Jakub Knápek’s work, which balances on the edge between design and fine art, is intertwined with his fascination with materials, colour and methods of production. Most often he works with glass, but his experience from his internship at the Estonian Academy of Arts in Tallinn has directed him to a broader range of materials, where he also uses metal, wood and ceramics. He prefers to look for their limits and possibilities of interconnection in materials. His works convince the viewer that anything can be anything, you just have to think about it. They are objects that, with their exaggeration and wit, complete the idea of standard forms of applied art.
Description of project STATIC CAPTURE
By an element of chance he loosens the boundaries of traditional fused sculpture. He conceives of the mould not only as a vessel to be filled with glass, but as a non-invasive means to channel glass in its liquid state. This intensive experiment consisted primarily of balancing the prediction of the glass’s behavior, the method of stacking in the kiln, and the determination of the highest temperature – which are also my only inputs to the process. The material output is static records of the movement of the molten glass. The presented condition is the first stage of an experiment that can be further extended to investigate the behaviour of glass in an angular morphology.