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Artist of the Month
August 2020

Artist of the Month

Tomáš Brzon

Tomáš Brzon has worked in glass for over 20 years, and exhibited across Europe and the US. Using vibrant hues, his work incorporates minimalist, geometric shapes, reflections, and optical illusions. Though Tomáš draws much of his inspiration from forms in his everyday life, the central component of each piece is light. Tomáš is represented by Sandra Ainsley Gallery in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 

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Tomáš Brzon

Artist of the Month

Artist Statement:

“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.”

About Tomáš Brzon

Czech artist Tomáš Brzon has worked in glass for over 20 years, and exhibited across Europe and the United States. Born in 1982, Tomáš attended The School of Glassmaking under the tutelage of František Janák and Pavel Trnka. After graduating in 2003, Tomáš worked with renowned Czech-American glass artist Martin Rosol, and began developing the sleek, geometric style we attribute to his work today. 

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.

Acknowledgment of Gallery:
We are grateful to Sandra Ainsley Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, for providing the Artist of the Month.

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