Ján Hladík

Hladik’s professional career of a graphic designer and a photographer started in 1978 in Czechoslovakian national television during the golden era of its visual arts department.

TV technology of that time offered many great opportunities for visual artists who were needed for classic creative production from the simple tasks as credits up to monumental scene creations.  In the graphic design, the main area of Hladik’s interest from 1978 was the book design where he simultaneously implemented graphics (typography, illustration, design) and photographic sequences and forms.

Between 1990 and 1191 Hladik worked as an art editor in SPN (Slovak Pedagogical Press). In 1996 he co-created a dominant publishing house DAJAMA that until today focuses on producing documentary and tourism publications about Slovakia. In a variety of works produced by DAJAMA he published many photographs of Slovakian landscapes.

From 2006 he is fully immersed in his free artistic portfolio based on an original harmonic unification of artistic photography with graphic elements. He honors classic photographic processes while carefully employing graphic elements that make his art unique and original. This approach, in 2013, earned him a prestigious QEP (Qualified European Professional Photographer) award in the field of Fine Art Photography presented by the Federation of European Photographers.

Hladik took part in many prestigious art projects and events at home and abroad. He is a member of the APFSR (Association of Professional Photographers of Slovak Republic) and also a member the oldest art association in Slovakia Umelecka Beseda Slovenska (Slovak Art Forum).

“Photography and graphic design – two sisters sharing the same parents. One is older – graphic design, the other one is younger – photography. They complete each other with harmony, interweaving when expressing the essence. Jan Hladik tries to keep these two in agreement, meaningfulness, and beauty with a mission to spread beauty for author’s enjoyment and enjoyment of us all.“

Mgr. Fero Tomik

a photographer, an pedagogue

“Jan Hladik is bewitched by the ever-present matter, born in the depths of millennia and today we will most likely not find out who shaped and molded those beautiful sculptures from rock and tenacious clay. We don’t know who is the author of their diverse structures and outlines which are disquieting our peace. I only know that I walk on beauty every day.”

Mgr. Vendelin Nerad

an art historian and an expert in art theory

Ján Hladík

Hladik’s professional career of a graphic designer and a photographer started in 1978 in Czechoslovakian national television during the golden era of its visual arts department.

TV technology of that time offered many great opportunities for visual artists who were needed for classic creative production from the simple tasks as credits up to monumental scene creations.  In the graphic design, the main area of Hladik’s interest from 1978 was the book design where he simultaneously implemented graphics (typography, illustration, design) and photographic sequences and forms.

Between 1990 and 1191 Hladik worked as an art editor in SPN (Slovak Pedagogical Press). In 1996 he co-created a dominant publishing house DAJAMA that until today focuses on producing documentary and tourism publications about Slovakia. In a variety of works produced by DAJAMA he published many photographs of Slovakian landscapes.

From 2006 he is fully immersed in his free artistic portfolio based on an original harmonic unification of artistic photography with graphic elements. He honors classic photographic processes while carefully employing graphic elements that make his art unique and original. This approach, in 2013, earned him a prestigious QEP (Qualified European Professional Photographer) award in the field of Fine Art Photography presented by the Federation of European Photographers.

Hladik took part in many prestigious art projects and events at home and abroad. He is a member of the APFSR (Association of Professional Photographers of Slovak Republic) and also a member the oldest art association in Slovakia Umelecka Beseda Slovenska (Slovak Art Forum).