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Purity, simplicity , clarity of forms ,ideas and art intentions.

Josef  in his fascinating sculptural objects uses natural qualities of glass mass and its ability to create feeling of depth of  space. His practical sculptural training, ability of perception and strong imagination gives him the advantage to approach this extraordinary and in all aspects difficult medium from many different directions. Sometimes Josef in his simple , geometric  shapes– perhaps influenced by his long stay in Japan – creates unreal spaces with the extraordinary mysterious feeling ,or perhaps  a presence of ability of higher perception of surrounding reality . Other time creates objects in apparently impossible positions denying gravity for to create illusion of levitating or flying perhaps like an another option of perception for our imperfect senses .Often his art intentions  require to combine glass mass with other materials like basalt or granite stone, yet his approach remain always the same :simplicity ,clarity and purity- as an strong contrast and general solution for our  mostly complicated world.

Toyama Museum of Glass,Japan
Glasmuseum,Ernsting Stifftung,Coesfeld,Germany
BARBARA ACHILLES-STIFTUNG Germany
Musée de design et d’arts appliqués contemporains ,Lausanne,Swiss

Východočeské museum města Pardubic ČR

Selected Exhibitions

1991 Galerie Václava Špály, Praha
1991 Water Reservoir, Barcelona
1993 Hrad Sovinec
1994 Holsten Gallery, USA
1994-1996 Rob Van Den Doel Gallery, Holandsko
1995 Umělecko-průmyslové muzeum, Praha, Cena Swarovského 1995-1996 Galerie Langův Dům, Frýdek

1996 Národní technické muzeum, Praha
1998 Chappell Gallery, USA
1998 DAY.I.Can, Toyama, Japonsko
1998 Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum, Seto, Japonsko 1998 Museum of Modern Art, Takaoka, Japonsko

1998 Enomoto Gallery, Osaka, Japan
1998 Venezia Aperto Vetro 98, Italie
1998 Auction in aid of Sue Ryder Foundation, The Studio Glass Gallery, Londýn 1998 Glasgalerie Hittfeld, Německo
1999 The second contemporary glass exhibition in Satsuma, Japonsko
2000 Japanese Connections, The Studio Glass Gallery,Londýn
2002 Stone and glass, Czech Embassy, Tokyo, Japonsko
2004/05 Praha/Aichi-Japan-EXPO 2005~“V zajetí světla a prostoru“

2006 MASTERS OF MODERN,MUNCHEN
2006 SOFA Chicago
2007 SOFA Chicago
2008 REFLECTIONS ON CONTEMPORARY GLASS,MUSEUM OF ART,SANTA FE,NEW MEXICO 2008 20 JAHRE GLASGALERIE HITTFELD:“DREI GENERATIONEN“

2009 CONNECTIONS-CONTEMPORARY EUROPEAN GLASS SCULPTURE. 2012 LEI SEE,KORU CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY HONK KONG
2015 MASTERS OF MODERN,MUNCHEN,DE
2016 CONNECTIONS -THE SCOTTISH GALLERY-EDINBURGH UK.

2016 Ovengevormed glass ,Zaandvort museum Holland 2016 Masters of form,Stoelting gallery,Hamburg
2017 CGS 20 jubileum show,Etienne gallery,Oisterwijk,NL

Solo Exhibitions:

1999 Josef Marek – Glass Sculptures, Kaki Gallery, Toyama, Japonsko 2002 Give and Take, The Studio Glass Gallery, Londýn
2003 Josef Marek-skleněné plastiky,Galerie Langův dům,Frýdek
2010 Josef Marek-sculptures/ galerie Frank Picon,Paris

2013 Josef Marek-glass space,Galerie Minerva,Malmo,Sweden
2013 Josef Marek –glass sculptures Broft galéry Den Haag
2014 Josef Marek –glass sculptures ,Broft Gallery Leerdam
2014 Josef Marek-Illusive raum.Stoelting gallery ,Hamburg
2015 Josef Marek-glass sculptures,gallery of cultural center Cvikov ČR 2016 Josef Marek-glass and inner space,GLD Frýdek

2017 Polarized unity,galerie Stoelting,Hamburg/with Malvina Middleton/
2018 Permanent exposition of recent works, Jablonné v Podještědí -on going