Karel Kocourek

1. 9. 1937, Bechyně

He lives and works in Pilsen. In the 1960s, he began to deal with black and white photographs. He presented these works at his first independent exhibition in 1970. The couple Anna and Karel Kocourek can not be separated or their interaction and replenishment. Karel Kocourek focuses mainly on documentary and advertising craft photography. In the early 1970s, Karel Kocourek worked with the female magazine Vlasta, where he delivered reportage photos on the articles. In 1990 he founded his own photographic studio for art and advertising. In addition to professional advertising pictures, he also works on free creation mostly in cyclical series with a thematic focus on the relationship between man and nature. Together with his wife and the Austrian poet Richard Walle, he began working on an unfinished Mail-Art project based on the irregular exchange of photographs, drawings and collages delivered by regular mail. This includes Pantha rhei. The title of the exhibition refers to the concept of photography as a motion record in a fraction of a second. The Cycle Scenery of the train uses the contrast of the static traction of the train window and the natural scenery in motion. The selected work is a representative example of the author's work, which celebrated his seventy-five birthday.
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