RUDOLF BURDA

UNIQUE CONTEMPORARY ABSTRACT ART SCULPTURES

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BIOGRAPHY OF RUDOLF BURDA

* 1973

Rudolf Burda studied at the School of Applied Arts in Turnov (Czech Republic), majoring in artistic blacksmithing. From 1992 to 1993, Rudolf absolved an internship in California, USA. After his return, the Rudolf Burda Studio was established in the Czech Republic.

Nowadays, Rudolf primarily works with glass and designs stainless steel sculptures. His works are represented in various art collections in the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Holland, Great Britain, the United States of America, and the Middle East. From 2012, Rudolf participated in various exhibitions and art fairs in the Netherlands, UAE, Singapore, China, and USA.

In 2016, Rolls-Royce bought a whole collection of RR & RB, and the chairman of Leica Company contacted Rudolf and ordered a 5-meters-high commission for brand new Leica’s World in Wetzlar, Germany.

At the end of 2018, Rudolf Burda will participate in the most prestigious art events for emerging artists: The Jiangsu Art Fair and the Scope Miami Art Basel Miami, Art Bab 2018, Kingdom Of Bahrain, which will be followed by a personal large exhibition in the capital of Oman, Muscat.

Artist’s statement: “The greatest inspiration for me is the universe that is fulfilling my life’s credo of being the energy of the big bang, which has neither beginning nor ending. In my work, I’m following a minimalistic legacy and I am searching for the ideal and pure form. My aim is to contribute to the preservation of the old tradition of hand-blown glass together with developing and perfecting it.”

RUDOLF BURDA IN THE CONCEPTS OF QUANTUM PHYSICS

Describing the objects of Rudolf Burda is almost counterproductive. They attract all conceivable attention and are characterized by the famous statement that the artist describes in another form what we cannot express in words.

The interpretation of the work of some artists – and Rudolf Burda is one of them – defies the traditional art-historical vocabulary. If we want to use it according to established rules, we create an insufficient description or a poetic eulogy.

I found that the language of physics – specifically quantum theory – is much more suitable for identifying Burda’s artifacts. I was inspired by John Polkinghorne, a theorist who called himself a critical realist and dedicated himself to popularizing quantum physics.

Looking at the radiant, multi-layered glass eyes of Rudolf Burda, the parallel with the principle of superposition comes to mind. The spheres seem to combine several states of matter that we do not know in the real world. Similarly, polished stainless steel objects generate several optical illusions, whose “reality” is not a simple universe but an entire multiverse. In the environment of Burda’s objects, the viewer is confronted with a series of metaphysical questions related to the effort to understand what is actually happening to us as observers, in what elusive story of pure beauty on the edge of endurance we find ourselves. On the other hand, a certain austerity, minimalism, and the author’s discipline define intelligibility, which holds the key to the mentioned reality, a place in the world.

We perceive it in its Newtonian simplicity, but behind it, we sense a quantum world of Heisenbergian uncertainty. Rudolf Burda’s indescribable artifacts are found at this peculiar junction. They interact economically, not loquaciously, and thus become more attractive (like the randomness of tropical dawn).

Quantum theory, as well as art, teaches us that the world is full of surprises.

March 2023

Lenka Lindaurová

COOPERATING GALLERIES

Global Art Source

DSC Gallery

Christopher Martin Gallery

Kodl Contemporary

Museum Kampa

Stal Gallery: Home

Voloshyn Gallery

Taksu Gallery

Melissa Morgan Fineart

Art Lines

Art Lounge Portugal

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

BROVDI ART Art & Culture Foundation

Cermak — Eisenkraft Collection

HUAN TAI HU ART CITY & MUSEUM, China

King of Saudi Arabia Collection

Kingdom of Bahrain — HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa

LEICA, Wetzlar, Germany

MUSEUM OF GLASS IN JABLONEC NAD NISOU, Czech Republic

Malaysia — Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Al-Haj

Martin Burda Collection | Prague, Czech Republic

Milan Maděryč Collection

Netherlands — E. Mulders Collection

Robert Runták Collection

RB&RR Rolls Royce Collection

Roman Abramovich Collection

Shaikh Rashid bin Khalifa Al Khalifa — The first president and the current honorary president of the Bahrain Art Society

Suncheon MOMA, Korea

TRISH DUGGAN COLLECTION / Glass Museum St. Petersburgh Miami USA

THE ZAIN AZAHARI COLLECTION , Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Gallery de Kasuga, Tokyo, Japan

Milan Černohous Collection, Czech Republic

Milan Maděryč Collection, Czech Republic

Petr Kellner Collection / PPF ART, Prague, Czech Republic

Kodl Contemporary Collection, Prague, Czech Republic

… and other private collections in Canberra, Kyiv, London, Los Angeles, Manama, New York, Paris, Prague, etc.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2023

