Since 2015, David Fesl (1995, Czech Republic) has collected and combined objects of various provenance and quality. With the precision of a craftsman, he arranges them into compact compositions linked by a system of observed attractions and tensions. He uses small gestures to construct prototypical relics of the modern world that are carefully shielded from external definition. The individually distinguishable components of his works gradually, through the associations of the viewer, open up into a tangle of events that allow the viewer to remain inside. Fesl installs his works with an orderly precision, using judicious measures to draw attention to the presence of suppressed exhibition architecture. Here, too, he applies the same principle of unconditionality as he does in collecting and constructing his works. These works, in the context of their exhibition space, appear both vulnerable and robust; in this stable tension, they point in all possible directions, especially away from themselves, while at the same time, their appeal draws viewers’ attention back. In photographing his collectives Fesl aims for a single shot that captures their volatile nature. David Fesl received in 2020 his MFA from Academy of Fine Arts in Prague and his recent and upcoming exhibitions include Lulu by X Museum (Mexico City, 2021), Chris Sharp Gallery (Los Angeles, 2021), The Brno House of Arts (2021) and SVIT Gallery (Prague, 2022) while he was exhibited at Georg Kargl Box Fine Arts (Vienna, 2020), Karlin Studios (Prague, 2020), Castlefield Gallery (Manchester, 2018) and National Gallery Prague (2016) among others. Fesl lives and work in Prague.