Born 23 August 1970 in Frýdek-Místek

  • Matiční Gymnázium secondary school, Ostrava
  • 1991 - 1998 Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, graphic studio II (Prof. Vladimír Kokolia)
  • 2006 - 2010 Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, painting restoration studio (Prof. Karel Stretti)

Lives and works in Prague and Šenov near Ostrava


Judging from my meetings with this artist and discussions about his work, his approach to art is rooted in a certain unconcentrated restlessness – which in this case, I think, augurs well for the future.

Marek Pokorný

Josef Duchan constructs his matrices with the precision of a plotter.

Vladimír Kokolia



For the second time at SMALT FORUM I took advantage of the opportunity to create 3D artefacts with motifs and concepts reflecting the most ordinary moment in our lives – bathing in an enamel tub.
In that way I tried to incorporate the industrial character of the material into our quotidian life.
Today I see enamel as a refined material – close, tough and essentially luxurious.
My second encounter with enamel was just as much of an adventure as the first.