Bohumil Eliáš Jr. – Doing it his way
Born 1980 in the Czech Republic // 1996–2000 Secondary School of Glassmaking in Kamenický Šenov // 2001–2007 Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, Department of Figural Sculpture, Prof. Jan Hendrych // Member of the artist groups Mánes and Rubikon // Sculptor, glass artist and painter since 2007
Public Collections (selection)
Východočeské muzeum v Pardubicich, Pardubice (Czech Republic) // mudac, Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts, Lausanne (Switzerland) // Ernsting Stiftung, Coesfeld – Lette // Grassimuseum – Leipzig // Achilles – Stiftung, Hamburg (Germany)
Bohumil Eliáš Jr. went to Secondary School of Glassmaking in Kamenický Šenov and subsequently completed the classical education as a sculptor at the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague, as a master scholar under Prof. Jan Hendrych. With his background of an artist family, Bohumil Eliáš Jr. grew up surrounded by art. In his father’s studio (cofounder of the “studio glass” Bohumil Elias Sr. 1937 – 2005), he learned how to handle glass starting from scratch. Even today, in a modern interpretation he still applies some of the techniques his father developed. For Bohumil Eliáš Jr. glass is an equivalent material that he uses together with other sculptural materials. He thereby takes advantage of the transparency and the reflection of the glass for his artistic expression. A frequent motif in the artist’s work are architectural elements alongside abstract, natural forms in an overal minimalistic style.