Tomas Rajlich
Born in Jankov, Czech Republic, 1940. Lives and works in Prague, Czech Republic and Verona, Italy. Tomas Rajlich started out as a sculptor and as such founded the Klub Konkretistů and in 1968 participated in his first international show at the Musée Rodin in Paris. The following year he fled to the Netherlands and turned to painting. He was soon to become a key representative of Fundamental Painting, a term coined by the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, in 1975 by way of a homonymous show around Robert Ryman. In 1993 Palazzo Martinengo, Brescia, Italy, showed the first retrospective of Rajlich’s works. It was then followed by several more in leading European museums like the Haags Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, and the National Gallery, Prague.  His works are held in respected museum collections worldwide, including the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, and Museum of Modern Art, New York. And over the past three decades, avant-garde Dutch composer Roland Emile Kuit has composed a number of pieces for him. Image courtesy of the artist.