Our first virtual exhibit features a special viewing of eight renowned glass artists. See each sculpture set up as it would be for a gallery show or in a home settng with natural light. Viewed from all dimensions and multiple angles gives you a real feel for each piece.
Due to the pandemic, Ai Bo Gallery has reduced prices to help support our artists; in addition, a portion of the proceeds from the art sold will be donated to the Robin Hood Foundation and the Center for Disease Disaster Philanthropy.
We look forward to hearing from you!
As we continue to stay safe and socially distance we wanted to give our collectors a chance to see some of our glass collection in a new light, real light! This viewing room is all about showing you how these pieces might look in your home or at a show. We hope you enjoy!
Tomas BrzonGeometry at it's finest!
"In my work I attempt to catch the nature of the glass, by using its primary attributes. I am working with the simple geometrical shapes, reflections and optical illusions. Using combinations of the matt and polished surfaces. My objects are inspired by the forms and images of my everyday life. The main element is light."-Tomas Brzon
Kazumi OhnoFantasy Becomes Reality
Her work is inspired by a wide range of objects and the world around her including, but not limited to memory, and old things. In her childhood she loved to play with toys and she collected treasures carefully. She no longer has these treasures but holds them in her memory. She cherishes these memories and they influence her current work.
Petr StachoRough edges create beauty
Glass art combines hard physical work with craftsmanship, manufacturing technology with subtle mental processes. These are the aspects that make glass art so attractive and also so hard to master. Stacho chose the triangle as a symbol of intuitive search for perfection and a balance of all these elements of glass art – the ideal perfection of the artist’s vision which is being constantly disturbed and interfered with by human imperfection and the random interventions resulting from the unpredictable nature of the glass itself. It is well known that glass always follows its unpredictable essence, and only master artists come close to commanding it.
Tom MaroszNot all glass is hot!
After 15 years of expert execution of glass construction and glass handling, Tom built upon his experience using cold working skills, cutting and polishing tools, and creating glass sculptures. Many of his current works are created using optic crystal, dichroic coatings and kiln fusing.
Louis La RooyAnimals in Motion
Louis produces at the Van Tetterode glass studio in Amsterdam. His numerous projects are created by using techniques such as application, sandcasting, glassblowing, fusion, sandblasting and etching.
Louis also gives workshops to teach the many glass techniques to fellow artists. After a career of 50 years working with glass, La Rooy is still fascinated by the medium and ever in search of new possibilities and techniques.
Chad HollidayColor Changing Glass!
"The foundation of my work lies within the understanding of primordial forms and their purpose throughout history. These are forms that are repeated throughout history by different, and separate cultures for a similar purpose. Using this as the initial basis for my research, I have then linked this to the aesthetics found in Czech glass, starting with Professor Stanislav Libensky and Jaroslava Brychtova, and the ideas that are found in Cubism and Constructivism."
Koichi MatsufujiEveryone Loves Babies!
The surface of his most representative work, the Baby Series, is finished with ground glass. Depending on the way the light shines, the glass babies in these works are as beautiful as jewels. Koichi uses the lost-wax kiln casting glass technique. First, he makes the original form of the babies in wax, pours it in refractory plaster to create a mold and fills the mold with glass in the electric kiln. Koichi melts it at a high temperature of 900°C and lets it cool slowly over a number of days. He says that his works get a soul during the time they spend in the kiln as he takes the glass out of the kiln and carefully polishes it. He then inserts the babies' eyes for the finishing touch.
Wesley Neal RaskoCzech techniques at their best!
Wesley's technically flawless sculptures are composed of painted and laminated float glass, cast glass, optical crystal, and exotic stone. Each one is a testament to his presicion and skilled craftmanship.
"Experiences have been stored in a person since birth. I do not know where and how and what result it will have. My work reflects what is stored somewhere in the depth of soul. I do not produce what I can see around me only. I cannot create without impulses. I always start from an inner movement and a need but, paradoxically, I never know exactly what will be the result and everything that has preceded it."
We are here to work with you. Please reach out if you are interested in any of our Glass Artists.