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Contemporary glass art: transboundary and personality.
Towards pure aesthetics
The art of glass here refers to the creation of non-functional and aesthetic enjoyment. Since the end of the qing dynasty, the development of the domestic glass industry has entered the era of great industrialization, which is mainly produced by the utility industry. During a long period of time, glass art was in a state of depression. In addition to the vitreous vessels necessary for life, traditional handmade glass vases and accessories, which rely on exports, also began to slump in the late 1950s. The so-called decorative glass in the modern market is accomplished by painting or transparent sculpture, and it is more practical than artistic.
The real rise of modern glass art in China began in the 1980s. After entering the new century, the domestic many colleges and universities such as tsinghua university academy of fine arts, Shanghai university academy of fine arts has successively established glass art studio, started the Chinese glass art academic creation. In the west, there is a rich background of glass art and culture. Therefore, they have many art colleges and universities to offer glass education courses. Glass studio movement in the 1960 s the United States is a glorious eruption, glass with non-functional sculpture form for the first time in public, artist glass form from traditional vessel class extends to the infinite possibility. Subsequently, the glass studio model was quickly spread across Europe and around the world as it entered the royal college of art. From then on, the glass has broken away from the industrial production mode, with a new vitality and expressive art college art education into the glass culture spread around the world, also has created a large number of glass artist.
At the same time, the artists in the fields of ceramics and metalwork also began to conduct in-depth research on materials, making all creative activities become public statements. As a part of modern art, glass art is particularly eye-catching. Glass artists use the language of glass to express design elements, which combine allegorical and aesthetic feeling into a new development trend. As the glass studio pioneer Harvey Littleton said: "the creation of contemporary artists, is continuously explore and standards and the definition of the current question in the past, in the process of material and find new expressions. Even the discovery process itself is a result. Although physical and chemical knowledge can be applied to glass to extend the possibility of artist creation, it does not produce art. Through endless creative exploration, we gradually discover the essence of glass and convey the rich inner world of the artist.
Dazzle bright start
The vigorous development of glass art in Chinese art institutions is also related to the idea of modern cultural communication, that is, to always adhere to the exchange of ideas and knowledge and beliefs, and to be committed to the wide spread of cross-cultural communication. If glass art rises to the level of theory and methodology, it rises to the level of thought and rises to the level of people and society. Every discipline is interlinked. With the development of contemporary art, diversified forms of expression occupy the mainstream. Contemporary art language has breakthrough traditional sort such as oil painting, sculpture, photography, new devices, behavior, environment, development of new media art forms such as, decades of glass studio movement seems to be popular is now being lashed by the concept of contemporary art.
Recently, founded in 2010, Shanghai museum of glass are held a device called the "boundary" of glass art, shows the recent a few artists continuously break through the boundaries of glass language and by the visual image extension infinite realm of artistic practice. Because they are also "aware that art is an open, dynamic category, a mental process of understanding. The boundary of contemporary glass art has expanded to the fields of sociology, psychology and even politics, so that glass art is no longer simply 'watching', but reading, understanding and thinking. Some of the exhibits have been freed from the pure modeling restrictions of glass sculptures, which combine the space light, visual touch and audio video, and cause the audience to think.
Nowadays, for it is by no means a sculpture exhibition, contemporary art, you will often find that the glass art, glass and other materials mixing, such as stone, cement, wood, metal, or directly combined with the environment. Materials and technology are just tools, people are more willing to understand what the artist is thinking, what ideas are expressed, and what resonate with the viewers? I think the change of this trend will gradually affect the development of glaze gift design and architectural glass decoration. Because the aesthetic of The Times has a stage, the pursuit of individuality is a reflection of social progress, let us pay attention to the development of contemporary glass art together!