Jan Frydrych – Optikalita

From 31st May to 12th July 2019 you can visit Galerie Kuzebauch and see the exhibition of Jan Frydrych called Optikalita.

Jan Frydrych gained a basic vocational education in glassmaking at the Glass School Nový Bor and then he studied grammar school in Liberec and Pedagogical Faculty in Ústí nad Labem. After that he worked as a teacher at numerous schools in Europe. He became famous because he mastered the skill of cutting optical glass and since the 1980s he is regularly exhibiting his work all around the world. His works are part of private collections of celebrities like Bill and Hillary Clinton, Elton John and Shirley Temple.

In Frydrych sophisticated cut and laminated glass, a minimalistic combination of transparent, indigo blue – and occasionally red – glass plays a crucial role. The precision of workmanship is breathtaking and it shows Frydrych’s manual adroitness that makes his works a true art.