My site-specific installation is a response to the architectural site of The Byre, where thick-walled stone barns and visible ruins of former structures reside. The work consists of a glass and metal form acting as a dynamic architectural construction by linking the horizontal plane of the earth to the vertical plane of the edifice.
The installation explores our relationship with the spaces we inhabit, and our varied responses to the incongruities they possess. It serves as a parable of sorts, in considering both our own domestic spaces, and the fragile and fleeting nature of life.
Czech artist Petr Stanický received an MFA in sculpture from the Prague-based Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design. During his postgraduate studies at the New York Academy of Art, he worked as an assistant on the sculptural projects of Jeff Koons. Stanický's often site-specific work is architectural in nature and concerned with space, light, and reflection. He has exhibited extensively at institutions including Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Denmark; National Glass Centre, Sunderland, UK; National Glass Museum, Leerdam, Netherlands; and at the Victoria and Albert Museum, UK, as part of the 2017 London Design Festival. Stanický's work is in the collections of museums around the world, including the Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague, Czech Republic; The Design Museum, Munich, Germany; and National Glass Centre, Sunderland, UK. He is the current Head of Glass at Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic.