Renowned Venetian glass artist Massimo Micheluzzi, who is represented in many of the world’s leading museums, will present an exhibition of new work at the Willer gallery in London from 20 June until 14 September 2018. Micheluzzi’s exquisite work is much sought-after for its beauty, innovative use of colour, and his masterful and inventive interpretation of traditional Venetian glass-making techniques.
The new collection includes a series of monolithic, monochrome glass sculptures, referencing the massed volumes of mid-20th century to contemporary architecture. This is a new departure for Micheluzzi which has involved learning, exploring, and developing new techniques. Each piece has a clearly defined, robust structure, which contrasts with the fragility of the material itself. The materiality of the clear glass pieces is reminiscent of cool blocks of ice. The black and near-black are suggestive of volcanic rock. The forms themselves are architectural, built up of structural elements. The surface of some has been highly polished, of others less so, creating an unusual rough texture which significantly alters the perceived colour.
Also on show will be Micheluzzi’s new lighting pieces, including a chandelier and monumental wall and table pieces. As with his sculpture, the artist uses glass techniques he has not previously explored in this part of his work.