Good day

To begin with, I would like to express thanks for your interest in my work.

My name is Marian Sekula and I create my work in the picturesque mountain village of Dolní Lomná in the eastern part of the Czech Republic.

I deal with the production of interior and exterior sculptures, tables, benches etc.

Every single one of my carvings is original and incomparable due to the unique structure and colour of each trunk. Moreover, the trunks I use are very old and therefore hide (and display) their unique stories.

I work with trunks which are 100 and more years old. Due to the complex nature of my work, each peice can take 3 years or more.

If you are interested in having some 2 meters of nature to touch and smell at home or at work, do not hesitate to contact me.

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Marian Sekula has been captured by trees on almost a spiritual level. The situation could closely resemble the creation of the first work of art ever. Imagine a prehistoric man wandering through the wild flora, who suddenly, in a shudder of emotion, decides to create something from something else. This something, however, will serve no practical purpose, but will be an expression of the desire to merge with nature, and to imitate the process in which it continually transforms itself.
The wind and water steadily wear away at the rocks, the ebb and flow of the tides shape the coast. The changes in temperature crack the clay, and lacquer the leaves with the silver glittering shine of frost. If a person is sensitive to nature, the desire for creation seems inevitable.
Such aspects are evident in Marian Sekula's work, even if they were not his primary motive.
The time-consuming and laborious nature of the creative process shows a second motive, and that is isolation, loneliness and introspection.
Everything outside is superfluous. The process, rather than work for work’s sake, resembles meditation, and it is noticeably and uniquely represented by the smoothness of the hand-worked surface.
It is possible to imagine that such a creation then becomes almost the addictive daily prayer which the creator has become betrothed to.
What else is nature worship than the suppression of one's ego – the process is so close to spirituality.
And although the pompous ego can be suppressed by such a process, its dying form can then be strengthened by the same process.

In many cases, and I do not think it is such a bad thing, craftsmanship is currently being suppressed in favour of innovation, audacity and overwhelming honesty. Like time, art is fast, its relevance holds its position for a limited time, and then its effect changes.
Therefore, in the current conditions, artists are divided into those who continually fight for relevance and those who do not fight at all.
Marian Sekula consciously refuses to take part in the area of “artistic operation” and remains true to his own rules.
He does not call himself an artist and fully devotes his time to the work itself. This decision can be understood because, as already mentioned, the sculptures of Marian Sekula are very time-consuming to produce.
It is important to bear in mind that in the process of their creation there was nothing violent or hasty.
The dialogue between the tree and the creator remained in its dignified rhythm. Each fold and each curve corresponds to the structure of the tree and thus honours its previous existence.

Mgr.BcA. Katarína Klusová

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