Dark Silence In Suburbia

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Sibylle Peretti


Dorothea's Leg, 2013. Glass, crystal, 16 x 4 x 4".

Snowchild2, 2012. Cast white glass, 8 x 48 x 14". Private collection.

Thaw, 2012.  Cast white glass, hot sculpted glass, 18, 26, 8".

Unicorn, 2012. Cast white glass, hot sculpted glass, 6 x 23 x 6".
Parrot Girl, 2012. Cast clear and white glass, engraved, painted, 18 x 14 x 10". Private collection.

Virginia Dare, 2013. Glass, 11 x 23 x 10".

Wunderkind, 2011. Cast white glass, hot sculpted glass.

The Squirrel, 2010. Cast glass, plaster. Private collection.

Genie and Victor Portrait Series, 2012. Porcelain, 18 x 10 x 6".

Two Genies, 2008. Porcelain, 18 x 28 x 10".

Anthony, 2007. Cast glass, 15 x 10 x 7". Private collection.

Feet, 2008. Porcelain, 6 x 69 x 10".  Private collection.

Children of the Sea, 2009.  Cast glass, 16 x 24 x 12".

Pearl Collectors, 2008.  Cast glass, plaster, 15 x 22 x 10". The Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY.

Twins, 2010. Cast glass, 18 x 24 x 10" Private collection.

Coral Girl, 2008. Glass, 18 x 11 x 8".

Homeless, 2012. Bronze, wood, 12 x 9 x 8".

Pillow, 1999. Bronze, rabbit fur, 20" diameter.

Sophie, 2002. Cast glass, glass eyes, 12 x 17 x 13".

2 Dimensional Works

Sight, 2013. Mixed media on plexiglas, 22 x 60 x 2".

Dew, 2012. Kilnformed glass, engraved, painted, 38 x 36 x 0.5".

The Kite, 2012. 2-dimensional, 24 x 43 x 0.5".

The Beekeeper, 2011. Mixed media on plexiglas, 64 x 38 x 0.5".

Under Water, 2011. Slumped glass painted, 18 x 28 x 2".

Vallete, 2008. Mixed media on glass, 10 x 6".

Making Birds, 2008. Mixed media on glass, 24 x 10".

Lilian, 2011. Mixed media on plexiglas, 57 x 76 x 1".

Silent Children Series, 2000-10. Mixed media on glass, 12 x 12 x 1".

Arms, 2009. Mixed media on glass, 67 x 27 x 1.5"

Cherry Blossoms, 2010. Mixed media on slumped glass, 36 x 23 x 2"

Victor, 2010.

Artist biography (from her website)

In Germany I grew up in an environment surrounded by traditional glassmaking. The nature of this craft was focused on skills designed towards the production of high-end decorative and functional glass objects
Trained as a glass designer at the State School for Glass Making in Zwiesel Germany, I learned the techniques of enameling, engraving, cutting and designing glass. I was given the skills necessary to embellish a functional object with a sense of wondrous beauty. At the same time I felt the limitation of this process. I wanted to push the material further, I needed to find my personal voice in the craft and the vision I had of the purpose of these skills. I studied sculpture and painting at the Fine Arts academy of Cologne. There I discovered the freedom to translate my artistic visions in glass, which were supported and enforced by using the craftsmanship I acquired from the school of design.
Although my studies at the academy in Cologne were artistically open, I chose to continue working in glass but in a context more suitable to the philosophies of the fine arts. The fragility and translucency of the material afforded me an added dimension, an extra layer to enhance my ideas of humanities temporal existence. Glass allowed me an expression deeply connected to my vision. Beneath the surface, I could produce a mysterious world, a dreamlike atmosphere where connections are tenuous and brittle. Most of my work in Germany explored that dialogue between idea and material, between creating layers of meaning and the object. Glass was that magic canvas that connected it all together.
Although I feel that my vision is similar today to when I was in the academy, my skills towards the realization of that vision have increased. I have been fortunate to receive a number of residencies in various cities and countries that have been influential in my work. I began to work in cast glass at one of these residencies and have continued using casting until now. I have also been fortunate to work in cast porcelain using that material to produce life-size figures. 


Monday, April 29, 2013

Olaf Hajek

Olaf Hajek was born December 12, 1965 in Rendsburg, Germany, along the Northern frontier to Denmark. Though he was born in Germany, he was raised in Holland before attending art school.

Hajek uses folk culture, mythology, religion, history, and geography to explore the opposition between imagination and reality within our culture.
Born in North Germany, Hajek splits his time between his homeland, London, and New York. Originally studying to be a graphic designer, Olaf switched to illustration and taught alongside the likes of Punk fashion legend, Vivienne Westwood. He quickly gained a following for his bold combinations of color, texture, and strong themes, and his success led to illustrating numerous advertising campaigns, art shows, clients, and awards. (in Wikipedia)

Olaf Hajek is represented by Berstein & Andriulli