Đurđica Horvat, Glass Sculptures
In the „Josip Račić“ Studio of the Modern Gallery, on March 28 has opened an exhibition of glass sculptures by Đurđica Horvat , a ceramic artist and sculptor who graduated at the authorisal art school Agrora, in the class of the doyen of the contemporary Croatian art Ivan Kožarić. This multi-award-winning artist –has prepared twenty solo exhibitions so far and also exhibited on numerous international exhibitions –is a member of LIKUM, ULUPUH and HZSU, and will present to Zagreb audience fifteen sculptures created in the fusion technique. The art critic Marina Baričević, in the preface to the exhibition catalogue, writes: …A great role in the creation of glass sculptures was provided by the chosen processing technique. That is fusion or, as the name itself says, fusion, merging, integration, overlapping. Associatively pairing two glasses into a new shape, new life, new quality…becomes a natural course of human origin. The joined glass is heated in a closed kiln at high temperatures, then is finished by cooling down, depending on the glass thickness, type, etc. Đurđica Horvat, repeats burning and cooling several times. And she reaches for mathematics, physics, statics…depending on her imagination, idea and personal creative engagement for this thematic cycle…
The sculptures selected for this occasion were created in the period between 2005 and 2013, and can be seen at the Studio „Račić“ until 14th April 2019.
Photo: Goran Vranić©Moderna galerija, Zagreb