Allan Sekula was an American photographer, writer, critic and filmmaker. Born in Erie, Pennsylvania in 1951, he lived most of his life in Los Angeles and the surrounding regions of southern California.
Czech artist Daniel Pitín (1977) is one of the leading personalities of his generation and an exceptional painting talent.
Pitín received his education from the Academy of Fine Arts, Prague, in 2001. He is a leading figure among a generation of artists to have emerged since the fall of communism in Central and Eastern Europe, exploring political, architectural, and psychological dystopias through subjects including espionage and surveillance, cinematography and theater sets, pornography and loneliness.
Recent exhibitions include Formal Encounters, Galeria Nicodim, Bucharest, Romania (2018); Crystal Gardens, GRIMM, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2017); Daniel Pitín: The Mechanical Flowers, Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, (2017); and After the Fall, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY and the Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN (2011).