(Brno, 1925 – Rajhrad, 2012)

Dalibor Chatrný was a painter, conceptual artist, graphic designer and pedagogue. He studied at the Faculty of Education of Charles University in Prague (1945 – 1949), and in 1953 he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague.

Chatrný worked with the energy of magnets (Iron Dust – Hand and Magnet, 1974) and with the effect of reflection and mirror image (Mirror Relations, 1973). He used lines and string in multiple works, even for (conceptual) installations.

He made interventions in photographs by simply linking them with lines or string, making photographic collages horizontally cutting and taping photographs (Reduced Portraits, 1978), or cutting out and exchanging circular elements of a photograph.