Jakub Berdych snr. – Glass realism

Until 18th 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!

The second printed issue of Material Times is out!

In May, we presented the second printed issue of the Material Times magazine. This time, its theme is: What are we creating here? We hope that you will enjoy the interview with Carole Collet, a visionary artist, who is developing speculative plants. Other texts draw your attention to the mass laboratory production of flowers, difficulties concerning labelling of organic or environmentally friendly products, or original root carpets made in the Netherlands. Don´t miss the interview with David Vávra, the report from a forest Peruvian city, the homage to František Skála, or the essay on collectibles and collecting.

Klára Horáčková – Evoluce: 17.5. – 7.7. 2017

We cordially invite you to “Evolution”, Klára Horáčková´s exhibition in which the artist present her objects made of ingeniously combined and layered glass sticks, some of which are shaped over the glass burner, remaining us of the wrinkled surface of igneous basaltic rocks which are home to the North Bohemia. And since the author is a graduate of the glass college in Kamenický Šenov, a North Bohemian town, her works are a real return to the roots. It´s very well possible that the imprint of the majestic Panská skála at the vicinity of Kamenický Šenov, the gate to hell to some and to paradise in the eyes of others, is symbolically present in all her masterpieces. Her works are intuitive memories of the future, because in human life, nature is eternal.