jaime hayon: testa mecanica at glasstress 2011
jaime hayon: testa mecanica at glasstress 2011
jul 12, 2011

jaime hayon: testa mecanica at glasstress 2011

‘testa mecanica’ by jaime hayon images courtesy of glasstress

madrid-born artist-designer jaime hayon has created ‘testa mecanica’ for glasstress 2011. translating from the spanish as ‘mechanical heads,’ this trio of handblown glass sculptures resemble whimsical cartoon heads with industrial gear-like forms inside. the vessels are mounted on wooden bases and are made up of spherical bodies with protruding, funnel-shaped ‘noses,’ each personified in a different color. together they exhibit an offbeat playfulness, acting as a contemporary application and interpretation of murano glass work.

jaime hayon: testa mecanica at glasstress 2011 detail

jaime hayon: testa mecanica at glasstress 2011 detail

jaime hayon: testa mecanica at glasstress 2011 detail

glasstress is a collateral event of the 54th international venice biennale, now in its second year after debuting in 2009. 
 conceived by adriano berengo, the exhibition collaborates with contemporary artists and designers from around the 
world to showcase their talent and creative expressions. the biennale and its collateral events are on view until november 27, 2011.

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