Ondřej Petrlík attempts to use pictures to transform his view into an ideas of a specific figure. This figure then demonstrates elements of abnormality that shift it into an autonomous story. This may be one of the reasons why the figures lack some specific features, such as missing eyes, mouth, wrinkles - all that is replaced by the symbol of a smile as something general, or uniform. A face without a face? Will the ideas collapse and will the symbol be the only thing remaining? The majority of Petrlík’s pictures take us to a world of absurdity, irony, symbols as well as harmony. The process of painting is important for him as gestures may become a motif of the entire picture.

2012 Stay in Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Dresden (prof. Adamski)
2009 AVU (Academy of Fine Arts, Prague), Studio Painting II (V. Skrepl)
2005 - 2009 St
řední škola Informatiky a ekonomie, Pardubice

Solo exhibitions:
2012 Girl sitting on the tree and Masturbating, Dresden
2011 I've Got You Under My Skin, Gallery Fons, Pardubice
2009 Freshly made Person,Theater 29, Pardubice

Group exhibitions (selected):
Exhibition of Finalists 6th Year of the awards critic for young painters, Gallery of Critics
2012 The Way Around - Cooltour, Ostrava
2012 Petrlik, Sigmund, Uhlir, KD Neratovice
2011 Behind the spines of books I've never read - Summer residence Hv
ězda, Prague
2011 Nobody is asking, Gallery S.Bartos, Pardubice
2011 The power of three - Gallery GAVU, Prague
2010 Zero-Zero, Gallery Jewish Haus, He
řmanův Městec
2009 Freshly made persons,Theater 29, Pardubice