Transformation in Glass
12 January – 27 February 2016 l WBB GALLERY l Invitation
Swiss glass-blower and artist Thomas Blank is an exceptional phenomenon. He combines 20 years of experience and extraordinary craftsmanship with a high sense of aesthetics and perfection. WBB GALLERY is proud to stage some of his most precious and beautiful glass objects in a solo exhibition titled «Vitrum varium». Loosely translated from Latin, «Vitrum varium est» means «no glass is like the other». As this depends on the materials used, the manufacturing technique, and the signature of the artist, this exhibition will also focus on the process of glass manufacturing and the transformation involved. One can, indeed, find analogies between glass art and human development. Glass artists are creators who breathe life into an amorphous mass by skillfully applying creative energy (heat and pressure), thus creating unique items that mirror a mental blueprint.