Artist

Tomas Hlavicka

Tomáš Hlavička’s unique style of fusing glass and metal into sculptural forms sets him apart. At first sight they are dramatic and sometimes stark contemporary masterpieces, but Hlavička brings simple forms to life, creating microcosmic worlds of color and texture that constantly change depending on the source of light and the angle.

I have always been .....

Tomáš Hlavička’s unique style of fusing glass and metal into sculptural forms sets him apart. At first sight they are dramatic and sometimes stark contemporary masterpieces, but Hlavička brings simple forms to life, creating microcosmic worlds of color and texture that constantly change depending on the source of light and the angle.

I have always been interested in decoration which is almost everything  we see around us even we do not realize it.

In my glass form I try to incorporate decoration in a simple format so that it does not overpower the object.

I let nature inspire in a mater-of-fact way. My sculptures are clearly reminiscent of waving grass, fallen autumn leaves and bionic shapes. I am interested in design too and as a result a many of my pieces are vases, bowels or cases.

The world of constructing sculpture in glass is very diverse and incorporates many styles and techniques. And that’s the problem. How do we know what to do? I would say that we are waiting for some impetus. We have the desire to express our ideas and be identified by our technique and style. This may dilute the fact that we are European, American or from anywhere else in the world. We are waiting for the new Libenskys, Wirkkala, Chihulys and others.

When sculptural glass exploration began in the ’60s, techniques such as lamination were discovered. In the future, glass will be electrically integrated, illuminated and conceptually innovated. Glass will not melt but print. Cutting, grinding and polishing process will be fully automated.

I will not fantasize anymore. I want to remain true to my technique of fusing glass with metal because I have still have a lot to develop in my creative space. Long live the glass! – Tomas Hlavicka

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Glass Art Fair!

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The artists in this exhibition are sharing their work from around the world.