Samuel Paučo


Samuel Paučo graduated from Martin Mainer’s Painting Studio at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Brno where he soon started working as an assistant and now carries on in this position at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague.

Paučo combines a range of seemingly contradictory factors in his works. In his paintings he uses methods generally associated with abstract and expressionist painting: large monolithic areas, imprints and structures or sweeping expressive brush strokes with a thick layer of paint. However, the final results are landscapes, specific objects, portraits or combinations of all of these. The expressive style, contrasting colour schemes and the absence of light and shade modelling infuse his artwork with strong life pulsating with energy. Yet, beyond the energy infused layer of painting there is another, more thoughtful one which shows that the artist works both spontaneously and conceptually. The dynamic compositions in his paintings are always based on exploring shapes, area ratios, tonal values and lines which all lead to a unified, (dis)harmonic whole.




2015 - Nomination for ESSL Award 2015
2011 - Nomination for NG333 prize
2009 - Nomination for ESSL Award 2009


solo exhibition:

START ART FAIR - Solo project for Nová Galerie, Saatchi Gallery, London, 2016
Hromy a Blesky (s M.Nagypal) - Nová Galerie, Praha, 2016
Potopa(Flood) - Strom Art Gallery, Brno, 2016
Do lesov páni! - Galerie města Třinec, Třinec, 2015
Entropie od ruky - The Chemistry Gallery, Praha, 2014-15
OOOO - Nina Hedwic Gallery, Praha, 2014
FULL HOUSE (s Danielou Mikuláškovou) - Reduta, Brno, 2014
Boha Jeho - Galerie Mladých, Brno, 2013
Snoop Dog - The Chemistry Gallery, Praha, 2012
Za oponou (Behind the Curtain) - Diploma work, Wannieck gallery, Brno, 2011
Stejná předehra, jiná opera (spolu s J.Pražanem) - WalkThruGallery, Hradec Králové, 2011
POST COITUM - Dům pánů z Kunštátu, Brno, 2010
MRAKY - galerie Dolmen, Uherské Hradiště, 2008
Hockney je gay - Místogalerie Sklenená Louka, Brno, 2008
Všetko o kvapke - galerie Dolmen,Brno, 2007
Boys don´t cry - SNG, galeria Živa, Zvolen, 2007
DvePé - galeria 2p, Ústí nad Labem, 2007