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LAEGE COMPOSITION COBALT
This abstract optic glass sculpture is a scaled up version of the original Cobalt Composition, noteworthy for both its geometric shape and purity. Brzon uses pure optic glass, void of any defects, which enables its purity to shine through. The cuts and contours of the design enhance the colors of the piece allowing it to radiate cobalt blue hues of varying degrees depending on the light and angle through which one looks into the sculpture. This elegant geometric glass sculpture has distinct edges and points. Brzon polishes each piece meticulously to a high finish.
KANTAVRI ITSASOA VL - CANTABRIAN SEA
Basque Country artist Alberto Letamendi’s new diptych painting Kantavri Itsasoa Vl. This piece depicts people watching the large powerful September waves of the Cantabrian Sea.
Larisa Safaryan SUMMER RAIN
Tom Marosz 8" Glass Cube Dichroic
Koichi Matsufuji Seated Baby
Push Me Pousse Moi
Josse’s creative approach as an artist revels in the concept of his works through their effluence. His works are captivating, revealing motifs and enigmatic beings living life intensely in a beautiful ensemble steeped in nature. His paintings are impressive for their spectacular atmosphere and evocative colors, and for their tumultuous skies, where fantastical creatures enliven his works full of charm, dreams, reflection and bold effects.
born Czech Republic in 1982
1998-2003 The School of Glassmaking, Kamenický Šenov, Czech Republic (under Prof. František Janák and Pavel Trnka)
2004-2005 Sahaj Glass Studio, Prattsburgh, NY, USA
2005-2006 Assistant of Czecho-American artist Martin Rosol in Shelburne Falls, MA, USA, Assistant of artists Vladimíra Klumpar and Pavel Satrapa
2009, 2012 - PRISM Contemporary Glass, Chicago, USA - TransAtlantic Ties, Tomas Brzon and Chad Holliday Zwieseler Kolbl, Germany, - Art and Craft in Glass, Novy Bor, Czech Republic
2010 - Jean-Claude Chapelotte Gallery, Luxembourg
2013, 2014 - Czech Glass Masters, Moser art gallery, Czech Republic, - International Glass Art Biennial, Haacht, Belgium
2015- SOFA, Chicago, USA, Context Art Miami, USA
2016- Art Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Ai Bo Gallery, Greenwich, CT. USA
Gallery MERIDIAN, Prague, Czech Republic
Moser Art Gallery in Prague, Czech Republic
Plateaux gallery, London, UK
Gallery Creutzberg | Van Dun, Oisterwijk, Netherlands
Glass Gallery Broft, Leerdam, Netherlands
Gallery Sikabonyi, Vienna, Austria
Following in the footsteps of the centuries-old tradition of Bohemian glass making, Czech artist Tomas Brzon has reinterpreted and reinvented the process to create unique works for the modern world. Using innovative techniques combined with excellent technical skills, Brzon has elevated a tradition famous for its excellent cutting and engraving into contemporary works that take advantage of the material’s precise edges to play with the effects of light. He has mastered an aesthetic for one of the world’s most precious mediums and used it to produce abstract objects for remarkable results. Their simple geometric shapes are enhanced by the reflective quality of the glass and special techniques that take advantage of matt and polished surfaces. Brzon plays with the effects of light as it is reflected and refracted on the surfaces and captured by the angles of the sculpture itself. A minimalist aesthetic dominated by a geometric abstract approach to the formal properties that inform each work, results in the translation of shapes and forms into beautiful sculptural objects highlighted by luminous colors bathed in light. Each work takes on a life of its own with his distinctive approach to glass making. Particularly interesting about his work is the careful balancing of the shape itself to make a provocative statement that refutes glass as a fragile, breakable medium in need of a stable surface. Brzon’s works often appear to be precariously poised on cut edges to play with human perception and trepidation. A variety of forms ranging from the simple geometric to more dynamic and difficult characterize his glass art for its individuality and personal touch.
View works.Larisa Safaryan, Painting a Dream I, SOLD
Painting a Dream I, SOLD
Larisa Safaryan was born in Yerevan, Armenia. Larisa has never attended an art class. It's not a surprise, however, that she started creating after seeing the work of her father, Nairi Safaryan. She has a master’s degree in Psychology, and a second master’s degree in Public Management. These obviously have nothing to do with art. Her talent and passion for art resides inside her, until she beautifully displays it to the world through her carvings.
Larisa Safaryan claims that nature and people are her greatest inspiration. Without question, she is an innovator in what she does. Currently Larisa Safaryan lives and works in Los Angeles, California.
In 2016 Larisa Safaryan founded the Wood Symphony Gallery. Wood Symphony Gallery represents artists from around the world, focusing its efforts on the emerging field of fine contemporary wood art. To learn more about the gallery, please visit the Gallery website.
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View works.Larisa Safaryan
Larisa Safaryan's unique sculptures on egg shells are her subtle but direct expression of the joy, energy and emotionality that she carries inside her. Larisa Safaryan's work is delicate but intense, elaborate yet simple, harmonious and elegant. The spirit of innovation and excitement is at the heart of all that Larisa Safaryan creates.
The absence of the influences of a formal art school education gave Larisa Safaryan artistic freedom and opportunity to explore and develop her own techniques, and ways of expressing herself. Her sculptures depict human qualities and interactions, their motivations, emotions and needs. Safaryan chose an unconventional and fragile medium for her artistic expression. The medium as well as the method resonates with who she is as an individual - strong yet fragile, demanding surgical precision yet having ample room and freedom for creativity. The response we see in viewers upon seeing her works often ranges from disbelief, to curiosity, to amazement and elation.
