Tomas Honz (*1898) is an artist and a wanderer. His work has taken him all around Europe and Asia. He rarely paints from reference preferring to work directly from the subject on site. Often he does so in spite of weather and discomfort which would put most people off.

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 as a concept designer in the entertainment industry but quit after a serious accident. Strong desire to stay independent and to work on his own projects have been his driving forces ever since.
Tomas is deeply fascinated by what surrounds him. He believes that being an artist (painter especially) is the best excuse to explore the world we live in and our relationship to it.
In that spirit he travels both around the globe and across his native country. Equipped with sketchbook, portable oils or watercolors he captures things that spark his curiosity. Sometimes seemingly at random, other times more systematically.
His paintings are executed with confident and expressive brushstrokes. These are very apparent when viewed up close but disappear and create a convincing illusion of reality when one moves further away. Luminous light, harmonious colors, sense of silence and mystery are all other trademarks of 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 the Galerie Art Chrudim and Jan Cejka Gallery.

Residencies and exchange programs

  • 2018 Sympozium Felixe Jeneweina, Kutná Hora, CZ
  • 2014 Taipei National University of Arts, Taiwan
  • 2013 The Art Department, USA

Selected solo shows

  • 11/2019 – 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

  • 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

  • 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