shattered glass sculptures by daniel arsham shattered glass sculptures by daniel arsham
nov 06, 2012

shattered glass sculptures by daniel arsham

shattered glass sculptures by daniel arsham detail of ‘thinking glass figure’ by daniel arsham




cross-genre new york-based artist and set designer daniel arsham has expanded his eclectic scope of works with his latest sculptures made entirely from shattered glass. the pieces chiefly focus on depicting the human form – each one pensive, still and surreal – an almost stoic quality contrasting the fragile associations connected with the artwork’s ingredients. the abstract body of work is homage to arsham’s mastery in medium, case in point of his prowess in merging form and material in a considered and meaningful way. some of the pieces are able to be seen at pippy houldsworth gallery in london until the 17th of november, 2012.

‘thinking glass figure’, 2012 broken glass, resin

detail image of ‘the explorer’

detail of ‘seated glass figure’, 2012

‘seated glass figure’, 2012 broken glass, resin

‘grey glass camera’, 2012

  • it would be really interesting to see one of these sitting in the middle of May Lin’s installation at the Wexner

    dbkii says:
  • Looks like sugar, for me – which made it more beautiful, can you believe it?

    vania brazil says:
  • a little levi van veluw for you?

    Mark Dorf says:
  • This is amazing…

    LuisEfe80 says:
  • To Hot Glass purists, this is called “Pate de Verre” or “paste of glass”, only when done the traditional and much more difficult way the sculpture is melted together using heat instead of being held together by a resin binder.

    Been done before (and with much more honest and reputable technique) by many Masters over the ages. This is just a dumbing-down of what should be a purist art-form.

    But who has time to really master anything complicated these days anyhow?


    Gruntsteak says:
  • Hey mr grumpy Gruntsteak
    whatever happened to lets experiment with new stuff and come up with interesting ideas?

    your opinion is a bit like saying if something is easy it’s not valid- (why should life be hard?)
    Even the honest and reputable techniques practiced by the masters were once new and experimental and when you see a master at work – dont they just make it look so easy?

    I think the sculptures look great
    just my opinion though 🙂

    matthew says:
  • im with Gruntsteak, i saw this in person and i thought it was ass. it just looks like a young sculptors ideas of art but leaving graduate school with pseudo enigmatic techniques.

    Zara says:
  • Amazing sculptures says:

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