SUBLIME BEAUTY

“Sublime Beauty” introduces you to contemporary glass artists from around the world featured at Imagine Museum in St. Petersburg. Visit us and explore a world of beauty, mystery, and mastery.

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YOUR GATEWAY TO THE WORLD OF GLASS ART

Glass has inspired artists around the world to create and communicate their ideas with shape, color, relfected light, and textured surfaces. Click on the images below to learn fun facts about the artworks and the glass artists who created them.

Explore Glass Art From Around the World

Peter Borkovics

The Wheel of Time, 2016

Hungary

Peter Bremers

Koudvuur, 2016

The Netherlands

Wilfried Grootens

Magic Eye H36. 2018

Germany

Petr Hora

Marina, 2016

Czech Republic

Sidney Hutter

Middy Vertical Vase #3, 2017

United States

Laszlo Lukacsi

Blue Petals, 2017

Hungary

Mark Peiser

Etude Tableau 6, 2015

United States

Paul Stankard

Untitled

United States

Lino Tagliapietra

Hopi

Italy

Michael Taylor

Parabola #2 & #3, 2019

United States

Winnie Teschmacher

Ma, 2016

The Netherlands

Ann Wolff

Moulding 1/6, 2013

Sweden/Germany

Flight and Illusion

Trish Duggan

The “Flight and Illusion” series by Trish Duggan was explicitly made for the Imagine Museum exhibition at the Tampa International Airport.  The aircraft from the Millennial Falcon, the F14 from Star Wars, and even the Crew Dragon from Space X aligned with the various bird species communicate the reality of flight in our world from the illusion of our dreams.

Peter Borkovics

The Wheel of Time, 2016

Hungary

Peter Borkovics first became interested in glass because it begins as a liquid. His geometrical, striped elements are simple prisms from the outside. The continuous, parallel stripes symbolize a harmony of nature and the eternal circle of time.
Peter Bremers

Koudvuur. 2016

The Netherlands

Dutch-born artist Peter Bremers is known for his cast glass sculptures inspired by nature’s most extreme landscapes, based on his worldwide travels. The piece Koudvuur takes inspiration from his trips to Antarctica.

Bremer has created outstanding architectural monumental sculptures that invite you to explore the interior and exterior of the form.

Wilfred Grootens

Magic Eye H36. 2018.

Germany

Wilfred Grootens was born in a small town in the German countryside near the Dutch border. He creates optical illusions through the technique of painting on glass & layering panels into spectacular cubes or oval spheres.

The brush strokes reflect light from certain angles adding volume yet managing to vanish into thin planes of the glass. Each work combines thousands of brush strokes & more than 35 layers of glass.

Petr Hora

Marina. 2016.

Czech Republic

For over 20 years, Petr Hora has explored glass as a fine art material. His influences vary from the ancient arts, the pyramids, contemporary architecture, the human form, & images from nature.

Hora’s compelling use of color & light translates through his work; what appears flawless, minimal, & simple results from intense grinding & polishing. He intends to have the play of light on his sculpture seem so natural that one would not know the tremendous time & talent it takes perfect each piece.

Sydney Hutter

MVV #3: Middy vertical Vase #3. 2017.

USA

Sidney Hutter Glass & Light was formed in 1980 by artist Sidney Hutter. Hutter designs & fabricates original, sculptural glass vessels from his Newton, Massachusetts, studio.

Hutter creates sculptural objects in which the intersection of form, glass, color, & light unite to create works of art with an excellent, ever-changing spectrum of color, reflection, & refraction.

László Lukácsi

Blue Petals. 2017.

Hungary

László Lukácsi was introduced to the mysteries of glassmaking by his father when he was a pre-teen. His sculptures – in various shades & colors – are made by laminating and then coldworking glass & mirrors.

Lukacsi pushes the physical boundaries of glass as he creates soft, organic forms, inviting the viewing into his magical inner world. He was also the first to use dichroic glass in Hungary.

Mark Peiser

Etude Tableau 6. 2015.

USA

Mark Peiser has been perfecting glass techniques for over 40 years, striving to communicate his sense of the world. He remains at Contemporary Glass Art’s epicenter and one of its most acclaimed practitioners.

Peiser has a recurring fascination with music & the sky. He has shared his re-visioning of the sky over the years while exploring format, process, & material.

Paul Stankard

Untitled

USA

Paul Stankard is an internationally acclaimed artist & pioneer in the contemporary glass art movement. He is a living master in paperweight art, represented in more than 60 museums worldwide.

Stankard concentrates on creating the most technically sophisticated botanicals embedded in the glass. When you look closely at the flowers & the bees, remember each particle you see frozen in the glass orb is also flame-worked glass bent to reflect nature by heat.

Lino Tagliapietra

Hopi

Italy

Lino Tagliapietra became an apprentice glassblower at age 11 & was appointed as “Maestro” when he was 21. Each Tagliapietra piece is a de-facto encyclopedia of Muranese glassmaking techniques with bold colors & exuberant patterning.

In 1972, Tagliapietra visited Seattle for the first time & introduced students at Dale Chihuly’s Pilchuck Glass School to Venetian glassblowing. This cross-cultural collaboration influenced many American Contemporary Glass Artists.

Michael Taylor

Parabola #2 & #3. 2019.

USA

Michael Taylor’s exceptional career as an artist & educator spans forty years. His best-known body of work is his geometric glass sculptures. He works the glass cold, shaping, polishing, & laminating translucent colored and clear glass blocks using epoxy resin. Science & cultural futurism influence the approach of how he laminates his work.

Winnie Teschmacher

Winnie. Ma. 2016.

The Netherlands

Winnie Teschmacher started working with glass in 1980. She then studied sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rotterdam, continuing her journey in contemporary glass art.

Teschmacher challenges the boundaries for women who work in glass. She has her glass studio & designed for various glass companies and continues to perfect her concept & form through the glass material.

Teschmacher has gained an international reputation; her sculptures are reflective & invite the viewer into her imagined voids.

Ann Wolff

Moulding 1/6. 2013.

Sweden & Germany

Ann Wolff was one of the pioneers of the international Contemporary Glass Art Movement. In her 50-year career, the sculptor has repeatedly created works that make people contemplate.

Wolff has handled glass all her life. Her pieces are primarily monochrome, as they radiate calmness and strength. Ever-recurring themes predominant in her works are womanhood and habitation.

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