Born in 1986, Jaroslav Prosek is a young Czech crystal artist. He works in Ceska Lipa in Northern Bohemia, in the heart of Czech glass industry. He specialises in designing and creating unique glass sculptures, but he also works with other materials, such as wood, stainless steel or marble.
Jaroslav Prosek is not a typical artist, who loves art from childhood, is consistently educated and does practice work. Jaroslav Prosek'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 is done.
He found out that products can not 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 Beranek's and Jan Frydrych's ateliers. Their influence on Jaroslav Prosek's work is obvious. Some of his sculptures are simple shaped, sometimes inspired by the sea like Beranek's sculptures. On the contrary, Prosek's experimentation with optical glass comes from Jan Frydrych.
Jaroslav Prosek uses several technics to create his sculptures: melting in mold, grinding, engraving. 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 inspired him, he make a small wooden model of the shape and according to it, he creates the final sculpture.
Although his art career does not last long, Jaroslav Prosek has already his own reputation in the Czech Republic and slowly create his reputation on the international market.
2013 Crystal Caviar, Top Marques Monaco, Monaco
2014 Crystal Caviar, SuperyachtDESIGN Week, U.K.
2014 Crystal Caviar, Monaco Yacht Show, Monaco
2014 Crystal Caviar, Gate Mall Exhibition, Qatar
2014 Crystal Caviar, SeaFair, Miami, U.S.A.
2014 Crystal Caviar, Art Basel Miami, U.S.A.
2014 Crystal Caviar, Art Palm Beach, U.S.A.
2015 Gate Mall Exhibition, Qatar
2015 Crystal Caviar, SuperyachtDESIGN Week, U.K.
2015 Crystal Caviar, The London Yacht, Jet & Prestige Car Show, U.K.
2015 Crystal Caviar, Monaco Yacht Show, Monaco
2015 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, U.S.A.
2015 Qatar International Boat Show, Qatar
2015 The London Yacht, Jet & Prestige Car Show, U.K.
2016 Crystal Caviar, Dubai International Motor Show, Dubai
2016 Crystal Caviar, SuperyachtDESIGN Week London, U.K.
2016 Crystal Caviar, Monaco Yacht Show, Monaco
2015 – 2016 Crystal Caviar, Continental Art Gallery, Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, France
2016 GX gallery, London, U.K.
2017 Crystal Caviar, Dubai International Boat Show, Dubai
2017 Timeless Gallery Marbella, Spain
2017 Crystal Caviar, Monaco Yacht Show, Monaco
2018 ARTSiO gallery, Dubai International Boat Show, Dubai, UAE
2018 Toyama International Glass Exhibition 2018,
Toyama Glass Art Museum, Toyama, Japan
2018 Homo Faber - Crafting more human nature, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, Italy
2018 ARTSiO gallery and Crystal Caviar, Monaco Yacht Show, Monaco
2019 ARTSiO gallery, Dubai International Boat Show, Dubai, UAE
2019 ARTSiO gallery and Crystal Caviar, Monaco Yacht Show, Monaco
2021 The Venice Glass Week, Venice, Italy
2021 Expo 2020, Dubai, UAE