Questions: Daniela and Linda Dostálková, Marek Pokorný
Translation: Kateřina Danielová
Krystian Truth Czaplicki answers questions about a good life, well-being and the conflicts this topic causes.
The artist participates in the exhibition Optimised Fables about a Good Life (22/9/2022–1/1/2023) at PLATO.
I think encountering real boredom is crucial in the creative process, because it lets your brain wander in unsuspected directions. Extreme sports are also great stimuli. For 6 years now I’ve been a climbing enthusiast, so much of my free time is spent at the local climbing wall, where I also teach individual classes and climbing sections.
When I was a child, my mother often read me tales by Hans Christian Andersen. I am named after him. I am very fond of the tale The Emperor's New Clothes.
I'm a perfectionist and, unfortunately, I often get unnecessarily upset about details that are of no importance.
I am happy with my life.
Yes, because I'm not on social media, but I like to browse through skateboarding and snowboarding videos via my fiancée's Instagram. Sometimes I also take pictures and prepare posts for her. If you don't do it too often, it is stimulating.
It all seems very natural to me, I don't limit myself, I try to do what evolves me and makes me and my family happy.
Yes, mainly climbing and reading books, admittedly most books are about art.
Not compulsive. But I have made shifts in other directions in my work several times in the last sixteen years. It's not easy but it definitely broadens your horizons and refreshes the way you think.
No, since 2017 I have consciously created no more than 2–3 sculptures a year.
If you are unhappy, you will not fix the world, but if you are happy then you have a chance. It seems to me that sports and hobbies that one really enjoys will always be the means to well-being.
Krystian Truth Czaplicki, born in 1984 in Europe.