Cigler sculptures (573)

Half-Green Egg with Optical Lens by Václav Cigler
Cigler sculptures
Stop Number: 
573

Half-Green Egg with Optical Lens
Václav Cigler (Czech, b. 1929)
With the assistance of Jan Frydrych
Czech Republic, Šluknov, Frydrych Studio, and Prague
2009
Optical glass, cast, cut
H: 26.8 cm, W: 28.3 cm, D: 28.3 cm
(2010.3.7)

Disk
Václav Cigler (Czech, b. 1929)
Czechoslovakia, Bratislava
About 1966–1971
Optical glass, cast, cut
H: 38 cm, Diam: 37.6 cm
(72.3.6)

Disk
Václav Cigler (Czech, b. 1929)
Czechoslovakia, Bratislava, designed in 1966 and made in 1974
Optical glass, cast, cut
H: 28.5 cm, W: 32 cm, D: 12.2 cm
(82.3.11)

Václav Cigler uses glass to create space. Throughout his artistic career, he has investigated and artistically defined the mechanics of transparency and reflection. His sculptures are not meant to be displayed in neutral contexts, but to absorb, reflect, and interpret the world around them. They are designed to come alive in interaction with their environments.

Cigler uses glass, not as an end, he says, but “as a means of viewing and watching.” His sculptures are “non-technical devices which enlarge, reduce, mirror, and dissociate the outer environment.” In recent years, his work has ranged from conceptual objects, such as the sculptures you see here, to room-size installations and outdoor projects.