Bohumil Eliáš Jr. – Solo Exhibition
Exhibition date: February 2022 – June 2022
Bohumil Eliáš Jr. – born 1980 in the Czech Republic, went to Secondary School of Glassmaking in Kamenicky Senov and subsequently completed the classical education as a sculptor at the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague, as a master scholar under Professor Jan Hendrych. With his background of an artist family, Bohumil Eliáš Jr. grew up surrounded by art. In his father’s studio (cofounder of the “studio glass” Bohumil Elias Sr. 1937 – 2005), he learned how to handle glass starting from scratch. Even today, in a modern interpretation he still applies some of the techniques his father developed. For Bohumil Eliáš Jr. glass is an equivalent material that he uses together with other sculptural materials. He thereby takes advantage of the transparency and the reflection of the glass for his artistic expression. A frequent motif in the artist’s work are architectural elements alongside abstract, natural forms in an overal minimalistic style.