ALL OVER AGAIN
Ján Ťapák is one of the most distinctive figures of the generation of sculptors which entered the Slovak art scene in the early 1990s. He attracted attention by his spontaneous creativity and perfect technical preparedness, as well as his unique orientation of the content of his works in which he succeeded in transferring things and matters from the ancient past to the present times, to combine hundred year old traditions and the philosophy of modern man and to include the authenticity of his own country in the timeless context of distant cultures and civilizations.
He has created numerous chamber and monumental works which will surprise by their unique dynamic composition, abundance of form and surface structure, dramatic contrasts of polished and matte surfaces, lines and the dynamics of exposed welds and joints. His charcoal drawings, which are not only study sketches for future sculptures but also unique artistic gems, frequently complemented by quotes, thoughts and notes of artist himself, are also noteworthy.