The depth comes from something else. Multiple repetitions of one motive on the same negative combined with the author’s poetry create a higher, more universal and spiritual reality. It is a similar principle to that of rituals, the sacred as much as the completely common ones. Just like a child only after having done the thousandth time. Repetition clears the unimportant and random and the substance is revealed. In the same way the multiply exposed sceneries of Radek Cermak speak with often a more compelling and urgent voice than their actual source. They speak about the essence of beauty and mystery, and their significance.

Slowness, perseverance, attention and love. Four ways to understanding – not only of the magical sceneries of Radek Cermak.

Igor Malijevsky, Prague, Nov 28, 2006

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