Janek Rous

Janek Rous was born in1981 in Prague. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, the Monumental Art studio of Jiří Příhoda. He spent one semester at the Cooper Union School of Art in New York. Rous works especially in the media of video art, installation and performance. With his projects he creates absurd-poetic parallels to the day-to-day life: dealing with “publicly useless activities” such as shaking off the snow from the trees during heavy snowfall or watering artificial flowers with one’s urine after drinking rain water. His latest projects show a shift toward the relationship between the realm of reality and unexplained phenomena, or slightly parodied personal mythologies. He has presented his artwork both in solo and group exhibitions at a number of Czech independent institutions but also internationally, e.g. in the Krakow Bunkier Sztuki, MWW Wroclav, the Kunstverein in Bonn and more.