Grand opening of solo exhibition “down to the steel heart/App_Art – sheet metal age” at (A)void floating gallery in Prague. Representative cross-section of Rostislav’s work – paintings, sculptures, graphics and special installations.
Our piece of art “Koziska” was chosen for great international exhibition Lithography today – A new Stone Age in Shanghai, China.
AppArt is presented at III. Lithografietage International München, Germany
Opening exhibitions of Peter Korbelar’s lithography workshop in the KAVKA bookstore, where you can see App_art along with the graphics of Petr Nikl, Oldřich Kulhánek, Jiří Suchý, Jan Švankmajer, Vladimír Suchánek and other artists. The exhibition lasts until Christmas and all prints are for sale.
The greatest work of Rostislav Riha till now – twelve meter mural is unveiled. You can see it any time in the artist’s favorite bar Tucnak at Nekázanka street. And the Penguins have a nice chat on our website. Pictures from the unveiling ceremony you can see on social networks.
We have install the statue of a horse in the garden of Psychiatric Clinic Karlov. It suits him there. Take a look at photos in Otherworks.
Today we have in the Prague Café Kampus at Naprstkova street installed the exhibition “Joy of Corporate”, which runs until May 15, 2016. There you can see almost 70 original lithographs. We have also made available catalog of all finished images on the web . At the end of the section portfolio, you can view and possibly order a complete App_art Rostislav Riha.
Is an unique technique, which encompasses some artistic developments during the centuries from the 18th to the 21st –my unique work starts on my iPad and ends in the lithography workshop.Read more...
Each piece starts on my iPad – there I strive not to mimic real world media, but to use the unique qualities and functions that only virtual space could offer. While working on the tablet, why to pretend I am doing oil on canvas ? – I can always go and do it for real. On the other hand, tablet+pressure sensitive stylus allows me to create things undreamt of in the real world. So I am using it as self-contained media. Pressure sensitive stylus, tablet, and the most advanced painting app – cutting edge technology of 21st century.
Then the piece is transferred to a tin printing plate for offset print. While going back in time to the 19th century technology one can fine tune overall tone of the piece.
Finally, each plate is transferred to a lithographical limestone. In the lithography workshop, a unique process that cannot be reproduced starts: printing with direct colours mixed on the spot, applied with various intensity over the stone, etching out details or printing duplex: once working in real scale, the process gets very individual. Using a technique from the 18th century it is possible to manually fine tune even further, exactly what the piece demands.
Architect, car restorer, digital artist, graphic designer, painter and sculptor .Read more...
1985 designed aerodynamic bus, just because he had been feeling that it should be changed
1987 his first car renovation (trike Velorex), oil paintings inspired by aesthetics of Prague non-official musical groups.
1988 – 1998 Faculty of architecture in Prague
1991 – 1998 Scenography studies at Theatre academy in Prague
During these years studied with sculptors Josef Kadlčík, Pavel Přikryl a Milan Vácha with whom is still cooperating and considers him a mentor
1993 in firm OpenCAE made his first steps with computer graphics and 3D modelling
1997 First graphics od PDA Palm Pilot with resolution 160x160px
1999 – 2002 Studio Daryl Jackson Robin Dyke in Australia
2002 Founded his own studio RH-ARCH
2004 Trying possibilities of PDA Windows mobile for graphic design
2007 Exhibition of oil paintings at Bromse Gallery in Františkovy Lázně
2012 First iPad, real start of App_Art as new unique technice
2013 Exhibition „AppArt – From Tablet to Stone“ at gallery of New Town City Hall in Prague
2016 Exhibition „Joy of Corporate“ at Kampus cafe and gallery in Prague
2016 Unveiling of 12 square meters large mural “Pinguins” at bar Tucnak
2017 Exhibition of Peter Korbelar’s lithography workshop in the KAVKA bookstore, where App_art is presented along with the graphics of Petr Nikl, Oldřich Kulhánek, Jiří Suchý, Jan Švankmajer, Vladimír Suchánek and other artists.
2018 AppArt is presented at III. Lithografietage International München, Germany
2019 Piece of art “Koziska” was chosen for great international exhibition Lithography today – A new Stone Age in Shanghai, China.