Jaroslav Prosek (Czech Republic)

Jaroslav Prosek

the hidden talent of Czech glass art

Born in 1986, Beroun, The Czech Republic

Jaroslav Prošek works in Česká Lípa in Northern Bohemia, in the heart of the Czech glass industry. He specializes in designing and creating unique glass sculptures, but he also works with other materials, such as wood, stainless steel, or marble.

Jaroslav Prošek is not a typical artist, he has loved art since his childhood, is consistently educated and does practice work. Jaroslav Prošek‘s journey to the world of glass art took some time. He was always manually skilled.

After secondary school, he worked in the technical departments of big Czech factories. There he improved his manual skills and learned to fix any problem before the final product was done.

When he started to work at Crystal Caviar company, a small company producing luxury chandeliers and glass sculptures, his thinking about creating products changed. He found out that products cannot be only well made, but also aesthetic, created by hand from the most luxurious material to the first-class art products. Then he started to make his first designs of glass sculptures.

At the beginning of his art career, he had an opportunity to learn basic skills in Vlastimil Beránek’s and Jan Frydrych’s ateliers. Their influence on Jaroslav Prošek’s work is obvious. Some of his sculptures are simply shaped, sometimes inspired by the sea like Beránek’s sculptures. On the contrary, Prosek’s experimentation with optical glass comes from Jan Frydrych.

Jaroslav Prošek uses several techniques to create his sculptures: melting in mold, grinding, and engraving. The choice of glass technique depends on the sculpture’s shape which he wants to create. Inspirations for his sculptures come from nature, the sea, yachting, and also things used for normal consumption. When something inspires him, he makes a small wooden model of the shape and according to it, he creates the final sculpture.

Although his art career did not last long, Jaroslav Prošek has already his reputation

in The Czech Republic and slowly creating his reputation on the international market.

Angel's Wings - Gold 90x18x42cm
Drop - Blue 46x45x15cm
Moon 51x55x16.5cm
Shark - Blue 24x62.5x25cm