Peter Botos (Hungarian)

About modern glass

Glass has undergone radical changes in recent decades. Industry, architecture and interior design required the presence of modern glass in incredible variety.  

More light and airiness became a spirit, and glass varieties were developed accordingly. 

Think about what you need to withstand an almost commonly used 6 x 3 meter glass pane. It must be hardened so that in the event of a fracture it falls apart into small pieces rather than fragments, it must be able to ture heat, gusts of wind.

 The surface must be flat so that the objects behind it are not girbe-gurbas.

 Today, they produce a type of glass that can cheerfully 1100 degrees Celsius for hours while being watered. At the same time, they have already developed a type of glass that is already malleable and malleable at a surprisingly low temperature of 600-700 degrees Celsius.

  With new technologies, the purity of the glass has increased significantly, the bubbles have                                               disappeared, the surface unevenness has disappeared.                                   At the same time, the view of the bottles has become easier due to cleaner transparency.               

            This is true even with the fact that today we can find glass panes up to 40 mm thick,            which can weigh several tons.

                         For most people, glass is an incomprehensible, mystical thing.                                                     It’s transparent, bright, hard, brittle and forms space, but it’s uncertain          where the boundary is. 

                   Looking through the glass, we find that the space changes, objects shift slightly,                      the space is shortened or elongated, the light decreases slightly.

Glass absorbs, transforms, filters, colours, reflects, or even breaks down into rainbows.


Péter Botos


Eötvös Lóránd University, Faculty of Arts, Department of Sociology.


Membership of the Art Association: 

National Association of Hungarian Artists, Association of Hungarian Fine and Applied Artists, Association of Hungarian Glass Artists, MKISZ Sculptor Department



  • 1st International Silicate Art Triennial Kecskemét, 2005: special jury prize and audience prize

  • Hungarian Handicrafts 2005: Applied Arts category special prize.

  • Jewelery competition of the Museum of Applied Arts in Žilina 2011: special prize.

  • SOFA Chicago, selected Sphere Cross sculpture 2014.

  • Noémi Ferenczy Award, 2015.

  • Hungarian Electrographic Society MET Award, 2018. Together with Kelle Antal

  •  With ArtFormer. / Robot-Glass-Shadow /

  • Solo exhibitions from 2004:

  • Risk, Glass Pyramid Gallery, Budapest, 2004.

  • Luxury, Glass Pyramid Gallery, Budapest, 2007.

  • Transparency in plane and space, with painter István Haász, Broft Glass Gallery, Leerdam, The Netherlands, 2011.

  • Fragile Light, with photographer Ágnes Szél, Pepper Art Gallery, Budapest, 2012.

  • Art Market Budapest 2012, Barabás Collection.

  • Gallery “In de oude school”, Stroe, The Netherlands, 2012.

  • Retina, B55 Gallery, with painter Katalin Haász and István Halmi Horváth, Budapest, 2012.

  • With the painter Gábor Erdélyi, Újlipótváros Club Gallery, Budapest, 2013.

  • Art Market Budapest 2013, Barabás Collection, with sculptor Sándor Kecskeméti.

  • Art Market Budapest 2014, Barabás Collection.

  • Shining, Gestalt Gallery, Pietrasanta, Italy, 2015.

  • Broft Gallery, with sculptor József Zalavári, Leerdam, The Netherlands, 2016.

  • Color breakdown, ByArt Gallery, Budapest, 2016.

  • Geometric baroque, with photographer Ágnes Szél, Józsefváros Gallery, Budapest, 2016.

  • Rómer Flóris Art Museum, Győr, 2017.

  • From the sculptures of five years, Érd Gallery, Érd, 2018.

  • Art Market Budapest 2018, Jr., with sculptor László Szlávics, Kiskép Gallery and Barabás Collection.

   In collections:

  • Barabás Collection, Budapest,

  • Rechnitzer Collection, Győr,

  • International Mobile MADI Museum, Vác,

  • Konok-Hetey Collection, Budapest,

  • Hungarikon Collection, Budapest

  • Rómer Flóris Art Museum, Győr,

  • Dezső Laczkó Museum, Veszprém.


   Public works:

  • Őrszem, Adyváros, Kuopio park Győr, 2017.

  • Space constructions, Bécsi Kapu tér, Győr, 2018.

   Custom catalog and book:

  • Risk. Glass Pyramid Gallery. 2004.

  • Shining, Gestalt Galery, Pietrasanta, 2015.

  • Geometric baroque, Józsefváros Gallery, 2016.

  • Catalog of the sculptures of the Five Years of the Érd Gallery c. for the exhibition, 2018.

  • Botos, Rómer Flóris Art Museum, Győr, 2017.

