Rudolf Burda

Selected works


Rudolf Burda (Czech Republic) works with glass and stainless steel. Burda’s art objects reveal hidden layering of clear and colored glass and remind the viewer about a ubiquitous, Universal Ocean of cosmic forces that surrounds everything. Whereas glass and crystal remain some of the most widely used materials in the context of applied arts from the beginning of recorded time and as far as the most eminent artists who comprised their works with application of glass were from Central Europe and mostly Bohemia, Rudolf Burda is connected to this remarkable tradition both by his production design and free artistic creation. The concept of his works is dynamics and unity in the relationship with fundamental existential statements. Glass and crystal arematerials that somehow reconstruct the creation of natural crystals. During their execution, minerals were undergoing a process known as crystallization. At a certain temperature the ore is still in a liquid state, and by cooling it solidifies to polyhedral shape. The inner composition is characterized by the perfect order of its molecules.

Rudolf Burda was born in 1973 in the industrial city of Mladá-Boleslav in the center of Europe, in the Czech Republic. During the years 1987 -1991 Rudolf Burda studied at the School of Applied Arts in Turnov (Czech Republic) major of artistic blacksmithing. In 1992 he was interned in California, USA, and then in 1993 he founded his art studio back in the Czech Republic. In 2010, he was fascinated by glass and since then is professionally engaged in the creation of glass objects and sculptures. Nowadays he primarily works with glass, but, also, often produces wonderful objects made of glass and stainless steel. His works are found in various art collections in the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Holland, London, USA, and the Middle East.