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Movement: Glass Sculptures by Latchezar Boyadjiev

About

Summer of Glass

Latchezar Boyadjiev was born and raised in Sofia, Bulgaria, where he attended the Ceramics Department of the Academy of Applied Arts. In 1985 he was admitted to the prestigious Academy of Applied Arts in Prague, Czech Republic (formerly Czechoslovakia), under the guidance of Professor Stanislav Libensky, one of the most prominent glass artists of our time and influential source for most glass artists in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

In 1986, just after graduating from the Academy, Latchezar Boyadjiev defected to the United States via Italy.

After settling in California, Boyadjiev worked for more than ten years in the field of optical glass, using cold work techniques such as cutting, grinding, polishing and laminating to create his optical glass sculptures that he became initially known for. Since there were limits to the size of his objects, he decided to change to a different technique to accomplish that goal.

“The main focus of my work is to create dynamic shapes supported by sensual lines that will gradually evolve from an idea on paper to a sculpture in glass – and combined with light it will have a powerful impact on the viewer.

I want my work to become a part of modern architecture and a contemporary environment, to reflect the era in which we live.” – Latchezar Boyadjiev

This exhibition is generously supported by Sweetwater Sound & Chuck and Lisa Surack and the Journal Gazette.

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