Ph.D. student at the Charles University in Prague
I am a zoologist specializing on vertebrate zoology, I am a part of Fish Evo group focusing on sensory systems and their dynamics in evolution of teleost fishes. In my research, I focus on developmental plasticity of vision in freshwater fish species of central Europe, and also work occassionally with cichlids from west Africa.
I consider art being my hobby which I'm unable to give up on. I discovered the oil painting technique at high school and have been practising since then. Although I was born into a family where no one ever created art (nor was the University graduate in any field - except for father), my parents left me be myself, and I consider myself lucky.
Favourite Visual Artist
Claude Monet, John Singer Sargent, Lucian Freud, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec...
Star Wars saga, Star Trek reboots, the Hannibal Lecter series...
Favourite TV Shows
I read almost everything - I starve for written word all the time.
Wei Hui, J. R. R. Tolkien, Alastair Reynolds, Gregory David Roberts, George R. R. Martin...
Tools of the Trade
watercolors, pencils, ink, markers, leads, oil paints
art (wash painting, oil painting), photography, vertebrate zoology