BERTIL VALLIEN EXHIBIT: “PASSAGE”
ON VIEW THROUGH JANUARY 17TH, 2021
Bertil Vallien transports his viewer into a realm of mystery, dreams and symbolism. As one of the world’s most renowned and innovative Swedish glass artists and designers, Vallien uses his versatile and distinct style to display an expressive reference to the journey of life.
Vallien creates large, highly complex, one-of-a-kind sculptures that employ symbolic imagery to depict a mythical, dream-like world. Each of his sculptures employs a range of metaphors that depict emotional narratives about our journey as human beings. “The boat shape has become, for me, what the canvas is of a painter,” Vallien explained. “It’s a shape that I can fill with my stories—a symbol for moving beyond the horizon.”
Bertil Vallien is an internationally celebrated glass artist and designer from Stockholm, Sweden and has been a key figure in the studio glass movement since its nascence in the 1960’s. His awe-inspiring work has made lasting impressions on audiences around the world and influenced several generations of glass artists.