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László Lukácsi

László Lukácsi Glass sculptor
Hungarian, English, German
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+36 209668366
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Nature is the greatest sculptor

  • • László was the first to use dichroich glass in Hungary
  • • In his glasswork, he engages the viewer in an intense interaction
  • • He has won several international awards and exhibited worldwide

László Lukácsi was introduced to the mysteries of glassmaking by his father when he was a pre-teen. Fascinated by the atmosphere of the glassmaking workshop, he soon decided that he wanted to work with glass. His sculptures – in various shades and colours – are made by coldworking glass and mirrors, using the technique known as laminated glass. The monotonous and rigorous process of polishing requires long weeks of solitary handicraft. The artist pushes the physical boundaries of glass as he creates soft, organic forms inspired by nature from a hard, cold and sharp material, thereby creating a magical inner world. Lukácsi graduated from the University of Applied Arts (now MOME) in 1985. Since then, he has won two awards in Japan: the Gold Prize and Fujita Prize at the Kanazawa Exhibition of Glass, as well as the Jury and Visitors Awards of the Coburg International Glass Exhibition. He has participated in nearly 200 group exhibitions. His works are present in many international collections across the globe.

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  • © Márton Borbás
  • © Márton Borbás
  • © Péter Peti
  • © Liza Lukácsi
  • © Liza Lukácsi
Photo: © Márton Borbás
Little Drop

Through his organic glass works, László Lukácsi attempts to capture some transient and cyclical forms found in nature. This waterdrop-shaped polished sculpture is made by cold working laminated glass and mirror, yet the result is soft and ethereal.

Length 15 cm
Width 8 cm
Height 4.5 cm

Photo: © Márton Borbás

In this asymmetrical work, the sculptor captures the complexity of the onion. The different pastel tones are perceived through the stacking of three layers of increasingly large, laminated glass and dichroic mirrors. The silky surface is achieved by acidifying the artwork.

Length 33 cm
Width 35 cm
Height 7 cm

Photo: © Péter Peti

Following the angular fans that marked his earlier career, László Lukácsi began experimenting with a fan-like array of soft shapes. In his series Petals, he evokes flower petals that become almost weightless when bathed in light. Different tones are perceived through the stacking of three layers of increasingly large, laminated glass and dichroic mirrors. The blue and orange curved petals of the fan sculpture create a mysterious effect.

Length 8 cm
Width 60 cm
Height 30 cm

Photo: © Liza Lukácsi

This piece is part of László Lukácsi’s Petals series, with which he has won four international awards. László invites the audience to play. Walking around the large-scale sculpture, the golden yellow and blue-green shades reveal a different character of the work thanks to the constantly changing light and shade.

Length 10 cm
Width 73 cm
Height 36 cm

Photo: © Liza Lukácsi

Lilly is the airiest of László Lukácsi’s Petals fan series, thanks to the spaced petals. The Optiwhite glass is so transparent that its invisibility makes it appear as if the continuous glass surface between the petals is interrupted. The graceful petals, made of bright blue dichroic glass, turn golden yellow in the light.

Length 9 cm
Width 70 cm
Height 35 cm

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