Jakub Špaňhel (*1976) is a significant representative of Czech contemporary visual art. During his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, led by Milan Knížák and Jiří David, he already began to be a sought-after author among collectors. In his works he displays traditional themes that have a strong personal value for him. It confronts them with a natural gesture and a reduced form, thus rendering the essence and energy of the things depicted. The painter’s abbreviation and the manuscript brilliancy are the determining and cognitive features of the artist’s paintings. Špaňhel painted in cycles in which he always takes on one theme and is always presented in a painting way, whether it is a temple space, flowers, acts, gas stations, banks, chandeliers, chairs or butterflies.