Jiří Votruba

Jiri Votruba

Jiří Votruba

Czech painter, graphic, illustrator - artist with characteristic style.

His paintings were presented at almost 50 exhibitions all around the world. His work is divided into various themes (e.g. swimming pools, shoes, etc.), in recent years he is fascinated by consumer society and its attractivity.

Illustrations of this artist are connected especially with the literature for kids. The most succesful one was book, which introduced children to the world of opera.

Graphical design of Jiří Votruba is easily recognizable. He is well known for his works with theme of historical Prague. His design works dedicated to classical music get a lot of attention especially in Japan.

 
Individual exhibitions show all
  • 2017 » Garden Gallery, Kolín, CZ
  • 2017 » New Scene Gallery of National Theatre, Prague, CZ
  • 2017 » Southbohemian Philharmony, České Budějovice, CZ
  • 2016 » Czech center Paris, France
  • 2015 » Gallery Kryt, Klášterec nad Ohří, CZ
  • 2015 » Levantehaus, Hamburg, Germany
  • 2015 » Czech Center Tokyo, The Book of Piano
  • 2015 » Gallery of Czech center, Paris, France
  • 2014 » Gallery Budoart, Prague, CZ
  • 2013 » Otto Guttfreund gallery, Dvůr Králové, CZ
  • 2012 » Summer Cut, Galerie 1. patro, Prague, CZ
  • 2012 » Gallery Kryt, Klášterec nad Ohří, CZ
  • 2011 » Al Bustan Festival, Beirut, Lebanon
  • 2011 » City Concert Hall, Niagata, Japan
  • 2011 » Things Will Never Be The Same, Galerie Českých Center, Prague, CZ
  • 2010 » Praha City Center, Prague, CZ
  • 2010 » Kanazawa Concert Hall, Kanazawa, Japan
  • 2009 » Kleisthaus, Berlin, Germany (with M. Kaufman and L. Klimentová)
  • 2009 » Gallery of Prefecture Ishikawa, Kanazawa, Japan
  • 2008 » UMU Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2008 » Městská galerie, Litvínov, CZ
  • 2008 » French Institute, Chartoum, Sudan
  • 2008 » Galerie kritiků, Prague, CZ
  • 2008 » Galerie V kapli, Bruntál, CZ
  • 2008 » České centrum Bratislava, Slovakia
  • 2007 » Gallery Horizone One, Cairo, Egypt
  • 2007 » Tokyo International Forum, Japan
  • 2007 » Galerie Bayer & Bayer, Prague, CZ
  • 2006 » UMU Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2006 » Al Bustan Festival, Beirut, Libanon
  • 2006 » Galerie Pintner, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • 2005 » Východočeská galerie, Pardubice, CZ
  • 2004 » Raiffeisenbank, Prague, CZ
  • 2003 » Levantehaus, Hamburg, Germany
  • 2002 » Gallery Sumithra at ART PRAGUE 2002
  • 2002 » Kabinet, Prague, CZ
  • 2002 » Jazz Festival Hradec Kralové, CZ
  • 2002 » Galerie Bayer & Bayer, Prague, CZ
  • 2001 » Gut Altentann Club, Salzburg, Austria
  • 2001 » Int. Hopkins Summer Festival, Kildare, Ireland
  • 2000 » Galerie U mloka, Olomouc, CZ
  • 1999 » Galerie Nový Svět, Prague, CZ
  • 1999 » Raiffeisenbank, Prague, CZ
  • 1998 » Gallery Sumithra, Ravenna, Italy
  • 1998 » Tempo Reale, Merano, Italy
  • 1998 » Czech Centrum Estergom, Hungary
  • 1998 » Bank Austria, Prague, CZ
  • 1997 » Mánes, Prague, CZ
  • 1997 » Gallery Repolier, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1996 » Maison de la Culture, Montreal, Canada
  • 1996 » Galerie Nový Svět, Prague, CZ
  • 1996 » Kawamura Museum, Japan
  • 1996 » Ludwig Museum, Saarlouis, Germany
  • 1996 » Czech Centrum, Sceczin, Poland
  • 1995 » Alfa Omega galerie, Karlovy Vary, CZ
  • 1995 » A. Usiskin Contemporary Art Gallery, London, GB
  • 1994 » Chambre de Commerce, Strasbourg, France
  • 1994 » American Chamber of Commerce, Prague, CZ
  • 1994 » Divadlo Labyrint, Prague, CZ
  • 1993 » Bank Austria, Prague, CZ
  • 1993 » Siemens, Linz, Austria
  • 1993 » Landgalerie Heilbronn, Germany
  • 1992 » Galerie Bratří Čapků, Prague, CZ
  • 1991 » Galerie Dielo, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • 1990 » Galerie Letná, Prague, CZ
  • 1990 » Galerie F&F, Wien, Austria
  • 1990 » Galerie Hofkabinet, Linz, Austria
  • 1989 » Malá Galerie, Čs. spisovatel, Prague, CZ
  • 1988 » Galerie Centrum, Prague, CZ
  • 1985 » Galerie PRO ARTE, Salzburg, Austria
  • 1984 » Galerie Karolina, Prague, CZ
  • 1983 » Galerie Fronta, Prague, CZ
Group exhibitions show all
  • 2016 » Sportu zdar, DOX, Prague, CZ
  • 2015 » Hamburg - Praha, Old Town Hall, Prague, CZ
  • 2014 » City Gallery Liberec, The Swimmers, CZ
  • 2014 » ART PRAGUE, eS Gallery, Prague, CZ
  • 2014 » Gallery of Art Critics, IL MONDO BELLO, Prague, CZ
  • 2012 » Mikulovské symposium, Mikulov, CZ
  • 2011 » Teatro Mundi, Tampere, Finland
  • 2011 » Vzhuru, Galerie Millenium, Prague, CZ
  • 2011 » Biennal of Illustration Bratislava 2011, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • 2010 » Contemporary art from Prague, Levantehaus, Hamburg, Germany
  • 2010 » Trienale of contemporary Czech illustration, Havlíčkův Brod, CZ
  • 2010 » Crazy colorful world, Milenium gallery, Prague, CZ
  • 2009 » Jeux de mots et vocabulaires, Maison de la culture, Arlon, Belgium
  • 2008 » Oum Kalsoum, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France
  • 2008 » Lovely world of fauna and flora, Mältinranta Artcenter, Tampere, Finland; Galerie kritiků, Prague, CZ
  • 2007 » Loď bláznů, Galerie kritiků, Prague, CZ
  • 2007 » Bienále ilustraci BIB, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • 2007 » Autour de l´estampe, Than, Francie
  • 2005 » Salon české scenografie 05, Prague, CZ
  • 2004 » Mediatheque Guebwiller /Clad, Weber, Votruba/, France
  • 2004 » Ateliers ouverts in Alsace / Lorraine, Baden Wurtemberg, atelier Didier Clad, France
  • 2003 » Národní divadlo zase hoří, Kolowratský palác, Prague, CZ
  • 2003 » 3 Prager Kunstler, Levantehaus, Hamburg, Germany
  • 2001 » Pravděpodobna malba, Česke centrum, Berlin, Germany
  • 2000 » Dokouřeno, Mánes, Prague, CZ; Dům umění Opava, CZ; Olomouc CZ; Svitavy CZ
  • 2000 » Pravdepodobna malba, Mánes, Prague, CZ
  • 1998 » Tak daleko, tak blízko, MXM Galerie, Prague, CZ,
  • 1998 » Tak daleko, tak blízko (higway bigboards)
  • 1998 » Prahy, Mánes, Prague, CZ
  • 1996 » Český design Brno
  • 1995 » Nové sdružení pražských umělců, Kroměříž
  • 1995 » Nové sdružení pražských umělců, Třebíč
  • 1994 » Hromy & Blesky, Prague, CZ
  • 1994 » Nové sdružení pražských umělců, Vyšehrad, Prague, CZ
  • 1994 » A. Usiskin Contemporary Art Gallery, London, GB
  • 1984 » N&P, Paris, France
 
