Slovak glass designer and glass artist. 1965 – 1972 Studied electrical engineering. Worked for the Optika co. in Bratislava. Concerned with studio glass. He makes glass sculptures and objects, solo opuses, compositions and coupled glass pieces. These excellent works have been created in the artist’s studio, workshop and kiln with the necessary technological equipment since .....
Slovak glass designer and glass artist. 1965 – 1972 Studied electrical engineering. Worked for the Optika co. in Bratislava. Concerned with studio glass. He makes glass sculptures and objects, solo opuses, compositions and coupled glass pieces. These excellent works have been created in the artist’s studio, workshop and kiln with the necessary technological equipment since 1993/1994. The essence of their “spiritual” origin, quality and value derives from the personality of Andre Jakab: talent and determination; tenacity and professionalism; creativity and artistic ambition; a wide range of inspiration, fantasy and imagination; contemplation and feeling for glass shapes and forms; brilliantly mastered execution … The resulting works display the artist’s confidence in rendering, the power and refinement of the sculptural / architectural stylization, the harmony and contrast of the surface and interior; the magic and suggestive transparency; the magic of colours and light in the “body and soul” of glass. He has achieved it with the understanding and support of his family, wife and two sons cooperating with him. This demonstrates their artistic and human solidarity and creative synthesis.
Andre Jakab gives his works the titles indicating possible sources of inspiration and meaning. The natural environment is represented for instance by lava, corals, a tree, a delicate dragonfly and a flying bird. The human world is presented in the symbolic form: Icarus, Arcimboldo, Salvador (Dalí), a monk and a clown, Nemo and Man. There is also object inspiration such as a fan, a necklace, a tooth, a sailing boat, Nautilus, Nemo, a Mongolfiera (hot air balloon) and a net. Geometrical shapes include a 3D cube, a cuboid, a pyramid, a stela, delta and wall. Andre Jakab materializes and reflects in the shapes, stylization and composition psychological states, feelings and processes; metamorphoses and concurrency; a dialogue between couples and also universe; dimensions and space. Perhaps his works also display the crystalline origin and glass infinity…
Despite the adversity of the period before the revolution, he managed to achieve artistic recognition by virtue of his tenacity, craftsmanship and precision.
Andre Jakab has cooperated with many renowned glassmakers. He refines his objects until he is convinced of their perfection and never regrets time and effort. Glass is an amazing material because it reflects everything on and under the surface. It is not possible to cheat, with glass. It has the fourth dimension, and this may be the reason of his fascination for this material. Work with glass is a “confidential talk” for him. “It requires endless patience and humility.” Naturally, technological knowledge and long-time experience is necessary and so is a special feeling for design and artistic rendering.
This glass is a real and “magical” aesthetic. It acts as visual signals and beacons, radiating light and colours. Such an opus is like a glass “monstrance”. It produces the light of artistic faith. It extols the glass catharsis. It is an illusion of a glass castle. It is a form of “nobility” amongst the artefacts of Modernism and Postmodernism.
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