Jan Vasilko

b. 1979 in Humenné, Slovakia. Lives and works in Košice, Slovakia

Jan Vasilko graduated from the Faculty of Arts in Technical University, Kosice, Slovakia in 2005. Jan Vasilko has exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibitions in Europe, and his work is held in private collections in the Czech Republic, Austria and Slovakia. Vasilko’s paintings walk on the border between abstraction and reality primarily using lines to express emotions, feelings and thought. Vasilko’s paintings are introspective, focusing on the subconscious mind while examining images, signs and symbols that stay in his memory.

Jan Vasilko

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019 – Neo neo Geo geo, House of Arts ( Dom umenia), Kunsthalle, Bratislava
  • 2019 – Mechanism in the Mechanisms, Topičúv Salon, Prague                                          
  • 2015 – All can be better, Auction house Soga, Bratislava
  • 2013 – KEometry, GMB Palffy Palace, Bratislava
  • 2011 – La Citta, Gallery Anteprima Contemporary, Rome
  • 2010 – Desing for 1, Museum of Contemporary Art Slovakia, Wannieck Gallery, Brno
  • 2009 – Utopy and Visions from Eastern Europe, Strabag House, Vienna
  • 2007 – Replace / Siemens ArtLab with T. Džadoň and B. Klimová, Vienna

Group Exhibitions (Selected)

  • 2018 – BA KE Lit, City Gallery  Miskolcz, Hungary
  • 2017 – Koshické metro, Gallery E. Filla, Ústí nad Labem, CZ
  • 2017 – Vysegrad V4 Group Painting Biennale, Museum Narodowe, Przemysl, Pl
  • 2016 – Slovenska (New Generation), Galeria d Italia- Piaza di Scala, Milan
  • 2015 – Soft Codes (Concept. tendencies in Slovak art), Museum of Contemporary art, Wroclaw
  • 2013 – Zero Years: Nuller Jahre In Slowakische Kunst, Freies Museum, Berlin
  • 2013 – Triennial of Contemporary Image, East Slovak Museum, Kosice
  • 2011 – Obrazskovo, Slovak Contemporary Painting, Wannieck Gallery, Brunn
  • 2011 – Zero Years, Slovak Contemporary art 2000-2010, Haus of Arts, Bratislava
  • 2010 – Painting after painting, Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava

Residencies

  • 2005 – ISCP Studios, New York, USA
  • 2010 – Studio C3 – FKSE  Budapest, Hungary
  • 2010 – Strabag Artstudios, Wien, Austria
  • 2016 – Maltator, Gmund in Kärnten, Austria
  • 2020 – Cité des Arts, Paris, France
  • 2020 – Pilotenkeuche, Leipzig, Germany
  • 2021 – Cité des Arts, Paris, France

Awards

  • 2005 – Winner O. Čepan award for young artist in Slovakia under 35, GMB, Bratislava
  • 2008 – Second Prize VÚB Maľba-  Slovak painting prize, Bratislava
  • 2009 – Winner Strabag International Artaward, Vienna
  • 2010 – Finalist prize NG 333 and group ČEZ , National gallery, Veltrzni palace, Prague
  • 2012 – Second Prize VÚB Maľba- Slovak painting prize, Bratislava

Collections

  • Strabag Kunstforum, Vienna, Austria
  • Robert Runták Collection, Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • Siemens Artlab, Vienna, Austria
  • Richard Adam Collection, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Eastslovak Gallery, Kosice, Slovakia

Education

1999-2005 – Faculty of Arts in Technical University, Kosice, Slovakia

Works by Jan Vasilko

Jan Vasilko, Horizontal and Vertical lines (Industrial Structure - Pixel Federation), 2012, Acrylic on canvas, 160 x 140 cm, Price Available Upon Request, © The Artist

Jan Vasilko

Horizontal and Vertical lines (Industrial Structure – Pixel Federation), 2021
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Jan Vasilko, Horizontal and Vertical Lines (Non Symmetric Version), 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 220 x 190 cm, Price Available Upon Request, © The Artist

Jan Vasilko

Horizontal and Vertical Lines (Non Symmetric Version), 2019
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Jan Vasilko, Horizontal and Vertical Lines (Formation of Geometric Forms), 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 180 x 160 cm, Price Available Upon Request, © The Artist

Jan Vasilko

Horizontal and Vertical Lines (Formation of Geometric Forms), 2019
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