Peter Mandl & Bohumil Eliáš Jr.
Exhibition date: September 2022 – December 2022
Peter Mandl – born 1947 in the Czech Republic, has devoted his life to sculptures. Through a form and melding technique, which has made him a name within the sculpting arena, he captures fleeting moments in solid forms of glass and bronze, rendering the spectator both curious and calm at the very same time. Movements reminiscent of the elements, shapes found in nature, the human body, are frozen still yet forever moving, telling a story, pleasing the eye, feeding the mind and caressing the soul. His exquisite sculptures can be seen in private and public art collections all over the world.
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. With his background of an artist family, Bohumil Eliáš Jr. grew up surrounded by art. In his father’s studio, 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.