Jaroslav Šerých: illustrator, graphic artist, painter

Another offshoot post, this time dedicated to a Czech artist whose illustrations  in the book Fairy Tales from Japan caught my eye. Naturally what caught my eye what that this was a Czech artist dealing with the subject matter of Asian cultures, something I could associate with personally seeing as I am Czech but grew up in Asia up to leaving for university in the UK.

(Above: the website where I stumbled across the artist, the site I was using for my EMP Czech illustrators research)

(And the bottom image is of the book in question on Japanese fairytales)

http://www.academiaknihy.cz/japonske-pohadky.html

(I was able to find out more about the artist thanks to this very lovely blog on ‘Forgotten Illustrators’

http://ajourneyroundmyskull.blogspot.com/2009/06/forgotten-illustrator-jaroslav-serych-1.html)

For further reading, as always Cesky Rozhlas is agreat source for anything Czech: http://www.radio.cz/en/article/102150

( http://cedok.shop-pro.jp/?pid=3626377

Another book with more lovely Japanese inspired illustrations, this time the title of the book pulled me in,

it translates to ‘the sold dream’ )

(I haven’t been able to find a larger version of the painting used in the invitation above so this will have to do to show off the contrasting colours and textures that I love http://www.galeriehb.cz/exhibitions/exhibitions-all/jaroslav-serych_-graphics__14_2_—30_3_-2008)

( Interestingly I also found illustrations he made inspired by Indonesia, one of the countries I grew up in.

http://www.citarny.cz/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=656:erych-jaroslav&catid=29:esko-ilustratoi-&directory=3941

http://ajourneyroundmyskull.blogspot.com/2009/07/indoslovakia.html)

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