Ondrej Jajcaj

Have you ever thought of the strangest hobby possible? Ondrej Jajcaj has got one – uncovering people’s corpses and stealing their dentures buried together with person’s remains.

Year: *1970
Country: Slovakia

In his long career, he uncovered hundreds of graves and possesses a big collection of skulls and artificial teeth, which he often incorporates into his paintings and objects. Most notably, he stole dental prostheses of Johann Strauss and Johanness Brahms from the Vienna cemetery. Jajcaj claims that his practice points towards inevitability of death and invites the audience to embrace and transcend the fear of vanishing and corporeal decay.