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Jiří Netík, * 9. 8. 1953 in Brno,
sculptor, carver and restorer was formerly a professional musician. He works mainly with wood, sometimes combined with metal, glass (or founded objects). His creation reflect respect to the world and human deal likewise it can to be seen at medieval and barock artists´ work.

The finest details (expressions of the faces, fabrics) give evidence of perfectly mastered craft. He likes to aim at a life of a human being in context of nature, history of a mankind and universe. Especially he inspects a man with his pains, searching for his identity, roots and his place on The Earth.

The most important commissions/realizations:
-bronz-casting of J.Palach´s head foyer of VUT University in Brno /1989/
-sculpture "Moravia" -a gift for a Czech president V.Havel by the city of Brno /1995/
-sculpture "Justice" - a gift of the city of Brno to president of Italia O.L.Scalfaro /1995/
-concept and realization of collection of hunting arms for company Zbrojovka Brno /1997/
-25 above lifesize sculptures for a Nativity Scene for Breclav /Czech republic/ /1997-1998/
-object "Castle of Sole" for the underground public place in Linz /Austria/ /2001/
-"Dance of Life, Dance of Death" - a designed carving for art engraved glass for firm Lobmeyr, Wien
- /Austria 2001/
-"Nativity Scene" in private collection of cardinal Meisner of Koeln /Germany/ /2005/
-"Ekumenia" - a designed carving for art engraved glass for firm Lobmeyr, Wien /Austria/ /2005/
-sculpture "Treasure" for Chateau Greillenstein in Austria /2006/
-sculpture "Moravia" a present of Region of South Moravia for Prince Alois of Liechtenstein / 2007/
-sculpture "St. Wenceslaus" as a gift of Region of South Moravia for Pope Benedikt XVI. in Brno / 2009 /
-sculptures in private collections all over the world /America, Alaska, Australia/
-price of South Moravian Region in the branch of culture for the year 2007
-"Nativity Scene" -personal gift fo Pope Benedikt XVI. at the audience in Vatican / 2009/

Some Netik's wooden or bronze sculptures can be seen in various public sites, e. g. University of Brno - Faculty of Technical Studies (Czech republic) or in Carmelitan convent in Linz (Austria). Exhibitions of Jiri Netik could be seen throughout the whole Czech republic, Austria, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Swirzerland, USA and Canada. /Last important solo exhibitions in 2007 in Utrecht - Netherlands, in 2006 in Bergamo - Italy, and Prague - National Museum/

Art symposia :
The 1st. International Art Symposium Atelier an der Donau ,Poechlarn ,Austria 2006
The 5th. International Sculpture Symposium in Caerleon, Great Britain 2007
The 1st. International Sculpture Symposium in Mugla / Turkey/

Jiri Netik occasionally works as a teacher and artterapeut. He works and exhibits together with his wife Martina (also carver and sculptor). They organize carving courses for everybody (from the age of 18) from all the world in a beautiful renaissance town in Slavonice.

They also cooperate with companies of other branches of art, e. g. they design for engraved glass for firma Lobmeyr - Wien (Austria), or wooden heads for musical instruments.

They also create portraits for commissions.
Last changes: June 2012                      Photo Václav Jirásek                             © 2002 Milan Točík