Centrifugal panel

Centrifugal Panel, 2017, mixed media, 250 × 140 × 35 cm, dimensions variable


Centrifugal Panel is a painting that on the one hand is intended to meet the aesthetic standards of a classic Minimalist easel painting, but in addition to this function it can be used in a practical way as a Functionalist interior.

This fold-out panel has been inspired by the interior designed by Adolf Loos for the Brummel House in Pilsen in 1943, whose history is tragically marked by the events associated with the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia.

When the painting is not used as furniture, it dominates the interior by its monochromatic bright yellow surface, broken only by a fine line of joints that evoke its hidden functions. If the user decides to exploit its hidden potential, he can decompose it into a 3D object reminiscent of a stylish interior. Inside the painting there is a built-in sofa, a shelf, a drawer, a blind, a hanger, two lamps and an electrical socket. The key instructional detail of this work is a black-and-white commemorative portrait photograph of Hedvika Liebstein, built into the bottom of the painting. Her family had the house renovated by Loos and subsequently lived in it. Unfortunately, during the Second World War she became one of the victims of the Holocaust in Pilsen.