Jan Exnar


The works of Jan Exnar, born in 1951, maintain a quiet intensity while emphasizing form and color. His compact works contain in their silence the monumental character of some sort of mysterious signs. They are inspired in part by cosmic spaces, whose infiniteness is enclosed within a glass form with a myriad of internal bubbles. There is a constant tension between proximity and distance, simplicity and complexity. In recent years, Exnar’s work has moved increasingly toward a position of expressive, symbolic figuration. These monochromatic, dream-like sculptures are dynamic and powerful in their form and stance.

Exnar’s works have been exhibited in several museums throughout Europe and the United States. His works can be found in the collections of the Museum of Art in Brno, Czech Republic, the Pardubice Museum in the Czech Republic, and Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, United States.