“Vladimir Zbynowsky can be seen as a transmitter, the one who opens the way to mystical unknown countries. We feel like a child in an Andersen fairy tale when it discovers the four
continents from above while perched on the winged wind deities : excited and impressed...
An artist communicates his vision to those who are open to it.
Technically speaking, the combination of stone and glass is a demanding and often challenging process because glass cannot be fully controlled and often has surprises in store for those who work with it.”
Bettina Tschumi, curator at Musée de design et d‘arts appliqués contemporains in Lausanne, Switzerland
After secondary studies in the Decorative Arts of Bratislava and focused on the art of stone, Vladimir Zbynovsky, in the Superior School of Fine Arts of Bratislava continue his training as a sculptor. His favorite material becomes glass. After obtaining his degree of sculptor in 1991, he moved to France and participate regularly of a lot of exhibitions with some of most representative European & Internationals gallery, he also participate of some trade fair.
Turned towards the working of glass in all its aspects, mixing hot and cold techniques - casting, fusing, carving, polishing- the artist attempts to draw near to the mysteries of the Universe through his creations. The theme of his degree, entitled “the birth of Light” lies at the root of a perpetual search centered on transparency, the inner nature of the object and its luminous virtuallity. “Birth of Light, aura of stone, spirit of stone…”The cycles of creation follow one another, evoking this attempt to marry stone and glass, heaviness and transparency, diurnal and nocturnal reflection of Psyche.Read more