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Interview with Zuzana on Material Times

“I have never had a “Small chemist”, I have never enjoyed the chemical formulas, but enjoyed everything in the lab. It started with the Hercules glue I mixed with borax. It was the slime that people buy for a few tens of crowns and I’ve created my first installation in Gallery N in Jablonec nad Nisou. “

Studies: 2002-2006 Secondary School of Glassmaking, Železný Brod (Pressed Glass); 2006-2014 University of J. E. Purkyně, Institute of Art Culture (IVK UJEP), Ústí nad Labem (Studio of Glass, doc. Ilja Bílek); 2009-2010 Moholy Nagy Muvészeti Egyetem, Budspest, Hungary (Studio og Glass Design, prof. Gaspár Gyorgy); 2004 Glasfachschule, Zwiesel, Germany Activities: independent artist; design colaboration (since 2012 Moser, Karlovy Vary; since 2013 FOIBOS Design, Prague; since 2014 Preciosa Lustry, Kamenický Šenov); 2016-2017 Galerie Kuzebauch, Prague (gallerist); 2017-2018 Moser, Karlovy Vary (designer)

Kubelková (*1987) perceives glass as a material that serves artists, in the same way that bricks and mortar serve builders. Nothing more, nothing less. It is the medium through which she tells her story in the time and space of the changing chemical romance. She creates dynamic glass, experiments, fuses it with other substances, analyses and examines it, just as a doctor examines a patient – rationally, but with empathy. She works with it as if she were conducting an interview, but without the niceties and courteous phrases. That is how the interactive sui generis artworks come into being, works which stimulate the emotions and incite interest without pandering to the audience.