Painter, artist, wanderer
Born 1989
Living in Prague, Czech Republic

Tomas graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague but also studied Chinese painting and calligraphy in Taiwan and illustration in the United States.

He used to work (and very successfully) as a concept designer in the entertainment industry but decided to quit after a serious accident. Strong desire to stay independent and to work on his own ideas have been his driving forces ever since.

Tomas is deeply fascinated by landscape and stories it can tell. His quest to paint the perfectly honest picture often takes him to extreme places like caves, high mountains or all sorts of wilds. He doesn’t shy away from conditions that would put most people off. In fact, he searches for them.

“Painting outside is the most real thing I know. It takes determination. It’s rough and hardcore. But it’s also addictive and ultimately rewarding. When you experience what it feels like to paint in a snowstorm, you can hardly go back to the studio.”

His paintings are executed with confident and expressive brushstrokes. These are apparent when viewed up close but disappear and create a convincing illusion of reality when one moves further away from the canvas. Superior color sensitivity, ability to perfectly capture light and atmosphere and tendency to focus on feelings of silence and mystery are all trademarks of him and his work.

“Looking at Tomas’s paintings is like rediscovering old memories that one thought to be lost.”

Tomas’s work is found in public institutions in the Czech Republic and in private collections all around the world.
Some of Tomas’ artwork is currently represented by Galerie Art Chrudim, Jan Cejka Gallery and Young Real Art.

Tomas is a member of S.V.U. Mánes.

Residencies

  • 2022 Binational days of Plein Air – Roland Gräfe Stiftung, Šluknov, CZ
  • 2018 Sympozium Felixe Jeneweina, Kutná Hora, CZ
  • 2014 Taipei National University of Arts, Taiwan
  • 2013 The Art Department, USA

Awards

  • 2021 STRABAG finalist
  • 2020 Art Prague Young Art Award
  • 2014 Splash Art Award

Selected solo shows

  • 05/2023 – Tomas Honz – Obscurum – Jan Cejka Gallery – Prague
  • 11/2022 – Tomas Honz – Malerei – Roland Gräfe Stiftung – Radebeul, Dresden, Germany
  • 07/2022 – Tomas Honz – Facing Forest – Chateau Ohrada – Hluboká nad Vltavou
  • 12/2021 – Tomas Honz – Alone in the Forest – City Museum and Gallery of Hlinsko
  • 11/2019 – Tomas Honz – Night and Day – Galerie ViaArt – Prague
  • 04/2019 – Tomas Honz – Mythological Landcapes (Paintings) – Galerie města Kolína – Kolín
  • 11/2018 – Tomas Honz – Krajem Chrudimky – Galerie Art – Chrudim
  • 07/2017 – Tomas Honz – Myths From The Old World  2 – Galerie Art – Chrudim
  • 01/2017 – Tomas Honz – Myths From The Old World – Galerie Viaart – Prague
  • 03/2016 – Tomas Honz – Our neighbourhood / My world – Galerie 9 – Prague
  • 02/2016 – Tomas Honz – Unreality – Galerie Magazín – Terezín
  • 12/2014 – Tomas Honz – Secret landscapes – Galerie Art Chrudim
  • 11/2014 – Tomas Honz – Memories of Taiwan – Galerie u Zlatého Kohouta – Prague

Selected group shows

  • 12/2023 – Gamekeeper Realism – Chemistry gallery – Prague
  • 07/2022 – Skulpturen und Maler – Galerie am Lieglweg – Neulengbach – Austria
  • 05/2022 – Ateliéry – Galery of Kooperativa – Prague
  • 07/2021 – Honz, Žák – Paintings and Sculptures 2 – Galerie Art – Chrudim
  • 06/2021 – Mégethos 28 – Hybernská 4  – Prague
  • 12/2020 – Vanitas – DOX – Prague
  • 07/2020 – Honz, Žák – Paintings and Sculptures – Galerie Coco – Dobrš
  • 05/2020 – Exhibition of the S. V. U. Mánes – Rabasova Galerie – Rakovník
  • 11/2019 – Malba III – Galerie Vltavín / Galerie Millenium – Prague
  • 10/2019 – Dialogy – Galerie Kooperativy – Prague
  • 09/2019 – Krajinow – Muzeum umění a designu – Benešov
  • 09/2019 – Temple of Beautiful Places – Jan Čejka Gallery – Prague
  • 01/2019 – Landscape Seen Through The Eyes of Young Arists – Galerie České Spořitelny – Praha
  • 09/2018 – Sympozium – Galerie Felixe Jeneweina – Kutná Hora
  • 04/2018 – Dawn – Východočeská Galerie – Pardubice
  • 03/2017 – In a Landscape – City gallery of Brno – Brno
  • 02/2017 – Landscape 2017 – Nová Galerie – Prague
  • 10/2016 – Žák, Sedlo, Honz, Wojnar – Galerie AVU – Prague
  • 04/2016 – In a Landscape – European Arts gallery – Prague
  • 07/2015 – Voda hučí, bory šumí – Nákladové Nádraží Žižkov – Prague
  • 07/2015 – Diplomanti AVU – Veletržní palác, National Gallery – Prague
  • 12/2013 – Zimní Kompost – Gallery Artatak – Prague

  Publications

  • Ateliéry– SVU Mánes – 2022
  • Dialogy – SVU Mánes – 2019
  • Krajem Chrudimky – Galerie Art Chrudim – 2018
  • Sousedé / Neighbours – Uroboros – 2015
  • Současné umění očima Martina Fryče – HereLove – 2014
  • Expose 11 – Ballistic Publishing  – 2013