Latchezar Boyadjiev was born and raised in Sofia, Bulgaria. In 1985 he entered the prestigious Academy of Applied Arts in Prague, Czech Republic under the tutelage of Prof. Stanislav Libensky, one of the most prominent and influential glass artists of our time. In 1986 he came to the United States. Upon settling in California he worked and become well known for his creations in optical glass employing techniques such as cutting, laminating, grinding and polishing. However, there were limits to the size of the objects he could create. It was time for a change from optical to cast glass.
Beginning with a charcoal drawing a clay model is made. Positive and negative molds follow and ultimately, the casting is created. After a meticulous grinding and polishing process, the final piece is revealed. Introduced in 1997 at SOFA Chicago Latchezar’s dynamic new sculptures reflecting depth and dimension received an enthusiastic response.
“The focus of my work is to create dynamic shapes supported by sensual lines, evolved from an idea on paper to a sculpture in glass that, when combined with light, have a powerful impact on the viewer. I want my work to become a part of modern architecture and the contemporary environment, to reflect the era in which we live.”