Our solo exhibition features glass sculptures and paintings by the Czech artist Jiří Suchý. The artist studied at the Academy of Art, Architecture and Design in Prague under the internationally renowned Czech architect, furniture designer and glass artist Prof. Bořek Šípek.
Our current solo exhibition features glass sculptures and paintings by the Czech artist Jiří Suchý. The artist attended the glass school in Nový Bor and then went on to study at the Academy of Art, Architecture and Design in Prague under the internationally renowned Czech architect, furniture designer and glass artist Prof. Bořek Šípek. Jiří Suchý’s glass objects, which are melted in moulds in the kiln, follow classical Czech glass sculpture in their design language. In his compositions he works with displacements of geometric objects, layering and blending them. By contrast, his paintings, which he creates using hot glass taken directly from the glass kiln applying his own specially developed technique, are expressive/abstract.
The artist said about his work with glass: "Not only my thoughts, shapes and colors, but also a third part, uncontrollable and unmanageable hot molten glass, become involved into my work. It is a special relationship of cooperation and ﬁghting between us, and that is exactly the play I enjoy."
On our top floor we will be also displaying sculptures by:
Bohumil Eliáš jun. – For the Czech sculptor, glass is a fully legitimate material, which he uses together with other sculptural materials. He makes use of the transparency and reflection of the glass for his artistic expression.
Tomáš Hlavička – With his sculptures made from fused glass and metal, he brings simple shapes to life, creating microcosmic worlds of colour and texture that constantly change depending on the light source and angle.
Petra Hřebačková – The daughter of Tomáš Hlavička and the granddaughter of the internationally renowned glass artist Pavel Hlava, she studied at the Prague Academy of Art, Architecture and Design, Glass and Ceramics. We are displaying abstract glass objects full of colour that are inspired by nature.