Jeremiah Palecek


Jeremiah Palecek can't help dreaming of video games. He believes that the dreaming world and the gaming world are incredibly close. The Prague-based artist is not only an avid gamer, but also creates oil paintings inspired by scenes from video games, most directly lifted from his dreams. He recently set out to create a new work everyday and sells all of it on his blog.

Palecek began his training in classical painting at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in Connecticut before transferring to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he started thinking conceptually about his work and began painting scenes from video games and television.

He recently illustrated a book titled Poems I Wrote While Watching TV, comprised of images scoured from television and accompanied by Travis Jeppesen's irreverent poetry. He is currently working on an installation piece based on avatars. The exhibit will include sculptures and paintings of objects from various video games, framed and displayed in a traditional, museum-like style. The installation will include a video game station, natch.

by Stephan Paschalides