My name is Josef and I was born on 29th May 1979 in Pilzen, a large city on the west of the Czech Republic where my grandparents brought me up. My grandfather, a famous Academical artist, was my guide and a teacher throughout my childhood, and in my life later on. Later in my life, I made an important journey to Las Vegas.
My performance has always been a show where I describe my own and other’s feelings, as well as a commentary on the modern lifestyle. I also write hidden messages in my pictures which makes people think about themselves and the art itself.
My first pictures were presented and sold in Los Angeles, which was the beginning of my new life. I became well-known for my PopArt, 3D objects, speed painting, abstract art, and realism. Then I moved my art back to the Czech Republic, where I started participating in exhibitions across the country. I have been participating in several multimedia shows, designing clothes for famous designers, and cooperating with dancers and musical artists in the Czech Republic and the whole Europe for more than 15 years.
I understand how important art is for other people everywhere around the world and that is why I connect design and art together. I want people to see the reality through my art today and a hundred years later
Josef Rataj is present in these categories: