Luboš Plný is the only child of a possessive mother. Already as a child he was drawn to two phenomena : graphic art and anatomy. He used to dissect dead animals and in adulthood attended a number of autopsies on human corpses and passed a course in gravedigging.
After leaving elementary school he went into apprenticeship to learn electro-mechanics. There, as a boarder, he was subjected to a semi-military regime. He also had problems maintaining discipline during his military service, which resulted in his transfer to a psychiatric clinic. Consequently he began an intensive study of psychiatric and medical literature.
After 1989 he became a model at the Academy of Fine Arts. Luboš Plný signs all his works with a special stamp “Luboš Plný – academic model“. His works in ink, reworked with acrylic, often contain organic materials : blood, hair, pieces of skin and even teeth. Its main theme is the body, that he explores in anatomical sections with multiple points of view. Despite a realistic precision, he sometimes decides to exclude certain parties, but always paies great attention to the head and genitals. The absence of thyroid on some drawings – a surgery he underwent recently – indicates that we might be in the presence of self-portraits.
Luboš Plný was exhibited in Japan in 2012, at the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art and at the Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art in Kobe.
photo | brut : collection bruno decharme et compagnie, les rencontres d’arles in collaboration with abcd and the american folk art museum (new york), mécanique générale, from july 1st to september 22nd, 2019.
souvenirs de voyage. la collection d'antoine de galbert, grenoble museum, from april 27th to july 28th, 2019.
57th venice biennial, viva arte viva, curator : christine macel, venice, italy, from may 13th to november 26th, 2017.
brut now: l'art brut au temps des technologies from october 29th to january 16th 2017, musées de belfort, belfort, curator christian berst, associated curator brut pop.
art brut : a story of individual mythologies, oeuvres de la collection treger/saint silvestre, oliva creative factory, from june 18th to february 28th, 2017, são joão da madeira.
du nombril au cosmos, autour de la collection abcd/ bruno decharme from september 25th to january 24th, 2016, art et marges musée, brussels.
art brut live, DOX center for contemporary art, prague, from march 27th to august 17th, 2015.
art brut, collection abcd/bruno decharme from october 17th to january 18th, 2015, la maison rouge, paris.
art brut masterpieces and discoveries from october 21th to november 29th, 2014, gallery christian berst art brut, paris.
art brut : breaking the boundaries, treger-saint silvestre collection, from june 1st to september 11th, 2014, curator : christian berst, oliva creative factory, sao joao da madeira, porto.
(OFF)ICIELLE, cité de la mode et du design, from october 22th to 26th, 2014, 75013, paris.
le mur, works from antoine de galbert's collection, from june 14th to september 21st, 2014, la maison rouge, paris.
art paris art fair, from march 26th to 30th, 2014, paris.
salon du dessin contemporain - drawing now 2014, from march 25th to 30th, carrousel du louvre, paris.
salon du dessin contemporain - drawing now 2013, from april 11th to 14th, carrousel du louvre, paris.
metro show, from january 24th to 27th, 2013, cavin-morris gallery, new york.
slick art fair, from october 17th to 21th, 2012, paris,
beyond the boundaries 2012 from september 8th to october 13th, 2012, christian berst art brut gallery, paris.
body talk, from september 10th to december 31th, 2010, art et marge musée, brussels.
art paris art fair from march 18th to 22th, 2010, paris.
anatomia metamorphosis, anna zemankova et luboš plný, from october 10th to november 29th, 2009, abcd, the gallery, montreuil.
salon du dessin contemporain - drawing now 2008, from april 10th to 14th, carrousel du louvre, paris.
beyond the boundaries 2007, from september 14th to october 27th, 2007, christian berst art brut gallery, paris.
photo|brut, collection bruno decharme & compagnie, paris, flammarion ed., abcd and the american folk art museum, 2019.
exhibition catalog, souvenirs de voyage. collection antoine de galbert, fage ed., lyon, 2019.
l'art brut, martine lusardy, citadelles & mazenod, paris, 2018.
revue multitudes, n°69, winter, 2017.
visions solidaires pour demain, "le numérique est-il compatible avec le solidaire", n°2, 2017/2018, fondation cognacq-jay, décembre 2017, p.127.
viva arte viva: biennale arte 2017, christine macel et al., venice, la biennale di venezia, 2017.
exhibition catalogue, brut now: l'art brut au temps des technologies, les presses du réel, musées de belfort, belfort, 2017.
