"Ladocha is able to kick the envelope of stalled representations and come immediately to something that realistically addresses flux, change, exploration, vitality -- something closer to the state of the esthetically beautiful that Kant characterized as ‘finality without end'."

Gary Michael Dault, catalogue essay, Toronto, 1990

On Ladocha’s large diptych from The New Alchemy series:

"It is rugged and raw and of the earth. It’s got a real strength, and it’s not fragile. You can touch it; it has texture. It’s going to live forever."

Quotation from
collector Stephen Tapp, Toronto Star, 2001
Jiri Ladocha: Artist