Born 3 August 1962 in Tábor

  • 1990 - 1997 Academy of Fine Arts in Prague (Prof. B. Dlouhý, Prof. A. Veselý)
  • 1993 - 1994 San Francisco Art Institute, USA, (Prof. J. Morgan, J. Hatofsky, K. Anno)
  • 2008 - Associate Professor, Academy of Fine Arts in Prague

Lives and works in Prague

 

I am fascinated by quantities, sets of anything where power and force accumulates. On canvas I like to create bizarre environments and observe the relationships between people, things and situations – even if they are very disparate – creating new connections and unexpected meanings. Those are the fundamental parameters of my work, often heightened to a level of humour and absurdity. Because it is humour that helps us overcome difficulties and keeps us sane. An excess of seriousness generates absurdity.

Roman Franta

 

IMRESSIONS OF THE LAST SYMPOSIUM?

I was fascinated by the new technology, there was a great group of artists, pleasant and helpful people at the ironworks, and all the comforts we needed including accommodation. Thanks go to Ivana, Vláďa and Honza.