Ondrej Kohout's paintings make us think, or more precisely, they force us to think. But they also force us to smile. They offer that rarest of things, humor, proving that a serious relationship with visual work does not preclude play.
In December, the painter and set designer Ondrej Kohout is a guest at the BURN-IN Gallery. His sports paintings show us not only a painter with an independent style, but together with the picture titles also a master of the total work of art.
In humor and irony, Kohout also packs the dark sides of sport, which does not only produce radiant winners, as we often see in the media. Winning and losing and all the other difficulties in between are presented by the artist in a pastel, sometimes monochrome color scheme. He prefers a restrained palette of yellows and mixed reds. Kohout uses unusual angles to heighten the tension in the focused smaller formats; in the larger formats, he clarifies the athletic movement through serial representations and by doubling the contours.
From flow and the rhythm of momentum
Intuition & emotion in business, sports and the arts
The Flow as
aspired tightrope act.
With the current exhibition BURN-IN closes the annual round and documents with the 11 works of Ondrej Kohout evidently that intuition and emotion are crucial players in business, sports and art. Intuition is considered an essential characteristic of qualified management in Systemic Leadership. Emotional intelligence is one of the undisputed guarantors of success of societies and organizations.
The flow is considered in all addressed areas as "the" optimal state, which generates an absolute feeling of happiness and leads to a creative or activity rush or also to a functional lust.
The happy experienced feeling of a mental state of complete immersion and complete absorption in an activity creates sustainable motivational thrusts, which guarantee fulfillment, satisfaction and sense.
But how does this tightrope act succeed? How does one manage to activate and coordinate the optimal potential of conscious and unconscious elements in the best possible way in order to act correctly in key situations?
The BURN-IN Creative Coachings and TeamBuildings with artistic impulses train exactly these addressed skills, strengthen creativity, create self-confidence, flexibility and empathy and offer the best conditions to get into the state of meaningful "flow" .
The approaching end of the year is always a time for taking stock and reorientation. Visit our vernissage on 12.12.2017, 7 pm, enjoy the unique artworks and benefit from BURN-IN strategy workshops with artistic intervention.
True to Louis Pasteur's BURN-IN annual motto: "Chance meets only a prepared mind."