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This is a web presentation of Jan Suša, a Czech marionette designer.

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Jan Suša was born in Prague. Currently, he is living in the Central Bohemian countryside some 50 km from Prague. He graduated at the High School of Art Design in Čakovice in Prague (study field: toy and marionette). Later, he studied animation film at the Film Academy (FAMU) in Prague. He specialised in handmade animation following the tradition of Jiří Trnka and other world famous Czech animators. His diploma film "The Hunt" was inspired by Japanese traditions in terms of sujet and design.
Recently, Jan Suša works as an independent artist. The core of his contemporary artwork is a original, handmade marionette. In his work he is inspired by the long and famous tradition of Bohemian/Czech marionettes. However, he also creates other wooden objects such as toys, Bethlem figures or statues.

Jan Suša's artworks were exihibited at the Czech marionette profile exhibition in 2011 (Galerie Smečky, Prague, Czech Republic). In 2012 was his work presented in the exhibition Gepetos de Praga in Sao Paolo, Brasil (Caixa Cultural São Paulo, Brasil).
His artworks are also represented in various private collections in the Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, China or Canada.