Encounter because it brings together the work of Roel and “postconceptual” artist Martin Kochan. Coming weeks more live events will happen, e.g. on the end date of the exhibition, June 11th, all visitors will receive a (self-) portrait.

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