George (Jiri) studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, graduating with a Master’s degree in Fine Art in 2001. He paints in a wide range of artistic media and styles, and has exhibited internationally.
Ptacek feels an affinity with the work of British artist Anthony Garratt and Norwegian artist Ørnulf Opdahl. His main studio is in Prague, but he also works in the UK, which offers fantastic opportunities for painting coastline, sea and wild open landscapes such as Dartmoor. He works in various styles, using different themes to reflect the wonder and complexity of the world in which we live. THE WAY THROUGH THE DARKNESS collection, dark, both in theme and style, consists of almost monochromatic pictures which capture a feeling of isolation and melancholy. Thematically, they often focus on industrial and urban landscapes, docks, or lonely and deserted shores.
Ptacek’s works are currently available from various galleries in the Czech Republic, in the UK and online. Many of his paintings are included in private collections.
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