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Form - Blue Wind

Blue Wind

  • Object:

    Form

  • Place of origin:

    Bratislava (made)

  • Date:

    2006 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Leššo, Oliver, born 1973 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colourless, clear optical glass and layers of cold-fused, light blue lead-glass, cold-bonded with resin, cut and polished

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the artist through the Plateaux Gallery

  • Museum number:

    C.97-2011

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Oliver Lesso (b. 1973) studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava, Slovakia from 1993 to 1999.
Working as an independent glass artist in Bratislava, he makes geometric sculptures, using fine optical glass and fused coloured plate-glass, cut with great precision. Lesso uses the reflective qualities of the polished surfaces of the optical glass to mirror the patterns created by the fused coloured layers. Through these internal reflections, the boundaries between internal and external space become confused. When the viewer moves around the piece its appearance constantly changes.

Physical description

Geometric glass form with triangular section; the base is cut at an angle so the piece is leaning towards one side; the piece is constructed from two halves which are bonded together with resin; one half is made of colourless, clear optical glass, the other has horizontal layers of fused, light blue lead-glass, separated by small air bubbles; this gives the appearance of a pattern of feathers being trapped within the blue glass; this patterns is internally reflected on the surfaces of the colourless optic glass and the reflections change when the observer moves around the object; all surfaces are cut and polished.

Place of Origin

Bratislava (made)

Date

2006 (made)

Artist/maker

Leššo, Oliver, born 1973 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Colourless, clear optical glass and layers of cold-fused, light blue lead-glass, cold-bonded with resin, cut and polished

Marks and inscriptions

'ol leššo 2006'
Oliver Leššo, made in 2006
Engraved.

Dimensions

Height: 41 cm, Width: 23 cm of the straight section, Depth: 5.5 cm

Object history note

Shown at an exhibition at Plateaux Gallery at Thomas Goode & Co, 19 South Audley Street in 2009

Descriptive line

Form, geometric glass sculpture made of colourless optical glass and fused, layered light blue lead-glass, by Oliver Leššo, Bratislava, Slovakia, 2006

Labels and date

Oliver Lesˇsˇo (born 1973)
Form
2006
Oliver Lesˇsˇo is interested in working within the interior space of glass, exploring depth, reflection and refraction. This simple form consists of two halves bonded together. The clear half, made of optical glass, reflects the internal feathery pattern of the blue glass.
Slovakia (Bratislava)
Colourless, clear optical glass and layers of fused, light blue lead-glass, cold-bonded with resin, cut and polished
Museum no. C.97-2011. Given by the artist through the Plateaux Gallery [1/4/2015]

Materials

Glass

Techniques

Cold-cut; Polished

Categories

Glass

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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