Please join us for Searching For Light, opening March 22, 2015 from 5 - 7:30 PM. The exhibition of Vladimira Klumpar's cast glass sculpture will feature never before seen large scale works in striking color and graceful yet commanding forms.
"The whole earth, visible and invisible, lives mysteriously within man..." The timeless words of Czech poet Otokar Brezina from the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries could be a leitmotif for the life journey of Vladimira Klumpar - and a motto for her art.
In Klumpar's case, art and life are bound together by experience, adventure and inspiration from surprisingly diverse environments, starting with the picturesque towns of Bohemia's foothills - first Potstejn, where Klumpar was born and grew up, then Zelezny Brod and the local glass school where she attended secondary school. During her university years, the beauty of historical Prague undoubtedly influenced the young artist's sensibilities, but the main influence on her talent came from the time she spent in the famed studio of professor Stanislav Libensky at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design. Thanks to this charismatic teacher, Klumpar developed a genuine relationship to glass as a distinctive artistic material.
Vladimira Klumpar's art alternates between an emphasis on geometric forms and organic forms. Sometimes her works contain a hidden inspiration from the dynamism of America, while at other times they possess a yearning for peace, harmony and being in consonance with Czech or Mexican nature. Generally speaking, however, her work is characterized by a philosophical subtext and poetic playfulness that makes it accessible to sensitive and perceptive audiences throughout the world.