From 25 July to 11 September 2018 in Galerie Kuzebauch you have a chance to admire extraordinary work of Barbora Tydlitátová and Natálie Bozděhová who represent the future generation of Czech glassmaking talent. Barbora and Natálie are kindred artistic spirits work both individually, and as a pair, as part of a loose artistic association known on-line as
“p a z d r á t i”.
Both graduated together at the Technical University of Liberec (TUL) in the field of Glass and Jewellery Design. This was followed by an effort to further deepen their knowledge of glass via studies at The High School of Applied Arts for Glassmaking in Železný Brod (SUPŠ) in the field of Molten Glass Shaping. They are fascinated by the ways in which glass is able to change its character via the creative application of a variety of techniques. In her collection of glass art objects known as ZEVNITŘ (Inside), Tydlitátová turns custom hand-blown glass shapes inside-out by applying raw glass items. Meanwhile, in her KAZARI collection of containers, Bozděchová’s works represent a play on Egyptian-Art Noveau techniques of “combing”. Finally, their joint project, a jewellery collection known as ROTTENSCHMUCK, is intended as an exploration of the ambivalent relationship of Western civilisation towards the consumption of food.
For both, glass represents a material through which they express their respective unique perceptions and interpretations of the world around them. They are not afraid to experiment, or to take bold risks – albeit ones which are properly considered. They think long and hard about the artworks they seek to create, with as much effort put into measuring, planning and designing as the actual production of their final works.