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Milan Krajíček

Milan Krajíček Glass fuser
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Czech, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+420 777158935
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Building on tradition

  • • Milan makes oversized glass forms and patterns
  • • He likes to merge the traditional and the innovative
  • • He is continually searching for new possibilities

Typical patterns from the region where Milan Krajíček comes from are a vital source of inspiration in his glassmaking, which combines the traditional with 3D modelling and milling. The objects he makes, cast into metal moulds and often shaped like oversized vessels, capture the alchemistic stage of glassmaking when the material hovers between liquid and solid. He is unafraid of deconstructing shapes, of playing with material concepts and their surroundings, nor of merging internal and external spaces. His distinctive artistic vision, combined with his use of innovative technologies, comprise the driving force behind his glassmaking. He likes to share his knowledge with students at the High School of Applied Arts at Světlá n/S.

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Works

  • © Ondřej Kocourek
  • © Ondřej Kocourek
  • © Ondřej Kocourek
  • Zdeňka Koťarová © Courtesy of Galerie Kuzebauch and Ondřej Kocourek
  • © Zdeňka Koťarová
Photo: © Ondřej Kocourek
Unrest II

With the Unrest series, Milan offers his own interpretation of a traditional crystal cut decoration called the trihedron, which originated in his native region, the Czech-Moravian Highlands. Unrest II forms part of a trilogy and was mould melted, cut and eventually deformed.

Height 8 cm
Length 27 cm
Width 24 cm

Milan Krajíček Glass fuser
Photo: © Ondřej Kocourek
Unrest

This piece was inspired by the traditional cut crystal bowls produced in Milan native’s region, the Czech-Moravian Highlands, where hand blown shapes are cut with traditional decorative patterns. This type of decoration has been around for centuries, and has a complex geometry, which, when enlarged, creates something magical and timeless.

Diameter 24 cm

Milan Krajíček Glass fuser
Photo: © Ondřej Kocourek
Negative IV

This bowl is part of an ongoing investigation into form and the complicated nature of the glassmaking process through several traditional techniques such as mould melting, bending, cutting and glass sanding.

Width 53 cm
Depth 35
Height 26

Milan Krajíček Glass fuser
Photo: Zdeňka Koťarová © Courtesy of Galerie Kuzebauch and Ondřej Kocourek
Negative

The Negative bowl reflects Milan’s aesthetic appreciation of the traditional crystal cut decoration called the trihedron, which is typical of the Czech-Moravian Highlands. The bowl was cut, deformed and eventually reversed.

Width 49 cm
Depth 32
Height 14

Milan Krajíček Glass fuser
Photo: © Zdeňka Koťarová
New Dimension I

New Dimension I forms part of a trilogy and was mould melted, cut, deformed and eventually reversed. It was inspired by the traditional cut crystal bowls produced in Milan's home region, the Czech-Moravian Highlands, where hand blown shapes are cut with traditional decorative patterns.

Width 58 cm
Depth 58
Height 28

Milan Krajíček Glass fuser

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