„9“ RUDOLF BURDA & TUGENDHAT, Brno, Czech Republic

RUDOLF BURDA „∞“ Smetanova Litomyšl, 2023

2022

Taksu Gallery, Kuala Lumpur / Singapore, 2022

COLUMN / NEBESSLOUP, Petr Kellner Collection / PPF ART, Prague, Czech Republic

SPACE SHIP, private collection, Prague, Czech Republic

2021

Letní výtvarný salon, Kodl Contemporary, Praha

2020

LA Art Show — Fine Art, Palm Desert, USA

Art in LA Affair BEVERLY HILLS, ACCA Gallery, USA

Art Madrid — Art Lounge Gallery, Portugal

Kasuga Gallery — Tokyo, Japan

TAKSU Galleries — Singapore / Kuala Lumpur

BLACK POWER & WHITE POWER, Stainless Steel Sculpture I, II, (2,3 m), Prague, Czechia

CIRCLE OF LIFE, Stainless Steel Sculpture, Carrara marble + black stone, (dia: 2 m), Central Hospital of Mladá Boleslav, Czechia

2019

DOPE — Taksu Gallery | Singapore

HIGHLIGHTS — Heitsch Gallery, Munich, Germany

Art Karlsruhe — Heitsch Gallery, Munich, Germany

Art Madrid — Art Lounge Gallery, Portugal

Art BAB 2019 — Bruno Massa Gallery, Kingdom of Bahrain

Art Prague 2019 — PragArtworks, Czech Republic

NordArt 2019 — MULTIVERSUM, Büdelsdorf, Germany

KLAF 2019 — architecture festival, TAKSU Gallery | Kuala Lumpur

ART EXPO Malaysia 2019, TAKSU Gallery | Kuala Lumpur

KASUGA GALLERY, TOKYO, Japan

CONTEXT Art Basel Miami

2018

Bos Fine Art — UNTITLED TZT The Hague

HIGHLIGHTS — Heitsch Gallery | Munich

Bratislava castle, Slovakia, Cermak Eisenkraft Gallery

Voloshyn Gallery — DIALOG — Burda & Deyak

Art Karlsruhe — Heitsch Gallery | Munich

Art Bab 2018 — Bruno Massa Gallery | Kingdom Of Bahrain

Art Paris Art Fair — Cermak Eisenkraft Gallery

AFF Art Fair HONG KONG

Kyiv Art Week — Voloshyn Gallery

LEICA — BIG ROTATION, sculpture for Leica Headquarters in Wetzlar, Germany

Art Expo Malaysia — Mookji Art | Kuala Lumpur

SOFA — Peimbert Gallery | Chicago

CONTEXT Art Basel Miami — Heitsch Gallery

2017

LA ART SHOW 2017

MIRROR SPACE – Personal Exhibition at Stal Gallery in Muscat, Oman

AFF, Singapore

SCOPE New York

ART BASEL

World Trade Organization — WTO, Geneva

LAYERS, JÖRG HEITSCH GALLERY, München

CONTEXT Art Basel Miami — Markowicz Fine Arts

2016

RR & RB exhibition at Rolls-Royce Showroom in Prague

JIANGSU ART FAIR, Changzhou, Jiangsu province, China

Art Miami SCOPE; Context Art Miami, 2016

2015

Museum of Glass and Jewellery in Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Rep.

Index Dubai, UAE

Glassplus à la Borges, DSC Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

2014

Index Dubai, UAE

2013

Moser Art Gallery “Czech Glass Masters”

Prague 13th Festival of Art And Glass, Karlovy Vary

Yellow Abyssus No.1, J&T Bank

2012

Boudoir Club Society Prague under the auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

Gate Gallery “Glass Objects” / Naked Geometry of F. Drtikol

12th Festival of Art and Glass, Karlovy Vary Czech Rep

Rudolf Burda — Abyssus, Sun Gallery — Spa Resort Sanssouci

Art Fair Utrecht, The Netherlands — Van Loon Galleries

1995

Steel and Glass — Museum of Mlada Boleslav, Czech Rep.

Rudolf took over the task with pure enthusiasm and convinced us that he could handle large formats. The cooperation was professional and effective, and the result was stunning.

Andreas Kaufmann (Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Managing Director of Leica Camera AG)

ALL EXHIBITIONS

1995

Steel and Glass — Museum of Mladá Boleslav, Czech Rep.

2011

GLASS — Hotel Aplaus — Smetanova Litomyšl, Czech Rep.

Futurista / 3dh — Glass Objects

2012

Boudoir Club Society Prague under the auspices

of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

Gate Gallery “Glass Objects” / Naked Geometry of F. Drtikol

12th Festival of Art and Glass, Karlovy Vary Czech Rep,

Rudolf Burda — Abyssus, Sun Gallery — Spa Resort Sanssouci

Art `Fair Utrecht, The Netherlands — Van Loon Galleries

2013

Moser Art Gallery “Czech Glass Masters”

Prague 13th Festival of Art And Glass, Karlovy Vary

Yellow Abyssus No.1, J&T Bank

2014

Rudolf Burda Glass, Pop Up Gallery Art Salon S,

Dancing House, Prague, Czech Rep.

index dubai, UAE

2015

Museum of Glass and Jewellery in Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Rep.

index dubai, UAE

ŠKoda aUto University, Mladá Boleslav, Czech Rep.

