Rudolf Sikora iis the originator of a specific type of art summarizing the experience of conceptualism and various neo-constructive streams, concentrated in a program of “new sensitivity”. On one hand, his works confirmed the vision of the seemingly close domestication of the universe by man. On the other hand, they pointed out the gloomy ecological perspectives on the global scale. Sikora was one of the first artists in Czechoslovakia who systematically worked with the theme of the global-civilizational and ecological threat. He contributed in a major way to forming the visual syntax used by a set of futurological and cosmological research in the first half of the 1970s. Clearly and briefly formulated legacies, combining elements of the photomontage and typographical montage of the most understandable notions possible – ideas in the manner of conceptual comics, summarized the current development of civilization and warned of its possible outcomes. Sikora later frequently used the pyramidal scheme as a symbolic model of the development of human society. He depicted the individual phases of various versions of this development as diagrams running inside the pyramid and culminating at its top. Sign schemes and diagrams serve as visual metaphors reflecting Sikora’s idea of the development of humankind. Text: Aurel Hrabušický
Literature: 111 diel zo zbierok. Slovenská národná galéria. Bratislava : SNG, Vyd. Slovart, 2008. 277 s. ISBN 9788080856014(viaz.), 232-233.