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Vlastimil Beránek, one of the best european master artisans dedicated to glass sculpture, is the third generation of the well-established, glassmaking Beránek family which founded a glasshouse in Škrdlovice in the Czech Republic in the 1940s. He managed the family glassworks from 1992 to 2008.

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Portrait ©Vlastimil Beránek

Vlastimil studied at the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague. He is particularly interested in the creation of molten glass sculpture and capturing movement in the simplest way, expressing pure energy in solid material. His forms are rigid and minimalistic in design, often surpassing the technical limits of technological possibilities.

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“Aqua Two Chameleon” – Unique Bohemian crystal sculpture ©Vlastimil Beránek

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“Aqua-One” – Unique transparent clear satin finish Bohemian crystal sculpture ©Vlastimil Beránek

His monumental sculptures claim their own space and are not limited to the pedestal. They embrace and integrate different dimensions of the space in which they are placed. His glass sculptures are inspired by the depth as well as the mystery of oceans and also by fire.

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“Lady Red” – Unique red Bohemian crystal sculpture ©Vlastimil Beránek

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“Aqua One Red” – Unique red Bohemian crystal sculpture ©Vlastimil Beránek

Each art piece is unique and exclusive, because it was “freely” shaped without the use of a mold. To sculpt Bohemian crystal is complicated because the material is very brittle and chips easily. Additionally, during melting and grinding, unexpected cracks can develop.

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“Epicenter Gold” – Unique gold Bohemian crystal sculpture ©Vlastimil Beránek

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“Endless” – Unique blue Bohemian crystal sculpture ©Vlastimil Beránek

Vlastimil Beránek’s works express movement in a few clean curves. He draws his inspiration from the unknown magic of deep oceans and that is evidenced by his career’s work. In a paradoxical manner, he also draws his inspiration from fire. Vlastimil is deeply concerned about how humans destroy the environment. His dedication to pure perfect form results in immaculately shaped objects perfected with attention to detail and precision.

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“Two-Ends Gold Amber” – Unique gold amber Bohemian crystal sculpture ©Vlastimil Beránek

Shell, aqua, satin is a monumental handmade blue colored mold melted Bohemian crystal sculpture mounted on a stainless-steel pedestal. The sculpture evokes the image of the sea as much in its aquamarine blue color as in its wave-like form. Although static, the sculpture seems to be constantly moving.

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“Shell Aqua Satin” – Unique aqua Bohemian crystal sculpture ©Vlastimil Beránek

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