Artist

Bertil Vallien is a contemporary Swedish artist, best known for his uncanny, ethereal sandcasted glass sculptures. His works are mystical, coded representational forms that evoke the aesthetics of Primitivism, archeology, and ancient runes. Often featuring haunting faces or figural forms, Vallien’s sculptures are manufactured through an industrial process originally intended for metalworking, melding material with process .....

Bertil Vallien is a contemporary Swedish artist, best known for his uncanny, ethereal sandcasted glass sculptures. His works are mystical, coded representational forms that evoke the aesthetics of Primitivism, archeology, and ancient runes. Often featuring haunting faces or figural forms, Vallien’s sculptures are manufactured through an industrial process originally intended for metalworking, melding material with process in complex ways that hearken back to the Functionalism and the populist roots of Modernism. Born in 1938 in Sollentuna, Sweden, Vallien studied drawing early in his life at the Konstfack School of Arts, Crafts, and Design in Stockholm before pursuing an interest in ceramics throughout much of his youth. He entered the ceramics department at Konstfack in 1955 and subsequently pursued a career in industrial ceramic production, which lasted over a decade. Vallien’s work has gained international critical attention in recent years, leading to lecturing positions in the United States and Japan, and exhibitions at such institutions as Litvak Gallery in Tel Aviv and PAN in Amsterdam.

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Thank you for celebrating the first annual

Glass Art Fair!

We are honored to that you have taken the time to join us in a celebration of art.
The artists in this exhibition are sharing their work from around the world.
Grand Opening: November 1st | Exhibition continues to November 30th of 2020