Jan C. Löbl – Looking for 20´

29. 9. — 30. 10. 2020 / Gallery 2

Artist: Jan C. Löbl
Curator: Adéla Machová

We are preparing an exhibition which will present not only various patterns, swatches, decors from the early 20th century created in factories in Krušné mountains, but especially the newly emerging ones post-produced by textile designer Jan C. Löbl. Visual imprints of specific textile memory are layered, combined, digitized and viewed from other perspective not only thanks to new technologies, but also through controlled error, where they are manually distorted by author during printing process. You can look forward to a sample map, confrontation of segments of the past with the presence of digital overlap and the discovery of found patterns and their transformation. Come and discover a room full of decors revealing the past and present visual environment and textile history of the region.

The solo exhibition of Jan C. Löbl who is a doctoral student in Visual Communication at the Faculty of Art and Design at JEPU will present creative approaches used in his dissertation (guided by prof. Zdena Kolečková).

Jan C. Löbl is designer and lector leading Fashion and Textile Design Studio at Faculty of Art and Design JEPU in Ústí nad Labem. He is currently completing his doctoral project L O O K I N G based on textile and clothing history of Krušné mountains. In cooperation with regional museums, he explores textile identity of North Bohemian region by creating authorial reports, rasters and digital flatprints which he uses in his designs for his own fabion collection and production Löblhof&Artgrund — Design from the North. He designs and realizes costumes and sets for Kašlar Theater,Činoherní Studio Theater in Ústí nad Labem, Theater 6-16, Polárka Theater and Moravian Theater Olomouc. Jan C. Löbl graduated from Fashion and Textile Design Studio at Faculty of Art and Design JEPU in Ústí nad Labem. Since 2001 he has been organizing regular art symposium in the middle of summer –