Exhibition date: July 2023 – October 2023
Jaroslav Wasserbauer’s art is a mesmerizing interplay of light and form, where the delicate transparency of glass breathes life into stunning sculptures that seem to echo the very soul of architecture. Born in the picturesque Czech town Nové Město na Moravě, Wasserbauer’s passion for architecture is at the heart of his creative journey. He believes that since humanity first started building, it has been guided by the allure of geometric shapes. Unsurprisingly, architecture, in its broadest sense, plays a defining role in his work, serving as a deep wellspring of inspiration.
Wasserbauer’s earliest encounter with glass was during his childhood, growing up in a region renowned for its glass craftsmanship. The mesmerizing, crystalline material fascinated him from a tender age, almost as if it were destined to be his artistic medium. In the esteemed tradition of Czech glass art that achieved global recognition in the 1950s and 60s, Wasserbauer stands as both a torchbearer and an avant-garde explorer. He pays homage to the artistic legacy of the past while forging daring new frontiers. Wasserbauer is an innovator, a creative soul who sparks curiosity. His art is an eloquent conversation with the material’s transparency, deftly choreographing light and shadow to infuse vitality into his creations. Colors hold a special place in his artistic palette, with crystal, blue, and smoky tones dominating, occasionally punctuated by bolder colors. Yet, he ensures that the abstract shapes of the sculpture always take precedence over the color of the work.
Glass, Wasserbauer attests, is a challenging medium that demands both technical mastery and a deep artistic vision. Despite the advances in technology and digitalization, this art remains fundamentally manual labor. Chisels, grindstones, and sheer dedication are irreplaceable. The satisfaction of seeing a meticulously crafted piece completed sends an adrenaline rush through him every time. His sculptures exude a sense of harmony and serene calm but also show the artist’s consistent purposefulness in his creative work over the years. Jaroslav Wasserbauer’s art is a fusion of architectural precision and organic inspiration, illuminated by the fragile beauty of glass. His journey is a testament to the enduring spirit of an artist who navigates the challenges of his medium with determination, while always seeking new horizons and sharing his creative vision with the world.
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