art brut live, exhibition catalogue, DOX centre for contemporary art, prague, march 27th - august 17th, 2015.
art brut collection ABCD/bruno decharme, paris, flammarion, 2014.
la folie de l’art brut, roxana azimi, éditions séguier, 2014.
le mur, works from antoine de galbert's collection (from june 14th to september 21st, 2014), la maison rouge, exhibition catalogue, texts written by antoine de galbert, anaël pigeat, sophie delpeux, paris, éditions fage, 2014.
art brut : breaking the boundaries, treger-saint silvestre collection, from june 1st to september 11th, 2014 , curator : christian berst, oliva creative factory, sao joao da madeira, porto.
"anatomy lesson", by barbara safarova, in raw vision, n° 81, spring 2014.
séminaire sur l’art brut., actes 1: de quoi parle l'art brut ?, barbara safarova, bresson, abcd, www.abcd-artbrut.net, 2012.
rentrée hors-les-normes 2012, découvertes et nouvelles acquisitions, texts by christian berst, paris, christian berst art brut ed., 2012.
arte bruta, terra incognita, (treger/saint silvestre collection lisbonne, april 20th, 2012 to september 23rd, 2012 at the arpad-szenses foundation – viera da silva), exhibition catalogue, texts written by christian berst, marina bairrao ruivo, antonio saint silvestre, paris, lelivredart, 2012.
anatomia metamorphosis, catalogue of the exhibition lubos plny & anna zemankova presented in kobe and hiroshima, abcd collection, 2012.
françoise monnin, l'art brut, nouvelles éditions SCALA, paris, 2012.
myriam boutoulle, "l’art brut sort de l’ombre" in connaissance des arts, december 2010.
interview with christian berst by stéphanie pioda, "pleins feux sur la création à la marge de la folie et de l'étrange" in international art diary, december 14, 2010.
"l'art brut aujourd'hui", artension, hors série n°4, september 2010.
beautiful heart, surface no°21, august 2010.
anatomia metamorphosis, lubos plny et anna zemankova, le journal abcd, n°4, octobre 2009, exhibition catalogue, abcd la galerie.
christian berst, "de l’art des fous à l’art brut" in vernissage n°3, 2008.
insita 2007 (from june 23rd to september 30th, 2007), exhibition catalogue, the slovak national gallery.
art brut, collection abcd, "art brut, sbirka abcd" (from june 14th to september 10th, 2006 at the prague city gallery), abcd les éditions, 2006.
à corps perdu, ABCD, une collection de l’art brut, exhibition in paris, pavillon des arts, april 30th - september 26th, 2004, paris, paris musées, 2004.
selective press review
- avec connected, la centrale retrouve ses racines authors jean-marie wynants in MAD (Le Soir), july 20, 2016.
- Annette Messager - galerie christian berst authors Philippe Dagen in Le Monde, September 27, 2015.
- L'art brut comme aspiration infinie authors la rédaction in Première vision, July 15, 2015.
- Oficielle, beaucoup de bruit pour rien ou presque. Notre sélection qui sauve l'honneur authors Hugo Saadi in toutelaculture.com, October 22, 2014.
- l'art brut sous les feux des projecteurs authors la rédaction in La Tribune.fr, October 15, 2014.
- La beauté brute à Sao Joao authors Roxana Azimi in M-Le Monde, October 4 2014.
- L'art brut à contre courant authors Aurelie Romanacce, Pascaline Vallee et Patrick Le Fur in Arts Magazine, September 2014.
- L'art brut a sa place à Art Paris Art Fair authors la rédaction in AMA, March 26 2014.
- Art Paris Art Fair persiste et signe authors Eléonore Thery in L'Oeil, March 2014.
- Il bello del Brut: i dilettanti sono blue-chips authors Luana De Micco in Il Giornale dell'Arte, January 2014.
- Drawing Now bilan satisfaisant authors Eléonore Thery in Le journal des arts, April 26 May 9 2013.
- Slick Art Fair : les 10 coups de coeur de la rédaction authors in The Menlook Tribune, October 19 2012.
- autopsie d'un art authors Roxana Azimi in Le quotidien de l'art, Septembre 2012.
- Rentrée hors les normes 2012 authors Bénédicte Philippe in Télérama sortir, September 19 2012.
- Outside is in: creation on the margins of madness and the otherly authors in International Art Diary, december 14th 2010.
- They are n°1 authors in Surface, August 2010.