Tomáš Brzon Joins Shaw Gallery
August 11, 2021
“In my work I attempt to catch the nature of the glass by using its primary attributes. I am working with the simple geometrical shapes, reflections, and optical illusions using combinations of the matte and polished surfaces. My objects are inspired by the forms and images of my everyday life. The main element is light.”
Drawing on the traditional Bohemian glassmaking techniques in which he was trained, Tomáš creates cutting-edge works composed of predominantly minimalist, geometric shapes, reflections, and optical illusions. In his vividly toned structures, matte and polished surfaces become juxtaposed between perfectly sliced edges.
Light is central to Tomáš’s work: shards reflect and refract from each glass plane as if choreographed. Precariously balanced on cut edges, Tomáš’s works often cause us to question our idea of glass as a fragile medium requiring a stable base. His deliberate abstraction of form challenges our perception of light, and the materiality of glass itself.
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