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Artist of the Month
March 2015

Artist of the Month

Stani Jan Borowski

Stani Jan Borowski grew up around the studio of his father Stanislaw Borowski and was working in glass by age 12. Today, his sculptures often combine glass with other materials such as steel, bronze and wood. Stani’s works are inspired by nature –  the material as well as by people and animals.  They tell stories he often translates into funny compositions and characters that delight and entertain. Stani is represented by Continuum Gallery, Königswinter, Germany.

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Stani Jan Borowski

Artist of the Month

Artist Statement:

As a creative person, I feel moved to entertain my public. With that in mind I feel it is important to constantly offer the viewer something new. This determination gives me the strength to face constant new challenges and to develop creatively. As an artist I let myself be steered very much by my intuition. It is exciting to do what you love, while all the while remaining true to yourself.

The infinite variety in nature is the basis for my work. That applies both to the subject and to the medium I choose to work with. I love glass! But I also love wood, iron, clay and other materials. I don’t want to limit myself to just one medium. On the contrary, it is my aim to combine my favorite materials in symbioses.

Through my work I am able to explore  the potential and the characteristics of these materials and use them for the creation of both my figures and my objects. I let myself gain inspiration from human or animal movements that I happen to observe by chance. I then filter these experiences through my imagination and transform them into characters and scenes. The finished work then reminds me of an incident, a situation or a person.

When someone asks me what the most important medium is for my creative work I always answer: “Light.”

About Stani Jan Borowski

Born into an artistic family in 1981, Stani Jan Borowski grew up around the workshop of his father Stanislaw Borowski and surrounded by art.  As a young child, he was already creating sculptures in paper and in clay.  At age 12, he began to work on his first glass pieces. In 2002, Stani’s artworks were exhibited for the first time at Compositions Gallery in San Francisco.  That same year, he graduated from the conservator program of Kurek Studio in Bonn - Bad Godesberg, Germany.  One year later, the Etienne Gallery showed his work at the art fair "Pan Amsterdam."  In 2004, Habatat Galleries Michigan added Stani to their roster of artists and exhibited his work in 2005 at SOFA Chicago.  In 2007, Stani graduated from the Institut of Fine Art Ceramics and Glass in Höhr-Grenzhausen, Germany, with a degree in art, specializing in glass.  In recent years, Stani has exhibited his sculpture internationally in numerous exhibitions and at fine art fairs. His work can be found in Germany at the Ernsting-Stiftung Foundation and museum, in the museum of glass in Jelenia Gora, Poland, and in private collections in U.S. as well as in Canada, Germany, Belgium, Netherland, India, Japan, China, Taiwan and New Zealand.

In 2010, Stani moved from Germany to Poland to create his unique pieces at his family’s Studio Borowski in Boleslawiec, Poland. In addition to his solo career as an artist, he also works with his brothers Wiktor and Pawel Borowski as one of the chef designers for the glass company "Glasstudio Borowski.”

Stani’s unique sophisticated sculptures come to life in light. He works in almost all hot and cold glass methods including pate de vere, casting and hot blown techniques. His latest works are often combined with materials such as steel, bronze and wood. Stani’s works are inspired by nature – by the material as well as by people and animals he has experienced.  His sculptures tell stories about particular situations that he often translates into funny compositions and characters that delight and entertain the observer.

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Acknowledgment of Gallery:
We are grateful to Continuum Gallery, Königswinter, Germany, for providing the Artist of the Month

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