Artist

Contemporary Czech glass has had a strong influence on the studio art glass movement worldwide. Pioneers such as Stanislav Libensky, who came into prominence in the late 1940s, trained the next generation of artists in cast glass for small and large-scale sculpture. Petr Hora began his studies in 1965 at the Applied College of Glass-making .....

Contemporary Czech glass has had a strong influence on the studio art glass movement worldwide. Pioneers such as Stanislav Libensky, who came into prominence in the late 1940s, trained the next generation of artists in cast glass for small and large-scale sculpture. Petr Hora began his studies in 1965 at the Applied College of Glass-making in Zelezny Brod, where Libensky acted as Director. In 1971, after his studies at the Glass-making School near Trebon, Hora began working at the Beranek glass factory in Skrdlovice. Hora advanced with the company, and in 1987 he became the Director. Because of the political changes in Czechoslovakia in 1992, all the factories that had been taken over by the government were returned to the original owners. This event was the catalyst for Hora’s establishment of his own studio.

For over 20 years Petr Hora explores glass as an art material, and uses his extraordinary imagination to create forms and images into distinctive sculpture. He has been influenced by many things; the ancient arts, the pyramids, contemporary architecture, the human form and images from nature.

His use of color and light is compelling. He has proven that there are no happy accidents in his work. What appears flawless, minimal, even simple, is the result of intense hours of grinding and polishing. Petr Hora does not allow us to see this. If his efforts were to be seen in his work, he would deny the viewer the feeling of simple perfection. The play of light must seem so natural to appear that it was always there; the minimal line a result of inspiration –not perspiration.”

Ferdinand Hampson, Habatat Galleries (Michigan, USA)

 

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Glass Art Fair!

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