Tadeáš Podracký & Markéta Kratochvílová - Artists - Chamber Gallery

Tadeáš Podracký (1989, Czech Republic) is a Prague- and New York–based artist, designer, and glass enthusiast with passion for arts and crafts. With a degree in fine and applied arts from Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, he proposes a unique approach to artworks and industrial design based on comprehensive historical and material research. On the one hand, his elegant and often whimsical glass objects, which range from bottles to glasses and vases, may invoke the sinuous lines of art deco design, whereas a recent project utilizes vernacular materials from China for the construction of receptacles and furniture. Podracký calls on vintage craft skills and his respect for the traditional heritage of glass manufacturing and combined these with contemporary aesthetic to bring new possibilities to the field of glass. The work of Markéta Kratochvílová (1988, Czech Republic) explores the links between objects and the human body. Recognized by the Czech Grand Design Awards as Talent of the Year in 2014, Kratochvílová draws from a wide range of references, including the history of fashion, an anthropological interest in the jewelry and manner of dress of indigenous groups in India, Africa, and Asia. Her mostly wearable pieces— half jewelry, half clothing, always laden with layers of meaning—explores the sculptural possibilities of different materials while making a statements about the complexities of femininity. The artist makes her work by hand with carefully selected materials.



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