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Clear Mind by Ján Ťapák, exhibition opening
Thu 13 October 2016, 18:30 – 20:30 BST
Jan Tapak will showcase his well-known plastic works along with large scale drawings, including the sculptures The King and the Queen, Toro Querencia and Clear Mind. The bulk of his creations are from bronze. Tapak completed wood-carving studies at a secondary art and technical school in Bratislava, before graduating in sculpture from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava. Tapak’s works, many of which are owned by private collectors in Slovakia and abroad, rank among the finest of their kind in Slovakia. His art has been on display across the world since 1990. The artist’s ‘landmark’ works in recent years include a bronze plastic sculpture for the United Nations headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, and a grandiose, five-metre-high statue entitled The Prince Laborec and made of welded bronze for the eastern Slovak village of Habura.