Larisa Safaryan claims that nature and people are her greatest inspiration. Without question, she is an innovator in what she does. Larisa Safaryan lives and works in Los Angeles, California. Some people dream of beauty, Larisa Safaryan creates it.
Larisa Safaryan is also the founder of Wood Symphony Gallery. The gallery is committed to present to collectors, museums, educators and general public, the finest contemporary artists working in wood. Through gallery exhibitions, printed catalogs and ongoing documentation, the gallery endeavors to expand the boundaries of contemporary artistic practice and increase the exposure of work in this field. Today Wood Symphony Gallery represents artists from around the world, focusing its efforts on the emerging field of contemporary wood art.
Tom’s broad skill set has enabled him to create a number of large scale installations: The Vantage Pointe sculpture, a lit glass winged water feature standing over 18’ tall, is stationed at the entrance to downtown San Diego at the corner of 10th and A Street. Another, created for the Law School of British Columbia, spans 4 stories and features 450 suspended glass spheres. In 2013, Tom created and installed several glass features for the remodel of the Viejas Hotel and Casino. The largest of these features jumbo glass panels, fused in Tom’s massive kiln, weaved with colors and textures reflective of the Viejas Kumeyaay Indian culture. Aside from Tom’s public collections his unique sculptures are presently enjoyed in many private collections worldwide.
2019 – Palm Beach Art Show, Florida
2019 – Context, Miami
2018 – SOFA, Chicago
2018 – Boca Raton Art Show
2018 – Palm Beach Art Show, Florida
2018 – Context, Miami
2017 – Boca Raton Art Show
2017 – Context, Miami
2017 – SOFA, Chicago
2017 – International Art Show, Boston
2017 – ACA Fine Art Contest & Exhibit Cincinnati, OH
2017 – Cube Art Fair: The American Art Fair of Brussels, Belgium
2017 – Palm Beach Art Show, Florida
2016 – Art Hamptons
2016 - Palm Beach Art Show, Florida
2016 – SOFA, Chicago
2015 – SOFA, Chicago
2012 – People’s Choice Award, Southern California Glass Art Society
2011 – Public Art Installation at The Law School of British Colombia, Vancouver BC
2009 – Public Art Installation at “Vantage Pointe” San Diego CA
2007 – Solo Exhibition: Collectors Fine Art Las Vegas NV
2006 – Solo Exhibition: Collectors Fine Art of Kauai HI
2004 – Solo Exhibition: Artesia Vail CO
2004 – Solo Exhibition: Le Jardin Des Arts, Denver CO
2003 – Solo Exhibition: Artesia, Vail CO
2002 – Solo Exhibition: Reflections, Palm Springs CA
2000 – National Science Foundation Grant for Holographic Research
1997 – Public Art Installation at The Hilton San Diego Bay
1994 – Award of Merit, San Diego Art Institute
1993 – Best in show, San Diego Art Institute
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Tom Marosz's drive to test the limits of manipulating light began early on; teenage interests in photography and optics yielded early holography projects. His efforts were deemed so cutting edge during the 1960's that he ended up collaborating with the Navy Electronics Lab team in Point Loma. After 15 years of expert execution of glass construction and glass handling, Tom built upon his experience using cold working skills, cutting and polishing tools, and creating glass sculptures. Many of his current works are created using optic crystal, dichroic coatings and kiln fusing.
Koichi Matsufuji was born in Nagasaki in 1973. He studied glasswork at Aichi University of Education from 1991 and after graduating he went to U.S. by the support of a Pola Art Foundation Researcher Overseas Grant. He studied sculpture at Illinois State University, School of Art from 1998 and completed his master’s in 2001. He is currently living and working as an artist based in Toyama, Japan.
The surface of his most representative work, the Baby Series, is finished with ground glass. Depending on the way the light shines, the glass babies in these works are as beautiful as jewels. Koichi uses the lost-wax kiln casting glass technique. First, he makes the original form of the babies in wax, pours it in refractory plaster to create a mold and fills the mold with glass in the electric kiln. Koichi melts it at a high temperature of 900°C and lets it cool slowly over a number of days. He says that his works get a soul during the time they spend in the kiln as he takes the glass out of the kiln and carefully polishes it. He then inserts the babies’ eyes for the finishing touch.
2013 Gallery Cellar, Tokyo, Japan.
2010 Gallery Cellar, Tokyo, Japan.
2009 Gallery Cellar, Tokyo, Japan.
Selected Group Exhibitions
2016 “ Kohei Kishimoto and Koichi Matsufuji Exhibition ” Seto Ceramics and Glass Art Center, Aichi, Japan.
2013 “ Aichi Triennale 2013 ” in Choja-machi District, Nagoya, Japan.
2007 “ Young Glass 2007 ” Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Denmark.
“ 20/20 Vision ” Museum of Glass at Wheaton Village, NJ, United States.
“ Hot for Glass! Contemporary Art from L.A. Collections ” Main Art Gallery, California State University, Fullerton, LA.
“ THE 90’s ” Glasmuseum, Ebeltoft, Denmark.
“ Cutting Edge: Contemporary Art” Rockford Art Museum, IL, United States.
2014 The Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass, Wisconsin, United States.
2008 Brother Communication Space, Nagoya, Japan.
2007 Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Denmark.
2004 The Glass Furnace, Istanbul, Turkey.
2003 JR Echizen and Samurai Residence of the Old Uchiyama Family, Fukui, Japan.
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