321 East 73rd Street, 3rd Floor

New York City, NY 10021

Activities >

Milan Heger: Conversations With Ego

exhibition 03 June, 2013 - 27 June, 2013

[BBLA Gallery]

 

BBLA Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings and mixed media works by Seattle based artist and designer Milan Heger. The featured works reveal Heger’s explorations into the human inner-self, questioning individual’s decisions and actions as a result of self-preservation of one’s Ego. This is Heger’s first solo show in New York City.

 

As a painter and designer, Heger brings to his works an unbridled creative energy with total focus and passion that connotes all that is sensual. His work is ever fresh, visceral and complete unto itself. Milan Heger captures the essence, heart and soul in everything he creates. He brings new meaning to what is real and lasting in art. A Renaissance soul and visionary for the next trend, Milan Heger's creations reach out and touch viewers on emotional and subliminal levels, creating a lasting bond.

 

Milan Heger: “Artists are often confronted with existential and theoretical challenges. For me, art revolves around a purpose, comment and legacy. Through my artwork, I strive to express my truth about the world that surrounds me - to have an X-ray vision through the layers of pretense and delusion; to be able to make art that shows an unsweetened reflection of the society, as if the artist is a mirror.

 

Artists act, I believe, as filters and catalysts. Artists are obligated to find a legacy of truth about humanity, ethics and morals of their times in a language understood by future generations. Works of art have to be clear and simple, expressing singular, unified ideas. That is what brings power to art.”

 

Milan Heger (b. 1959, former Czechoslovakia) studied fine art in Budapest under Ernest Fischer from 1979-1983 and architecture at the Technical Institute in Bratislava, Slovakia. Although art was and is his ultimate passion, after completion of his architectural training, he co-founded the private design firm Free ART, which focused on design, interiors and architecture. During this time he also designed fashion and jewelry, and engaged in teaching design.

 

In 1988 he was a visiting professor of art and architecture at the University of Hawaii. A year later he and his family returned to Czechoslovakia and participated in the change of the regime during the Velvet Revolution. Back in Hawaii he pursued his passion for art and design. He was invited to exhibit his artworks in galleries and public exhibitions in Hawaii, Canada, Japan and Europe. In 1997, Heger moved with his family to the Pacific Northwest in 1997 where he continues to joyously create and exhibit his exuberant artworks.

 

Milan Heger’s works have been exhibited extensively in more than 20 solo exhibitions and more than 30 group and invitational exhibitions. His mixed media works received many awards and are in public and private collections, such as First Hawaiian Bank or Honolulu Advertiser, in France, Canada, Moscow, London or Japan. He is represented by Patricia Cameron Gallery in Seattle. 

 

venue

BBLA Gallery

321 East 73rd Street, 3rd floor

New York, NY 10021

 

viewing hours: Monday - Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

All exhibiting works are for sale unless otherwise noted. For inquiries regarding the artists, theirs works or pricing please contact Katerina Kyselica at katerina@kadsny.com or call (cell) 540-538-2931.

 


Bohemian Benevolent & Literary AssociationHospodaThe National Czech and Slovak MuseumAmerican Friends of the Czech RepublicCzech CenterConsulate General