Renata Jakowleff

Jakowleff creates work that expresses emotions through associations aroused by the material. The diverse language of glass has been her focus since more than ten years. 

For Jakowleff, liability to change shape has been an important aspects for choosing her media. She uses the behaviour of molten glass as a tool to create. Sculptures are in her hands rather let to evolve than shaped out.

“I remain fascinated by the liquid nature of the glass. Even when cooled, it seems to be a material in eternal motion – in ways that continue to surprise and challenge. When working, I often see myself as not so much a creator, but rather a director of the flowing glass…or even its assistant. I follow and document the formative tendencies of glass and refine them to art objects.”

In her newest work Jakowleff seems to be shifting from sculptural objects towards painterly direction, creating artwork that focuses on the optical qualities of glass. “Right now, I am temped to underline the immaterial qualities of my material, however keeping the diverse and often contradictory associations glass’s materiality arises on my palette.”

Jakowleff’s work can be seen world wide in exhibitions, competitions and fairs devoted to glass, craft and contemporary art. Many of her works are included in public and private art collections. Jakowleff’s work has been published in several catalogues and is shown internationally in galleries, stores and museums.

Besides her work in glass, Jakowleff is also the inventor and designer of Muotobetoni, a new technique to create three dimensional patterns and textures used in the precast concrete industry.