Anna Polanská – Tectonics

Plan you visit! Come to Galerie Kuzebauch from 1 June to 22 July and see the cut glass objects of artist Anna Polanská. Her items feature bold etching deep into the surface of the glass. Together, these create a blend which both evokes the archetypal features of the natural world, and also fleeting touches of the aesthetics of ancient gem cutters, as well as the architecture of the 1930s era. Polanská’s work comes across not as artificial or predictable, but rather as naturalistic, organic, and spontaneous. And depending on the perspective of the observer it is possible to ascertain not only variations in form, but also in character. And this interaction with observers means that Polanská’s objects ultimately become a kind of living entity; their unique surfacing serves not just as decoration, but as an expression of essential character. Like the contours of the Earth’s surface, or the wrinkles on the aged faces of humans, Polanská’s engraved glass surfaces offer a tantalising story of the very nature and possibilities of a unique material.

Anna Polanská was born in 1973 in the Czech town of Mladá Boleslav. She graduated in the field of glass engraving from the Secondary School of Glassmaking in Kamenický Šenov. This was followed by university studies at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague (UMPRUM), first at the studio of Professor Kurt Gebauer (sculpture), and subsequently under Professor Marian Karel (glass in architecture). Polanská has spent the last eighteen years heading the glass engraving department at the High School of Applied Arts for Glassmaking in Železný Brod. Not only does she design her own glass objects, but Polanská also takes a hand-on approach to cutting, gluing and a variety of other techniques.

Martin Janecký – Expression

Until 28 May 2018 you may visit our Galerie Kuzebauch and see incommutable exhibition of Martin Janecký called Expression. Today, Janecký has earned a rightful place among the greatest not just Czech, but also global, stars of the glass scene. His original works are generating great enthusiasm among galleries and collectors, including from global celebrities. His successes are not just the result of talent, creativity, and artistic boldness, but chiefly a considerable amount of hard work.

Martin Janecký began working with glass at the age of thirteen at his farther´s firm. After graduating from the Glass School Nový Bor he set out into the wider world. He gained experiences in places as far afield as South Africa, Sweden, Holland, and chiefly in the US, where he studie dat the Pilchuck Glass School under Richard Royal and William Morris. It wasn´t long before Janecký himself became a highly southt teacher in his field. Among his most recognised strengths is an ability to master the glass moulding technology of so-called inside bubble sculpting, a technique used to create starting original works.

Jakub Berdych snr. – Glass realism

Until 23th March 2018 you can come to our gallery and see an unique exhibition of  Jakub Berdych snr. who is well known as a sought-after restorer of historic interiors, and as a designer and glass artist. And that’s why he has also been working as a lecturer at the Department of Design at the Technical University in Liberec since 2003.

He is creative in the true sense of the word; he is exceptional in the art of brevity and being to the point, has a sense of hyperbole and contextual hide and seek. He can simply create ‘extraordinary ordinariness’ from glass, sometimes according to glass puritans, even showing disrespect for the material, indeed, with the same gusto as his fellow artists , who are a generation younger than he, for that matter. Jakub Berdych is not a dreamer; he’s a glass realist. He knows what he himself can afford to do and what the material can do.

Zuzana Kubelková – Sui Generis

Until 7th January 2018 you have a chance to come to our gallery and see an exhibition of young art glassmaker Zuzana Kubelková conveniently called Sui Generis . She was educated in glassmaking in North Bohemia. After her studies at the High School of Applied Arts for Glassmaking in Železný Brod, where she graduated from in glass pressing, she continued with her studies at the glass studio led by Dr. Ilja Bílek at J. E. Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem. She also completed several internships abroad. Since 2007, she has been involved in various exhibition projects and actually received the first award for her work two years later. She has been successful at international Czech competitions, including the Ludwig Moser Prize (special merit award), the Stanislav Libenský Award (second and third prize), and most recently receiving first prize at Young Glass 2017 in the Danish town of Ebeltoft.

For her glass is a medium through which she tells her story in the time and space of the changing chemical romance. She creates dynamic glass, she´s experimenting and she´s fusing!

TRÉSOR 2017 – Galerie Kuzebauch in Basel

From 21st to 24th September 2017 the Europe’s fair for high-end craft and contemporary applied arts TRÉSOR took place in Basel, Switzerland. Our Galerie Kuzebauch had the great opportunity to present the variety of contemporary Czech artists´ approach to glass.

First year of TRESOR lured high number of visitors straight away after the opening ceremony. Since the very first day crowds of visitors had been wandering through the aisles of the fair admiring exhibited objects. Large amount of them stoped at our stand to look closely while listening and absorbing some new infromation about czech glass, czech artists and their techniques.

Galerie Kuzebauch even allured the intention of the Basel daily press! Basler Zeintung journal described Martin Janecky’s object “Head Bristol” as a work symbolizing the value of TRESOR.

Trésor Basel 21st – 24th September 2017

Plan a trip to Basel! Come and visit Galerie Kuzebauch from 21st to 24th September 2017 at TRÉSOR Basel, an international exhibition of contemporary crafts .

In the today´s Czech Republic, we have the privilege of having four strong generations of glass artists. For our exhibition, we carefully selected six of them. Klára Horáčková makes impressive crystalline objects from fused glass, Ondřej Strnadel, Martin Janecký, and, least but not last, Martin Hlubuček, prefer kilnworked glass and each of them approaches this hand blown technique in his individual and specific way. Czech melted glass objects will always retain their artistic potential, which has repeatedly been confirmed by Zdenek Lhotský and his innovative technology called Vitrucell. Petr Stanický combines glass with other materials while retaining the specific properties of this amazing material.

An exhibition is offering only a limited tour of the variety of contemporary Czech artists´ approach to glass, it is no intellectual plaything, but a message about the Czech art glass pro-activity and openness.


Vladimír Kopecký – Geometry

At the Galerie Kuzebauch from 6th September to 3rd November 2017, you have the unique opportunity to see the works of exceptional czech glass artist Vladimir Kopecký.

The art is strictly geometric. His glass compositions, paintings or graphic art convincingly evoke the infinite space, the state of weightlessness, they visualize silence and passage of time, or phenomena provoking anxiety, melancholy, and desire. Vladimír Kopecký´s artistic nature takes increased interest in these themes. Or better say – these themes fascinate him. The same will happen to you – his artistic vision of the world and never ending search for the human soul in every piece of art will equally fascinate you.

Glass Studio FAD JEPU in Ústí nad Labem – Distinctive Surface

Come and discover the rising generation of the Glass Studio of the Faculty of Art and Design JEPU. Authors – Kateřina Kobrlová, Perizat Gabdulakhmet and Sholpan Asherbek – graduated from the SUPŠ in Kamenický Šenov and now they deepen their technological and art experiences in the Glass Studio in Ústí nad Labem led by Ilja Bílek. However, they have a common interest in flat glass which each one of them handle their own distinctive way – water jet cutting, endless possibilities of glass layering, it´s transparency, brittleness and roughness, combinations of cleanliness and hardness of glass with a structure of other materials or it´s interaction with various chemicals. Visit us and see the exhibiton in the Galerie Kuzebauch till 31 August 2017.

matériO Fresh for the second time

On May 24, we organized yet another roundtable of glassmakers, graphic designers, stage designers, manufacturers of materials, and other designers of all sorts. Participants received and exchanged information on innovative materials, their unique properties and scents, led heated debates, and inspired one another. Would you like to be a part of the next event? Sign up for the upcoming matériO Fresh, which will take place on September 13, 2017!