The Czech artist stayed in HART Hostel&Art under the A-i-R Wro Artistic Residence Programme, which is one of the elements of the European Capital of Culture Wrocław 2016. Patrik Kriššàk comes from the former Czechoslovakia; today he lives in Prague. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Ostrava with a degree in painting, and he has presented his works at many individual exhibitions in Czech Republic, Slovakia, Lithuania and other countries.
The room that Patrik Kriššàk designed for HART is characterised by a “hunting” style. The interior is dominated by shades of white, grey and brown, which are exposed particularly in an animal motif on furniture and “wainscot” painted from a stencil, which was created by Kriššàk, just like all other elements and pieces of furniture. Important animals in this room are a stag and a roe deer – however, the funny illuminated plastic antler or artificial colour furs prove that no creature suffered for the purpose of the work. Elements such as an inventive fireplace fit the atmosphere of the “hunter's hut”, too (the author said that he treats it as a kind of collector’s accommodation).
During the vernissage, guests saw also other works of the Czech artist exhibited on the walls of the hostel – motifs made of natural leather, as well as abstract painting.
The room designed by Patrik Kriššàk is already the sixth unique room in HART Hostel&Art in Nadodrze that has been created by an artist invited to co-operate. The first room was created by a French artist Fabien Lédé in March 2016. Further unique rooms are the results of designs and work of Piotr Butkiewicz, the Jarodzki family (Bożena, Paweł, Anastazja, Ola), Jerzy Kosałka and Boris Sirka from Slovakia. The next hostel premiere – a vernissage of two artists: Matylda Kotlińska and Izabela Wądołowska – will take place already on 17th November.