Contemporary art glass and ceramics : Clara Scremini Gallery at BRAFA
This year, during the BRAFA – Brussels Antiques and Fine Art Fair – January 24 to February 1, 2015 – Clara Scremini Gallery presented for the first time in Brussels, the work of internationally renowned artist Michael Glancy. Celebrating 3o-years at this faire, Clara Scremini Gallery also displayed sculpture- and object-based pieces by Frantisek Vizner, Maria Bang Espersen and Bernard Dejonghe.
Michael Glancy – Bernard Dejonghe – Frantisek Vizner – Charlotte Hodes – Gizela Sabokova – Patrice Goupil © A. Sécheret
Michael Glancy is known as a leading innovator in contemporary glass. His material is sculpted-, cold worked- and sandblasted- glass, sometimes modulated with acid etched. Not affair to employ mental, Glancy plays wiht materials, their properties and colour compositions. Made from blown glass, bronze, copper, silver and gold, his works refer back to science, biology, molecular physics and mathematics. Glancy works like an alchemist as he positions his pieces at the intersection of physics, metaphysics and conceptual art. He shows through his sculptures, the bitter struggle artists engage in as the vie for perfection. The mixture of macro- and micro-environments are present in cellular landscape-inspired sculptures. Combing magic and science, his objects become as precious as jewels.
Michael Glancy – Frantisek Vizner – Charlotte Hodes – Gizela Sabokova © A. Sécheret
On display next to Glancy’s work, Bernard Dejonghe’s oeuvres promote techniques that play with cooking curves and semi-translucency. His work is direct and contained by simplicity. In Dejonghe’s work, we discover geology and minerals. Czech glass-artist Frantisek Vizner explores all aspects of shape, texture and colour – showing the complexity of this material and the challenges different thicknesses present. For Vizner, importance is placed on proportion as no details interrupt the harmony of objects. The Clara Scremini Gallery will be present at Paris’ PAD – Pavilion of Art and Design – from 26-29 March 2015 – and the next year’s BRAFA – 23-31 January 2016 – where visitors can find different types of tribal art, furniture, paintings, drawings, sculptures, design and jewellery.