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Sculptor Vojtěch Trocha Goes Hard in (on) Brooklyn

Sculptor Vojtěch Trocha Goes Hard in (on) Brooklyn

Preferring to work with cardboard, wood, and paper, Polish sculptor Vojtěch Trocha knew he should go hard here in Brooklyn. His wall-mounted style can be geometric, minimalist, and, perhaps because of the medium, brutal.

Vojtech Trocha (photo © Jaime Rojo)

The raised patterns and shapes mimic those we may see on the sides of industrial buildings, so the viewer could be forgiven if they fail to comprehend that these are instead sculptures placed among other works of street art. The Prague-based artist in his early 30s may not even draw attention to himself as he wheels his laundry cart filled with concrete slabs past you on the sidewalk.

Vojtech Trocha. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

What may catch your eye instead is his other illustrative reliefs of recognizable figures and forms. One we caught last week is a pure 3D concrete jungle, with a scene from the street recorded and placed back in the street in a cleverly self-referential way. A former student of the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague and later at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw Trocha somehow knew how to bring Brooklyn street life to Brooklyn with this one.

Just chilling in Bushwick, Brooklyn, with these new meditations on the richness of everyday life in the city, Vojtěch Trocha, knows how to make his mark more permanently than many on the street.

Vojtech Trocha. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Vojtech Trocha (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Vojtech Trocha (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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