Rudolf Uher (SK)

1913 Lubina, Slovakia
1987 Bratislava, Slovakia

BIOGRAPHY

Rudolf Uher studied at the Teachers’ Institute in Prešov and Modra (1933 – 1935). From 1935 to 1950, he worked as a teacher at several schools. Furthermore, from 1941 to 1944, he was an extraordinary student at the Department of Drawing and Painting of the Slovak School of Technology in Bratislava (under prof. J. Kostka), where he created his first sculptures and drawings. His stay in Paris (1946) and contact with the works of Brancusi and Zadkine had a strong influence on him. In the following decades he developed a unique program and thus blazed a trail for modern Slovak sculpture. Political obstructions in the period of Normalization brutally interrupted his creative process; bans on exhibiting and the destruction of his sculptures left marks on his health. Despite the fact that his right arm was paralyzed, he continued in his work with the support of his family and achieved his vision of an ideal sculpture.

Solo exhibitions (selection):
2016 Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum Čunovo
2015 Galéria Art Capital Bratislava
2013 Slovenský inštitút Praha (Slovak Institute in Prague)
        Kovárna Viva Zlín
        Galéria Nedbalka Bratislava
        Galéria mesta Bratislavy (Bratislava City Gallery)
2012 Zoya Museum Modra (along with J. Kostka)
2009 Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum Čunovo, SNG Bratislava, GMAB Trenčín
2008 Galéria Petra Matejku Nové mesto n/Váhom, Zoya Gallery Bratislava
2003 Galéria SPP Bratislava (along with M. Uher)
1998 Nová síň Praha (Prague)
1995 Galerie Klatovy-Klenová and others

Exhibitions

12.03.2016 to 12.06.2016