DARK CAVE ANIMALS – EDITION OF ARTISTIC COLLECTIBLE VASES

Category
Art collections, Design Collections, Products
Year of creation

2024

 

About project

 

A unique collectible series of vases decorated with hot-glass modeled animals.

 

Each piece is unique, mouth-blown into a wooden mold. The glass animals are hands modeled by glass master Martin Štefánek.

 

Collectable artistically rendered objects-vases that work with the minimalism of form and the legacy of “free-thinking” surrealism and postmodernism.

 

These vase-objects are an example of high-craft craftsmanship.

 

“Glass that won’t leave us cold.”

 

For these, to some, frightening objects, I deliberately work with my “iconic” minimalistic vase shapes in earthy colors, on which perfectly crafted, modeled figurines of imitations of living creatures stand out perfectly.

 

I deliberately choose those who often scare us or are the cause of our phobias or nightmares. Striving for a hyper-realistic depiction of each individual creature (spider, beetle, crow, etc.) allows us to examine them from a real proximity and touch them, partially overcoming our fears.

 

My painting approach and thinking are reflected in the vases. The realistic motifs of animals and flowers, which I often scientifically examine through painting, become 3D due to the collaboration with the glass master Martin Štefánek, and we are able to feel all the details. I am loosely following up on my project of 3D modeled enamel animals from 2019 (Still life with fruit and animals) and my 2 graduation projects (Frangible Scenery and Floral Creatures).

 

The vases-objects were made by glass master Martin Štefánek, Desná, Czech Republic.

 

Each vase is hand signed, certified and numbered.

 

More information at frantisekjungvirt@gmail.com .

 

Photos by Anna Pleslová.

 

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