Lukáš Paleček enthusiastically collects and portrays old discarded devices and appliances, especially washing machines, radios and tape recorders. He also collects individual parts, from which he then assembles his own devices. In 2019, this enthusiasm also drew the conceptual artist Eva Kot’atková to a joint exhibition – the performance “Romo the washing machine washes cucumbers” at the Jelení Gallery in Prague. “Lukáš observes the machines, listens, imitates and learns their language,” the artist observed during their collaboration. “He renders human society through the technological waste it produces.”
Lukáš Paleček’s drawings resemble X-ray images and are particularly striking for the intertwined lines of wires, cables, pipes or other networks. Sometimes they include writing or prices that soar to astronomical heights. But Paleček’s creativity does not stop at drawing: he files various documents in a kind of diary, and creates remarkable pantomimes with imaginary washing machines and lawnmowers. Despite his speech impediment, he constantly tries to communicate with his surroundings and report on his world.