Space, Sculpture and Light
Exhibition date: February 2018 – April 2018
In our new theme-based exhibition we will be showing you works by the Czech artists Marian Volráb and Markéta Šílená as well as by Lukas Mjartan and Marek Brincko from Slovakia. The current exhibition focuses on the multifaceted use of structures inside and outside the glass sculptures on display.
The main artistic theme pursued by Marián Volráb (1961) is man with his traces and impressions concealed in the labyrinth of the world. He finds inspiration in the shapes created by nature itself with its unlimited possibilities and particularly uses structures as a tangible means of expression in his works.
The source of inspiration for Markéta Šílená (1957) is glass itself. In her search for nature-like structures fused to form strict geometric shapes, she avoids highly polished aggressive surfaces or vivid colours, deliberately applying muted shades and matte surfaces in her mystical glass sculptures.
Lukas Mjartan (1975) finds inspiration in architectural forms and converts them into high-contrast, rigid geometric works with structural and sometimes even rough gestural elements. Light and the variation in the thickness of the glass mass play with the intensity of the each of the colours that he selects for his work, thus creating expressive sculptural forms.
Marek Brincko (1981) is fascinated by different themes. His Organica Collection integrates the mesh of honeycomb in his sculptures. With its vivid colours, Uranica represents the accumulation of energy in different forms. The Orks series reflects the magic of medieval elements with Gothic arches, pillars and elements.