The journey of Pavel Sequens (born in 1989) who comes from Benešov region, to the painting canvas, was not entirely simple and short. He devoted himself to drawing and painting from an early age, but despite studying graphics at the Hight School in Kolín, he diverted from creative line of work for some time. It was not until the autumn of 2014 that his first oil painting was created, and since then he has been devoting himself fully to this direction. As a painter, he has had several solo and group exhibitions and his paintings are part of many private collections. At the same time, he is the founder of the UMBRA art association (founded in the summer of 2021), which brings together painters who pursue a style similar to his.
Pavel’s work is based on the technique of oil painting, which, thanks to the necessary drying of the individual layers, gradually reflects new and new perceptions that create the final form of the painting. He also uses experimental elements, such as old paper, sand, etc.
He thematically focuses on the dark sides of human nature and activities, but he also enjoys quirky humor, which is often displayed between the lines or subliminally. As a form of communication, he uses the figure and the human body in a realistic form with elements of deformations or looser elements.
The most important aspect for him is the atmosphere, its capture and impact on the spectator. It is the human figure that helps him significantly to capture and pass on an idea or feeling and thus serves as his way of communication.
These words help us comprehend his way of expressing specific topics and how to interpret them: “Nothing is as negative as it may seem. It just depends on your point of view…”