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About flow and the rhythm of momentum

Ausstellung 01. - 29. December 2017

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.

Alexandr Kliment, Prague writer

 

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."

Exhibited artworks

1
artist
18
artworks
Katalog 2015
Katalog 2015

Ondrej Kohout Austria
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€ 13
Katalog 2011
Katalog 2011

Ondrej Kohout Austria
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€ 15
Katalog 2006
Katalog 2006

Ondrej Kohout Austria
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€ 13
Katalog 1999
Katalog 1999

Ondrej Kohout Austria
Book, 0 x 0 cm

€ 7
Blinder Golfer
Blinder Golfer

Ondrej Kohout Austria
Paintings, 80 x 70 cm

€ 2.900
Ein betrogener Golfer
Ein betrogener Golfer

Ondrej Kohout Austria
Paintings, 130 x 150 cm

€ 5.400
Ein gieriger und vier bescheidene Golfer
Ein gieriger und vier bescheidene Golfer

Ondrej Kohout Austria
Paintings, 130 x 150 cm

€ 5.400
Fast erfolgreicher Hochsprung
Fast erfolgreicher Hochsprung

Ondrej Kohout Austria
Paintings, 130 x 150 cm

€ 5.400
Golfer mit vor allem Leib und Seele
Golfer mit vor allem Leib und Seele

Ondrej Kohout Austria
Paintings, 150 x 130 cm

€ 5.400
Golferbein am falschen Loch
Golferbein am falschen Loch

Ondrej Kohout Austria
Paintings, 80 x 70 cm

€ 2.900
Läufer von nirgends nach nirgendwohin
Läufer von nirgends nach nirgendwohin

Ondrej Kohout Austria
Paintings, 130 x 150 cm

€ 5.400
Raucher mit Golfwunsch
Raucher mit Golfwunsch

Ondrej Kohout Austria
Paintings, 130 x 130 cm

€ 4.800
Schamloser Golfer
Schamloser Golfer

Ondrej Kohout Austria
Paintings, 80 x 70 cm

€ 2.900
Unzufriedener Golfer
Unzufriedener Golfer

Ondrej Kohout Austria
Paintings, 80 x 70 cm

€ 2.900
Zur Freundschaft verurteilte Läufer
Zur Freundschaft verurteilte Läufer

Ondrej Kohout Austria
Paintings, 130 x 150 cm

€ 5.400
Katalog 1992
Katalog 1992

Ondrej Kohout Austria
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€ 15
Katalog 1994
Katalog 1994

Ondrej Kohout Austria
Book, 0 x 0 cm

€ 13
Katalog 1996
Katalog 1996

Ondrej Kohout Austria
Book, 0 x 0 cm

€ 7
Katalog 1999
Katalog 1999

Ondrej Kohout Austria
Book, 0 x 0 cm

€ 7
Katalog 2006
Katalog 2006

Ondrej Kohout Austria
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€ 13
Katalog 2011
Katalog 2011

Ondrej Kohout Austria
Book, 0 x 0 cm

€ 15
Katalog 2015
Katalog 2015

Ondrej Kohout Austria
Book, 0 x 0 cm

€ 13

artist info

Unzufriedener Golfer

Unzufriedener Golfer

Ondrej Kohout

Ondrej Kohout was born in Prague in 1953. In 1968-72 he attended the Classical High School in Prague. He studied stage design at the AMU Theater Faculty in Prague and graduated with a degree in stage design.

After signing his name to "Charter 77" in 1978, he was suggested during an interrogation by the state police that he could do better abroad in the West. In 1981, he applied for emigration to Austria with his wife Eva and son Mikulas, which was promptly granted. Since the end of 1981 he has been living in Vienna, where he works as a painter and stage designer. He has designed stage sets for theaters in Vienna, Antwerp, Hamburg and Prague, and has exhibited in many cities in Europe, such as Vienna, Zurich, Prague, Vicenza, Cologne, Hamburg, Antwerp, Brussels, Bonn and Budapest.