Gallery Dukan announced the third exhibition of the Czech’s artist Josef Bolf in its new space in Saint-Ouen. Born in 1971, Josef Bolf lives and works in Prague. He studied painting and drawing at the Academy of Fine Arts (Prague). From 1990 to 1998, he improved his work in the class of J. Načeradský, V. Kokolia and V. Skrepl, as well as at the Kongsthögskolan in Stockholm (1995) and at the Akademie der bildende Künst in Stuttgart (1996).
Josef Bolf is one of the most important Czech artist of his generation with Jan Šerých, Ján Mančuška and Tomás Vanek.They create together, between 1998 and 2002, the Collective BJ (Bezhlavý Jezdec/The Knight without Head). His generation, that emerged at the beginning of the 20th century, was the first one whose was not contrainted by the censorship of the communist state. This generation links itself to different and foreign artistic scenes, particularly in West Europe. His painting raise about his childhood, the memory he keeps about it, tinted by the inherent gloom of the «Normalization Period» (1968-1989). This period was characterized by the return to the «communist norm» between the Prague Spring and the Velvet Revolution. He is elected best Czech artist in 2010.
In Czech Republic, he exhibits frequently at the Huntkastner Gallery, at the Czech National Gallery and at the Prague City Gallery. In 2016, the Czech Center of Paris dedicated him an important retrospective in collaboration with the Gallery Dukan.