Death in the Mirror


Oil painting on canvas


75×55 cm




CZK 20000 (cca $930)

You’re Going to Die


Wait, this is not a threat.

It’s a reminder.
Because too often we act as if we were immortal.
Imagine you’ve just woken up at a hospital to a doctor telling you:
“I’m really sorry, but you only have a few days left to live.”
That’s a tough pill to swallow…
But what would you eventually do?
Would you keep living the same way or….
Would you make the most out of each day? 
Enjoy every moment to the fullest? 
Do what you always wanted? 
Do only what’s most important to you and be with the people you love?
How big is the difference between the way you’d live your last days and the way you live now?
Our avoidance of discomfort and fear got the best of us.
Think about it the next time you’ll want to postpone something important until tomorrow.
This artwork is here to give you a new perspective, so that you can see your obstacles as the petty little things they are.
Remember how valuable your life is.

This artwork has been displayed at M.A.D.S. Milano in the event of “Dream Room 2020” – International Contemporary Art Exhibition.

This is an analysis and written critical review by Art Curator Silvia Grassi:

"A glass mirror is used to look at the face and works of art are used to look at one's soul"

(cit.George Bernard Shaw)

Looking in the mirror is a way of admiring one's external figure, but it is also the only way to look

straight into our own eyes and, being the eyes the mirror of the soul, therefore to look inside, to reflect

on our internal aspects, not visible on the outside. The mirror places us before ourselves, showing us

the outer and inner part of our being, our body and our soul. The same happens when we observe the

works of an artist: the work is a mirror on his soul, a gateway for his deeper self.

The young Czech artist Misha Fryč, with his work entitled "Death in the mirror", shows us what he

sees reflected in the mirror: the abstract and the undefined contours image of death, which also

symbolizes a distant future. But he is not afraid, on the contrary, he touches it with his hand. In fact,

the work takes us inside his reflection and his very intimate and personal thought: the awareness that

we do not live forever and therefore, without fear of the future, we must succeed in making the best of

every single moment that is granted to us. As we see in the work presented here, the communicative

strength and effectiveness of Misha's works is the ability to blend abstraction with realism, so as to

unite dream and reality, fantasy and concrete events, inner thoughts and lived life in one whole.

Silvia Grassi
Art Curator at M.A.D.S. Milano