Meet the Artist: Borowski

From a bag of sand pulled from the earth to a finished piece of handcrafted art, glassmaking runs deep in the Borowski family. Going back decades and across multiple generations, each member of the Borowski family dedicates themselves to honing their craft and perfecting the art of glassmaking with every piece they create.

The artist Stanislaw Borowski, one of the big names in the European studio-glass movement of the late 1970s, achieved a previously unseen quality in his engraved and sculptural works. Compellingly presented in numerous exhibitions, they have reached a wide audience in Europe, Asia, and the USA.

 

Stani, the youngest son in this family, was born in 1981 and graduated from Koln Design Academy in Germany. As a newly born artist, he is the most intelligent and potential multi-media artist in modern art circle.

His artworks are mostly collected by museums and collectors all over the world.  In addition to his paintings and sculptures, made from bronze, metal and glass, he creates many unusual sculptures for the Artist Edition as well as colourful objects for the Studio Line and the Outdoor Objects collections.

Glass has always held a very special fascination for people. No other material plays with light, colour and form to such an extent, or appears to forge such a natural connection with its environment. Even its production seems to be almost magical – from sandy raw materials to crystal clear beauty.

So it is no wonder that glass has been a constant inspiration to artists to create fascinating works of art. This means that the contemporary Studio Glass Movement is a young and exciting art form that has been in continual development and of increasing importance since the 1960s. Our family has contributed significantly to its development. In the 1970s my father had already gained international respect and recognition with his engravings and sculptures. Numerous masterpieces created by my father and my brothers, Pawel and Stani Jan Borowski, are now exhibited in renowned international galleries, museums and private collections. Borowski glass manufacture ranks among the most acclaimed artistic glass studios in the world.

But what exactly is it about these objects that international buyers and collectors value so much? Firstly there is the completely emotional aspect: an often quite spontaneous excitement at the wealth of ideas, the explosion of colours, this zest for life that these works embody. Every single one of them – be it a masterpiece, one of a collection or edition – is a quite special, unmistakable, life-affirming art concept, unique to Borowski, and is hard to match.

It is therefore all the more fascinating that each and every one of these light, bright and colourful unique pieces has undergone such a complex production process. An old and demanding skill that only very few manufacturers today possess. Indeed, I believe that is exactly the attraction for collectors and art-lovers – this special quality: the unique mixture of craft skills and joie de vivre!

With our three collections: Art Objects, Studio Line and Outdoor Objects we hope to incorporate these elements into your daily life. These collections embody the same vibrant art concept as the Borowski masterpieces. They admirably fulfill their purpose as vase, fruit bowl or candle-holder, are displayed as much sought-after collectors’ items in all sorts of different locations, stand in gardens or on terraces, draw admiring glances in parks or on balconies, make people smile and linger. They embody our artists’ wealth of ideas and the craft skills of our glassmakers in equal measure. Each piece in the collection has been worked with great love and care an

d meets the highest quality demands.

With Art Objects, Studio Line and Outdoor Objects we can pass on our fascination for glass to you – and what distinguishes the work that our family does: Love, Passion and Perfection.

We wish you great joy and pleasure on your journey through our collections.

Wiktor Borowski

Owner of Glasstudio Borowski GmbH


the cat behind the hat

 

About this Event

For over 60 years, Dr. Seuss’s illustrations have brought a visual realization to his fantastic and imaginary worlds. His artistic talent went far beyond the printed page and yet, to this day, his Secret Art Collection is virtually unknown to the general public. Throughout his lifetime, Theodor Seuss Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss) created paintings and sculpture, which he secreted away at the Dr. Seuss Estate.

Syd Entel Galleries will share a compelling selection of artworks from The Art of Dr. Seuss Collection at the 247 Main Street, September 14-September 29. Visitors may explore and acquire works from Dr. Seuss’s best-known children’s books, as well as The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss, a mind-expanding collection based on decades of artwork, which Dr. Seuss created at night for his own personal pleasure. Perhaps the wackiest and most wonderful elements of the collection are Dr. Seuss’s three-dimensional “Unorthodox Taxidermy” sculptures with names such as Carbonic Walrus, Two-Horned Drouberhannis, and Goo-Goo-Eyed Tasmanian Wolghast, to name a few.

Additionally, Ted’s cat was never far from his artist thoughts. He drew himself as The Cat Behind the Hat, his cat was the protagonist in several of his Secret Art paintings and, as a fun aside, many of his early advertisements and cartoons had a “cat bystander” witnessing all the action. They hinted at his adventures across the world, his reclusive sensibility despite his fame, and his penchant for the childlike fantasy and humor, which infused nearly every facet of his life.

Despite the unprecedented demand during his lifetime, no limited edition artworks were ever conceived, authorized, or created until this historic project began in 1997, six years after Geisel’s death. That year, this exclusive project put into motion a series of artworks and exhibitions, which firmly established him as one of the most iconic artistic talents of the 20th century.

Each of these Estate-Authorized limited editions has been adapted and reproduced from Theodor Seuss Geisel’s original drawings, paintings, or sculptures. Additionally, each work bears a posthumously printed or engraved Dr. Seuss signature, identifying the work as an authorized limited edition commissioned by the Dr. Seuss Estate.

In her preface to the popular coffee table book on this collection, The Cat Behind the Hat, Audrey Geisel (Ted Geisel’s widow) writes, “I’m gratified to carry out Ted’s wishes and have these works revealed to the world.” Join us for a fascinating glimpse into the unique artistic vision of Theodor Seuss Geisel!

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