The work of Jan Merta is well known from a number of his authorial and joint exhibitions - the successful exhibition in the Gallery of the Capital City of Prague entitled / "Gallery" Lukáš Jasanský and Martin Polák presents Jan Merta / (2016). His work is represented in a number of important public institutions - the Gallery of the Capital City of Prague, the National Gallery in Prague, and the Gallery of Modern Art in Roudnice nad Labem.
Jan Merta (*1952) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague in 1981-87 in the studio of Oldřich Oplt and Jiří Ptáček. He was one of the leading figures in Czech painting of the generation of the 1980s. From the beginning of his mature work, he gradually addressed artistic issues associated with his own pursuit of a perfect "grasp of reality" and its depiction. After 1990, he gradually abandoned the theme of "solitary objects" and moved on to a broader capture and processing of the "real world". His work with color and its transfer to the surface is significant for his work.