GORDANA IS ABLE TO BREATHE A SOUL INTO GLASS
Gordana is an artistic glassmaker and a designer with a great talent. She is able to breathe a soul into beautiful glassware and becomes a genuine “queen of glass”. By her artworks she interprets us through glass her relationship to people and animals, to nature and to God.
Artist, designer, businesswoman and especially mother. All of this is talented personality Gordana Turuk, who studied textile design in Zagreb, painting by academic painter Josip Marinković and fashion design at private Italian school Callegari. Despite studying fashion design and design, she uses her imagination to create glass. The result of her process of thoughts and ideas is nobel artwork that arises from the technique of lying glass, which consists in melting of glass mass together with colored pigments of precious metals. Through glass she reflects her emotions without using words. She combines fragility with purity and while looking at her works you come from a real world into a country full of love and subtlety. The works are created under the auspices of Gordana Glass, which includes a wide range of her works such as paintings, free objects in space, illuminated objects, glass interior and exterior elements, awards and many others.
Her works have attracted art lovers all around the world. By the Slovak president, her glassworks have been given to the world´s most powerful personalities such as the Queen of England and the King of Norway, Pope Benedict XVI, German politician Ursula von der Leyen, Madeleine Albrith, Croatian president Kolinda Grabar Kitarovič, German politician Wolfgang Schäuble, Itaian Minister of Economy and Finance Pier Carlo Padoan and Bulgarian politician Kristalina Georgiev. Last year Gordana created a prize for the Globsec safety conference as well as for the famous international conference Tatra Summit.
Artist Gordana exhibits her works all over Europe, for example in her home country – in Croatia, but also in Abu Dhabi or in Italy, Rome. Her works are also reaping great achievements in Asia. But she is known most in Slovakia, where she has her own studio and also in the Czech Republic, where she opened her first sales gallery last year.
“I appreciate most the ma n and the life itself.”