Chateau Hostačov, Czech Rep.

Glassplus à la Borges, DSC Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

2016

RR&RB exhibition at Rolls-Royce Showroom in Prague, Czech Rep.;

Permanent Exhibition at Manes, Prague, Czech Rep.;

LP&RB Le Palais Art Hotel Prague, Czech Rep.

JIANGSU ART FAIR, Changzhou, Jiangsu province, China

Art Miami SCOPE; Context Art Miami, 2016

2017

LA ART SHOW 2017; Personal Exhibition at Stal Gallery in Muscat, Oman, 2017;

AFF, Singapore, 2017

SCOPE New York, 2017

ART BASEL, 2017

World Trade Organization — WTO, Geneva, 2017

LAYERS, JÖRG HEITSCH GALLERY, München, 2017

Art Miami Context, 2017

2018

Bos Fine Art — UNTITLED TZT The Hague

Heitsch Gallery — HIGHLIGHTS

Bratislava castle, SK — Cermak Eisenkraft Gallery

Voloshyn Gallery — DIALOG — Burda & Deyak

Art Karlsruhe — Heitsch Gallery

Art Bab 2018 — Kingdom Of Bahrain

Art Paris Art Fair — Cermak Eisenkraft Gallery

AFF Art Fair HONG KONG

Kyiv Art Week, Voloshyn Gallery

LEICA — BIG ROTATION, sculpture for Leica Headquarters in Wetzlar, Germany

SKULPTURALE — JÖRG HEITSCH GALLERY, München

2019

DOPE — Taksu Gallery | Singapore

HIGHLIGHTS — Heitsch Gallery, Munich, Germany

Art Karlsruhe — Heitsch Gallery, Munich, Germany

Art Madrid — Art Lounge Gallery, Portugal

Art BAB 2019 — Bruno Massa Gallery, Kingdom of Bahrain

Art Prague 2019 — PragArtworks, Czech Republic

NordArt 2019 — MULTIVERSUM, Büdelsdorf, Germany

KLAF 2019 — architecture festival, TAKSU Gallery | Kuala Lumpur

ART EXPO Malaysia 2019, TAKSU Gallery | Kuala Lumpur

KASUGA GALLERY, TOKYO, Japan

CONTEXT Art Basel Miami

2020

LA Art Show — Fine Art, Palm Desert, USA

Art in LA Affair BEVERLY HILLS, ACCA Gallery, USA

Art Madrid — Art Lounge Gallery, Portugal

Kasuga Gallery — Tokyo, Japan

TAKSU Galleries — Singapore / Kuala Lumpur

BLACK POWER & WHITE POWER, Stainless Steel Sculpture I, II, (2,3 m), Prague, Czechia

CIRCLE OF LIFE, Stainless Steel Sculpture, Carrara marble + black stone, (dia: 2 m), Central Hospital of Mladá Boleslav, Czechia

2021

Letní výtvarný salon, Kodl Contemporary, Praha

2022

Taksu Gallery, Kuala Lumpur / Singapur, 2022

COLUMN / NEBESSLOUP, Petr Kellner Collection / PPF ART, Prague, Czech Republic

SPACE SHIP, private collection, Prague, Czech Republic

2023

„9“ RUDOLF BURDA & TUGENDHAT, Brno, Czech Republic

RUDOLF BURDA „∞“ Smetanova Litomyšl, 2023

MEDIA FEEDBACK

Prague, Czechia

Munich, Germany

Wetzlar, Germany

Paris, France

Kyiv, Ukraine

Bahrain, Bahrain

Muscat, Oman

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Hong Kong, China

Singapore

New York, United States

Los Angeles, California, United States

Madrid, Spain

Basel, Switzerland

Miami, Florida, United States

Litomyšl , Czechia

Split, Croatia

Moscow, Russia

Canberra, Australia

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Houston, Texas, United States

Bogota, Columbia

Noumea, New Caledonia

Mexico City, Mexico

Rome, Italy

Manama, Bahrain

Changzhou, China

Vught, Netherlands

New Delhi, India

London, Great Britain

Karlsruhe, Germany

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Utrecht, Netherlands

Haag, Netherlands

ARTWORKS / COLLECTIONS

K2 Mountain

Prague, Czechia

Munich, Germany

Wetzlar, Germany

Paris, France

Kyiv, Ukraine

Bahrain, Bahrain

Muscat, Oman

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Hong Kong, China

Singapore

New York, United States

Los Angeles, California, United States

Madrid, Spain

Basel, Switzerland

Miami, Florida, United States

Litomyšl , Czechia

Split, Croatia

Moscow, Russia

Canberra, Australia

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Houston, Texas, United States

Bogota, Columbia

Noumea, New Caledonia

Mexico City, Mexico

Rome, Italy

Manama, Bahrain

Changzhou, China

Vught, Netherlands

New Delhi, India

London, Great Britain

Karlsruhe, Germany

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Utrecht, Netherlands

Haag, Netherlands

Velaa Private Island, Maldives

Aspen, Colorado, United States

Seoul, South Korea

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