Robert Comploj is a master of glass art. Founded 2013 in Traun (Upper Austria), Glashütte Comploj reopened its doors in the 7th district of Vienna since June 2017. The studio both an exhibition workshop and a gallery. He learned his craft from the world’s greatest glass blowers of Murano. Robert Comploj draws upon centuries- old knowledge, which he combines with modern design and bold colours. Afterwards he ventured out to spend his learning and wandering years in North America and Denmark. Upon returning to his native Austria he revolutionised the local glass blowing scene – making a name for himself on the way – by introducing new techniques and colours, experimenting with the form and structure of glass and bringing his punk-style approach to the craft.
To craft his glass objects influenced by Scandinavian designs and Southern traditions, Robert Comploj uses ancient Venetian techniques. He combines that with cutting-edge methods. Nevertheless, their shapes are also determined by various topical themes broached by contemporary artists, as well as by the social trends of our times, as this glass artist comments. All his pieces testify to his striving to create superlative studio glass.