Scholarship Recipient: Zsófia Jakab
Zsofia Jakab is an interdisciplinary artist from Hungary, based in Scotland. Jakab's practice is closely supported by research, primarily working with sculpture, however, their practice tends to be a mixture of different techniques and media, combining printmaking, painting, textiles, and video work as well. Both in her art practice and research, Jakab is drawn to ideas and investigations of liminal states, metamorphoses, and abjection by observing them in the context of Surrealism and Posthumanism. Generally, in her work, Jakab is looking into the state of metamorphoses when something is neither one thing nor another but something in-between. Jakab is particularly interested in exploring the ways human (bodies) relate to different entities, what it means to be human; something that is constantly changing, and where its (uncertain) boundaries are.
"I'm really grateful to have received this opportunity, I've always wanted to broaden my practice and work with glass and this week was a great introduction. I've learnt a lot and hope to use my knowledge to create with glass again in the future. Thank you to all at the Glass Foundry for this experience!"