examining the boundaries of human perception, artist dylan martinez creates hyperrealistic sculptures that question reality. in ‘H2O/SiO2’ a series of glassblown sculptures made from molten glass look just like water-filled plastic bags.

these water-filled plastic bag sculptures are made entirely out of glass

all images courtesy of dylan martinez

 

 

influenced by traditional techniques, martinez takes a novel approach to glass making striving to achieve a contemporary approach. his curiosity in this subject matter is sparked by the fact that he was born red-green colorblind.

these water-filled plastic bag sculptures are made entirely out of glass

 

 

through my artwork, I create scenarios in which the viewer must question their capacity to navigate between reality and illusion‘, martinez artist statement reads of the plastic bag sculptures.H2O/SiO2 is entirely hot sculpted glass, which appear as bags of water. the trapped movement of the rising bubbles and the gesture of the forms convince the eye that the sculptures are just as they seem.’

these water-filled plastic bag sculptures are made entirely out of glass

 

 

martinez has an upcoming self-titled solo exhibition which opens at echt gallery in chicago on july 13. you can view more of the artist’s work on his website and instagram.

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