   Group exhibitions from 2005:

  • International Silicate Art Triennial, Kecskemét, 2005.

  • Contemporary Glass Art, NKS Kecskemét, 2006.

  • Contemporary Glass Art, Ericsson Gallery, Budapest, 2006.

  • Hefter Gallery, Pannonhalma, since 2007.

  • Geometry from here and beyond, Godot Gallery, Budapest, 2008.

  • Abstract and Erotica’69, B55 Gallery, Budapest, 2009.

  • Art Fanatics, Contemporary Private Collections 2., Műcsarnok, Budapest, 2010.

  • Today, glass is the headquarters of the Hungarian Association of Fine and Applied Artists. Budapest, 2010.

  • Geomix 2.0, B55 Gallery, Budapest, 2010.

  • Art Fair Budapest, Paris Gallery, 2010.

  • Art Market Budapest 2011, B55 Gallery,

  • HUGLASS 2012, B55 Gallery, Budapest, 2012.

  • Events-Reflections, Hungarian Academy of Arts, Rome, Rome, 2012.

  • Gallery van Loon & van den Del, The Netherlands, 2012.

  • Rechnitzer-Gimes Collection, City Art Museum, Győr, 2012.

  • Hungaroikonok, Hungarian Cultural Center, London, 2012.

  • LA Gallery, Budapest, 2012-2013.

  • Contemporary Hungarian glass, City Art Museum Győr, 2012.

  • European Art Fair, Biennale Tillburg 2012.

  • Only art, 60 years in Hungarian fine art, Kévés Studio Gallery, Budapest. 2013.

  • Symmetry Festival, 100 years of supremacy, Delft, The Netherlands, 2014.

  • International Mobile MADI Museum, Vác, 2014.

  • Modern Hungarian Glass, Prisma Gallery, Birmingham, England, 2014.

  • Hungarikonok, Várkert Bazár, Budapest, 2014.

  • PALETTE Contemporary Art and Craft, Albuquerque, USA, 2014.

  • SOFA Art-Design Chicago, USA, 2014.

  • HuGlass 2014, Budapest.

  • Contemporaries: Collectors and Artists, Budapest Gallery, Budapest, 2014.

  • Erdész Gallery, Szentendre, 2015-

  • Avran Art + Design, Laguna Beach, California, USA, 2015-

  • Metaphysik der gegenwart 15 ungarische küntsler, Villa Berberich, Bad Sackingen, Germany, 2015.

  • MÜT 2015, Hefter Gallery. Pannonhalma,

  • Forms from here and beyond, B55 Gallery, Budapest, 2015.

  • The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, 2015.

  • HuGlass 2015 Hefter Glass Gallery. Pannonhalma.

  • Thumbnail Gallery to the present day. Budapest, Castle.

  • PRISMA GALLERY, Modern Hungarian Glass, Feature Exhibition at Olympia Fair, London 2015.

  • International Festival of Glass, British Glass Biennale, Broad field House Glass Museum, Stourbridge, 2015

  • Convergenza Frattale, Arte concreta contemporanea ungherese, Daverio, Italy, 2015.

  • KOMA, Contemporary Hungarian Geometric Abstract, Bratislava, Slovakia, 2015.

  • COLOR FORM SQUARE, Hommage á Lantos Ferenc, Pécs Gallery, Pécs, 2015.

  • Art Market Budapest 2015, Bergman Gallery-Barabás Collection and Erdész Gallery.

  • Transparency, Hungarian House, Brussels, Belgium, 2015.

  • Contemporary Art Project USA Art, Palm Beach 2016. Forester and ICFA Gallery.

  • Color Form Square II., Szeged Reök Gallery 2016.

  • Elite Day, Rapallo, Italy, 2016.

  • SOFA, Palette Contemporary Gallery, Chicago, USA, 2016.

  • Forever Entropia, Latarka Gallery, the exhibition of Zoltán Fábián, Budapest, 2016.

  • Avran Fine Art Gallery, Art Concept, Miami, USA, 2016.

  • Excerpt from the Hungarian fine art of the turn of the millennium 1985-2015. István Hoffman collection, Műcsarnok, Budapest, 2017.

  • Winter Exhibition, Érd Gallery, Érd, 2017.

  • Ferenczy Prize-winning Artists VI. exhibition at the Association of Hungarian Fine and Applied Artists, Budapest, 2017.

  • Art Market Budapest 2017, the exhibition of the Hungarian Glass Art Society.

  • HUGLASS 2017, St. Stephen’s Basilica, Budapest, 2017.

  • Sculptor Biennale, Art Mill, Szentendre, 2017.

  • Vasarely Hungarikonok, Erdész Gallery, Berekei Art Studio, Pécs Gallery, 2018.

