Petr Gruber, Painter
Petr Gruber's paintings represent the natural world. Usually, he paints it, as he remembers it from his country walks: shapes, scents, sounds and colours. His large-scale, semi-abstract oil paintings depict the beauty of nature, it's uniqueness and tranquility.
The main idea behind Petr's paintings is that subconscious can store an unlimited amount of memories that can be more authentic than immediate thoughts. According to the theory, Petr's paintings are as authentic as reality. He paints them sequentially, starting with a fundamental memory and particularizing it as he adds on further visions. The more memories brought up, the more specific the painting becomes.
Natural theme is prevalent in Petr's work, which he believes, is in harmony with human existence. “I like to paint places that are pleasant to me; places seldom searched by men. For me they are joyful and I appreciate their tranquility. Sometimes I include technical elements such as an old house, a lookout tower or a forest pitch, which remind me of human presence. However, the main impulse that gets me painting is always something from the nature, such as glittering snow or gentle wind at the edge of the forest,” explains Petr.