Ondřej Kohout is a Czech-Austrian painter and scenographer. In 1978 he signed Charter 77 and a few years later was forced to go into exile in Austria, where he still lives today. His predominantly figurative work is characterised by humour, irony and absurd poetics. He also deals with sporting motifs that turn into movement studies. Homage to physicality, the body in motion, vigorous brushstrokes, and a commitment to the decorative conception of the image are the basic characteristics of Kohout's artistic expression. He has had countless exhibitions throughout Central Europe.