Graphical design
  • Fun Explosive
    » Kafka and Mozart themed designs based on historical and cultural Prague, graphics, ceramics, textile, etc.
    » historical and cultural designs based on Vienna and Salzburg
  • Pragoeduca » corporate image, books, advertising
  • Albatros » paper toy studio
  • Amnesty International » posters, advertising
  • Mozart Museum Salzburg » graphical cooperation
  • Arta Records » CD covers, posters, graphical cooperation
  • Prague Tourist Center » corporate identity
  • Andersen Consulting » graphical cooperation
  • AC Sparta Praha » soccer team logo
  • The Prague Post » graphical cooperation
  • Angličtina Express » corporate image, books, advertising
  • Sparky's Praha » graphical cooperation
  • Minato Mirai Hall Yokohama » graphical cooperation
  • Kato Kenichi Theatre Group » graphical cooperation
  • Avex Tokio » graphical cooperation
  • Státní opera Praha » poster design
  • Sapporo Concert Hall » graphical cooperation
  • CSA Tokyo » graphical cooperation
  • P-Centrum Olomouc » mental health days
  • Dětská opera Praha » graphical cooperation
  • Egon Zender International » graphical cooperation
  • Cafe Mozart Japan » graphical cooperation
  • Národní divadlo Praha » graphical cooperation
  • Tokyo Int. Forum » graphical cooperation
  • Expo Aichi 2005 » official poster of the Czech exposition and graphical cooperation
  • Česká televize » EXPO 2005 animated jingle
Media Illustration
  • Books
    Nakladatelství: Mladá fronta (J. Updike, J. Cortazar, R. Sloboda...), Čs. spisovatel, Albatros, Práce, Motto, Pragoeduca, Fun Explosive, Pandora Group, Amulet, Práh
  • Magazines
    Mateřídouška, Sedmička (např. Tajný deník A. Molea), Filip, VTM, Ty a já, Temps Fou, Makovice
Animated film
  • Návrat zlaté rybky » Studio J. Trnky, Barrandov, 1988