Ondrej Novotny Collect17
Glass Art by Ondrej Novotny Collect17
Ondrej Novotny is the youngest son of internationally renowned glass maker Petr Novotny ,who was one of the pioneers of glass studio-movement in the eighties. Ondrej started glassmaking at the age of fourteen, he eventually decided to study glass professionally at the Novy Bor glass school and started working as an apprentice in the glass trade. After finishing his study (2004) , he travelled between America and Europe to gain experience and develop his skills. In 2010, Ondrej ended up working as a teaching assistant of Martin Janecky, which had influenced and completely changed his way of looking at glass as a media in general. Recently, he has been working for a various artists and designers in The Netherlands and The Czech Republic. Ondrej has a very distinct set of aesthetics. Vivid colors, symmetry and balance are part of his minimal approach to glass.
Artist Statement :
This year, it's going to be 15 years of me being involved in our little glass world. Glass was in a family before i was born, thanks to my father, who ran a furnace at home for his joy on top of his regular job at the factory. Glass was a big struggle for me from the beginning, but is a great joy at the moment!
For last few years i've been mostly working for artists and designers from all parts of Europe and just occasionally for myself. On my recent work, especially „Speculum“ serie, i love to play with depht and optics. It gives me a smile on my face, when i see a viewers walking around my piece, thinking, what they actually see. Let see, what's coming next!