Ilja Bílek is a matured artist, who evaluates his life, artistic and educational experiences in his work. For his technically complicated glass objects, consisting of perfectly cut and glued parts, this artist takes entirely advantage of the properties of the material glass: its transparency and its optical reflection.
Born 1948 in the Czech Republic
The evident artistic expression and the perfectly executed composition are the basis for Ilja Bílek’s work. His technically complicated objects that consist of perfectly cut and glued parts take entirely advantage of the capacities of the material glass: its transparency and its light reflections. Ilja Bílek likes contrasts; thus he combines opaque glass with transparent glass or flat forms with three-dimensional forms, eventually forming well-balanced glass plastics. Between 1995 – 2017 he has been working as the professor of the glass studio at J. E. Purkyne University in Usti nad Labem (CZ).