Theodor Pištěk: Sensational Realism

Published October 31, 2022

The publication Sensational Realism documents Pištěk’s exhibition at the Aleš South Bohemian Gallery in Hluboká nad Vltavou, which focused on the painter’s hyperrealist phase.

The Czech-English catalogue of the exhibition of the same name presents Theodor Pištěk in a comprehensive overview of his best-known and iconic works, which were created mainly from the first half of the 1970s to the first half of the following decade; however, the painter continuously returned to his distinctive realism until recent times. In the context of Theodor Pištek’s work, it is interesting to compare his approach with that of the American hyperrealist Richard Estes or with the tendencies of European painting that were based on realism (Jacques Monory, Gerhard Richter, Gérard Gasiorowski) or directly followed it (Gottfried Helnwein).

You can buy the book here.