The Beauty of Danger
Breaking it into shards, she arranges them, by the thousands, into simple geometric forms, which reflect and absorb light. The interplay between the light and the glass creates an ambiguity of perception. When viewed from a distance the objects seem to have a smooth surface with a mother-of-pearl sheen and can appear soft and fur-like, but up close they reveal themselves as sharp and menacing. Whichever position the viewer takes, the Gasch-Muche’s objects remain intangible and mutable in their surface and form. They are fabricated of glass on wood or canvas, but light is their catalyst. They seem to glow from inside or open into deep dark spaces, in which unknown, far away constellations sparkle.
艺术家简介 About The Artist
艺术家Josepha Gasch-Muche出生于德国萨尔州，一生屡获殊荣。早期，她师从于Boris Herbert Kleint教授。Kleint教授是德国包豪斯大学的教授，同时也是该校核心教师及理论家Johannes Itten的学生。包豪斯大学关于物体“物质性”的研究对Gasch-Muche的作品产生了显著的影响。她最初试验了很多材质，但1998年她开始用轻薄的工业用LCD玻璃进行创作。
Gasch-Muche毕业于位于德国萨尔布吕肯市的萨尔州艺术大学，她在那里学习了油画和素描。她曾获众多艺术大奖：2006年获欧洲当代艺术科堡玻璃奖、Bombay Sapphire奖、伦敦Bombay Sapphire基金会奖金，2007年获日本金泽国际玻璃展银奖。她的作品展出于德国杜塞尔多夫艺术宫博物馆、德国法兰克福应用艺术博物馆、瑞士洛桑Mudac当代应用艺术博物馆、纽约康宁博物馆、佛罗里达州珊瑚阁市洛尔艺术博物馆和俄亥俄州托莱多艺术博物馆。
Josepha Gasch-Muche is an award-winning artist who was born in Saarland, Germany. Early on she absorbed the teaching of her professor, Boris Herbert Kleint. Kleint was a Bauhaus member and student of one of the school’s core teachers and theorists, Johannes Itten. The Bauhaus explorations of the essential “materiality” of substances have had a marked influence on Gasch-Muche’s work. She originally experimented with other materials, but in 1998 started working with very thin, industrial liquid crystal display glass.
Gasch-Muche graduated from the Saarland University of Fine Arts in Saarbrucken, Germany where she studied painting and drawing. She is the recipient of several art awards, among them the 2006 Coburg Glass Prize for Contemporary Art in Europe, the 2006 Bombay Sapphire Prize, The Bombay Sapphire Foundation, London and the 2007 Silver Prize at The International Exhibition of Glass, Kanazawa, Japan. Her work is represented in the collections of the Museum Kunst Palast, Dusseldorf, Germany; Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany; Musée Mudac, Lausanne, Switzerland; Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY, the Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, FL and the Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo OH.