Czech artist Frantis?ek Skála (born 1956) presents a new comic book consisting of 322 photographs of the adventures of an easygoing protagonist named Cecil. The story is captured using a cine-film technique that involves photographing puppets in an outdoor environment, deprived of the conveniences of studio facilities.
Published by Arbor Vitae. Edited by Frantisˇek Skála. Text by Ludvík Hlavácˇek, J. P. Jöndl, Zdeneˇ k Kratochvíl, Miroslav Petrˇícˇek, Rupert Sheldrake.
Heir to the postwar Surrealist traditions of his native Czechoslovakia, Frantis?ek Skála (born 1956) has made remarkable objects, installations and paintings since the early 1980s, while also working in children’s illustration, comic books, classical music and theater. This volume offers an overview of his three-decade career.
Published by Arbor Vitae. Edited and with text by Frantiek Skála,
Headlands is Czech artist Frantiek Skála’s (born 1956) homage to the Headlands of Marin County, north of San Francisco, where he lived in the 1990s. It contains his journal entries and reproduces his sculptural heads made out of the local kelp seaweed--a range of human types reminiscent of ancient Egyptian, Chinese, Greek and African masks.