“Burda’s art objects reveal hidden layering of clear and colored glass and remind
the viewer that a ubiquitous, Universal Ocean of cosmic forces that surrounds everything.”
„Since the beginning of the 20th century, art has adopted a series of new expressive mediums.
However, glass and crystal remain some of the most widely used materials in the context of applied
arts from the beginning of recorded time. Inrecent past, 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. This develops the concept of 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.
This harmonic structure is the reason why the natural compound derives electromagnetic
force. It has the ability to interact in a positive manner. Burda is trying to preserve these
qualities in his work. Additionally, he is attempting to penetrate the secrets of the material
containing an enchanted space. At the final stage the artist is letting us experience the magical
view of the infinite. Burda’s art objects reveal hidden layering of clear and color contrasts,
insights and reflections of light objects, enable a viewer to visualize the energy field of the vital
structure of his pieces. In his creations Rudolf Burda preserves the memory of glass and crystal
transmutation. He carries out the conditions for galactic change, corresponding to the high
tides and flow of life energy, connecting the macrocosm and microcosm. It helps to address
conflict energetic antagonism by returning to the Arché — primordial unity of material
and energy, the physical and metaphysical symbiosis.“
Art Historian, Critic and Curator of Bruno Munari