  • FUNDAMENTUM, MKISZ Gallery, Budapest, 2018.

  • Concrete Leto, European Geometric Trends, Galeria Umelka, Bratislava, 2018.

  • Essingers Art Club. Vienna-Mödlig. 2018.

  • Hungarian Contemporary Art Exhibition, Hangzhou City Library, Beijing HUAWEI Art Center, Beijing Museum of Fine Arts, Xi’an City Museum, Chongqing Guotai Museum, 2018.

  • Contemporary Hungarian Glass Art, Pesterzsébeti Gál Imre Gallery, Budapest, 2019.

  • Antik and Art, Erdész Gallery, Budapest, Millenáris 2019

  • GlasSpring Hungarian Contemporary Glass Exhibition, Kiskép Gallery and Tér-Kép Gallery, Budapest 2019

   The following written and electronic press covered my work:

  • János Csákvári and György Wágner: The “risk” of Péter Botos in the Glass Pyramid Gallery, MTI, Dec 2004 14.

  • Close-up: report with the creator, MTV, 2004. dec. 17.

  • István Wágner: Risk from black glass, Magyar Hírlap, Dec. 2004 20.

  • István Palotás: “Sensual glass cubes”, website of the National Association of Interior Designers, Dec. 2004. 20.

  • Risk ?, Terrace Internet Newspaper, Dec 2004 22.

  • Discussion on the Risk exhibition in the cultural supplement of the Newsletter, Duna TV, Dec. 2004. 29.

  • Lajos Barabás: Risk. Glass sculptures by Péter Botos, Hungarian Applied Arts, 2005/1

  • Vera Varga: Glass between East and West, Hungarian Applied Arts, 2005/4

  • Tibor Wehner, Hungarian Glass Art, 2006.

  • Péter Botos makes the glass sculpture for Gorbachev’s 75th birthday, MTI, 22.09.2006.

  • Report by Nóra Szily with Péter Botos on the statue intended for Gorbachev, Budapest Radio, 23.09.2006.

  • Béla Bartók’s “greenhouse”, Elite magazine, April 2007

  • Luxury, about glass sculptor Péter Botos, Classic Contemporary, 2008.1.

  • Gyula Rózsa: There is no trace of fighting in Balaton Street, Népszabadság, May. 11.

  • Discovering Monumentality, The Barabas Collection, Salon, 2011/1

  • HuGlass 2012, catalog

  • “… Would lose its essence from other materials”, Lajos Barabás, Salon, 2012/2

  • Orsolya Tarnóczy: Fragile luxury, Joker Magazine, March 2011.

  • György Szepesi: Time Travel Embedded in Glass, Premier Summer 2012

  • Biennale Brabant Magazine, Van Loon Galleries, 2012.

  • Context, Additives-how to approach contemporary visual art, Lajos Barabás, Karton Publishing House, 2012.

  • liver.

  • “Art Only,” published tomorrow, 2013.

  • Gyula Rózsa: Different heirs, NOL 28 Sep 2013,

  • István Sinkó, Builder and demolition, Újlipótváros Club Gallery, ARTIST Sept. 2013

  • Art Market Budapest 2013, catalog

  • SOFA 2014 Art-Design, catalog

  • Art Market Budapest 2014, catalog

  • HuGlass 2014, catalog

  • Glass, EcoTV, 27.12.2014,

  • Péter Emőd: Contemporary Hungarians at foreign exhibitions VII and IX., 2015.

  • Art Market Budapest 2015, catalog

  • Che cosa sta preparando Péter Botos, Corriere Della Sera, 2015.

  • Hungarian Contemporary Glass I., Erdész Gallery and Design, 2015.

  • Hungarikon 120 ideas, Tamás Kárpáti’s catalog book for the presentation of works of art made in memory of famous Hungarians. 2015.

  • Péter Emőd: Contemporary Hungarians at foreign exhibitions XIX.,, 2016.

  • Get closer to contemporary art! VI. section. Conversation with glass artist Péter Botos, Műtá and, 2016.

  • RTL II, This is how the Comet Award is made, Nov 2016 26.

  • Mobile MADI MUSEUM VÁC, catalog, 2016.

  • Excerpt from the Hungarian fine art of the turn of the millennium 1985-2015. catalog, 2017.

  • Adyváros „Őrszeme”, The first geometric glass sculpture in the country, Győr +, 2017

  • HuGlass 2017, catalog

  • Vasarey Hungaroikonok. Catalog. 2018

  • Art Market Budapest 2018, catalog.

  • Hungarian Contemporary Art Exhibition in China. Catalog. 2018.

  • Intoxication and admiration / robot-glass-shadow / KelleArtformer, YOUTUBE.COM