Tom Brzon (Czech Republic 1982 -)


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Bio
born Czech Republic in 1982
EDUCATION
1998-2003 The School of Glassmaking, Kamenický Šenov, Czech Republic (under Prof. František Janák and Pavel Trnka)
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2004-2005 Sahaj Glass Studio, Prattsburgh, NY, USA
2005-2006 Assistant of Czecho-American artist Martin Rosol in Shelburne Falls, MA, USA, Assistant of artists Vladimíra Klumpar and Pavel Satrapa
GROUP EXHIBITION
2009, 2012 - PRISM Contemporary Glass, Chicago, USA - TransAtlantic Ties, Tomas Brzon and Chad Holliday Zwieseler Kolbl, Germany, - Art and Craft in Glass, Novy Bor, Czech Republic
2010 - Jean-Claude Chapelotte Gallery, Luxembourg
2013, 2014 - Czech Glass Masters, Moser art gallery, Czech Republic, - International Glass Art Biennial, Haacht, Belgium
2015- SOFA, Chicago, USA, Context Art Miami, USA
2016- Art Palm Beach, Florida, USA
GALLERIES
Ai Bo Gallery, Greenwich, CT. USA
Gallery MERIDIAN, Prague, Czech Republic
Moser Art Gallery in Prague, Czech Republic
Plateaux gallery, London, UK
Gallery Creutzberg | Van Dun, Oisterwijk, Netherlands
Glass Gallery Broft, Leerdam, Netherlands
Gallery Sikabonyi, Vienna, Austria

Exhibition

Following in the footsteps of the centuries-old tradition of Bohemian glass making, Czech artist Tomas Brzon has reinterpreted and reinvented the process to create unique works for the modern world. Using innovative techniques combined with excellent technical skills, Brzon has elevated a tradition famous for its excellent cutting and engraving into contemporary works that take advantage of the material’s precise edges to play with the effects of light. He has mastered an aesthetic for one of the world’s most precious mediums and used it to produce abstract objects for remarkable results. Their simple geometric shapes are enhanced by the reflective quality of the glass and special techniques that take advantage of matt and polished surfaces. Brzon plays with the effects of light as it is reflected and refracted on the surfaces and captured by the angles of the sculpture itself. A minimalist aesthetic dominated by a geometric abstract approach to the formal properties that inform each work, results in the translation of shapes and forms into beautiful sculptural objects highlighted by luminous colors bathed in light. Each work takes on a life of its own with his distinctive approach to glass making. Particularly interesting about his work is the careful balancing of the shape itself to make a provocative statement that refutes glass as a fragile, breakable medium in need of a stable surface. Brzon’s works often appear to be precariously poised on cut edges to play with human perception and trepidation. A variety of forms ranging from the simple geometric to more dynamic and difficult characterize his glass art for its individuality and personal touch.

Work Selection

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