Three years after his participation as the sole representative of the important tradition of Italian glass art at the European Glass Festival of Wroclaw, European Capital of Culture 2016, the artist and glass maestro Silvio Vigliaturo returns to Poland for his first personal exhibition in a public museum institution in the country bathed by the Baltic Sea.
Starting from Saturday 15 June, the Muzeum Karkonoskie of Jelenia Góra will host a collection of thirty works, including glass sculptures and paintings, representative of the artist's most recent production. The rooms of the museum will act as a stage to the colorful and engaging narratives to which Vigliaturo gives life through his works, creating scenes whose protagonists are the majestic glass figures that made him famous throughout the world.
The viewer will find himself face to face with some of the most significant themes of the artist's poetics - Maternity, Angels & Devils, Deception, Generals, Music - personified in sinuous glass creations over two meters high , which catch the eye thanks to the mastery of the artist in making the bright colors and the light interact perfectly, taking advantage of the natural transparency of the material.
The sculptures will alternate with the swirling oil paintings, which testify to the dexterity of a clear-cut sign that weaves textures and volumes, cleverly combining abstraction and figuration, and drawing geometric spaces inhabited by bright and brilliant colors.
The Muzeum Karkonoskie of Jelenia Góra, a city located on the border with the Czech Republic and Germany, holds the most important collection of historical and contemporary glass art in Poland, and one of the most important in Europe, and, for the first time, with the exhibition Facts of Lights dedicates its spaces to one of the most internationally renowned representatives of contemporary Italian glass art.
In the autumn of 2019, the exhibition Facts of Light will be revived at the Glass Heritage Center in Krosno, in southern Poland.
FACTS OF LIGHT. Glass sculptures and paintings by Silvio Vigliaturo in Poland
Location: Muzeum Karkonoskie. Jelenia Góra, Poland Curator: Gabriela Zawila, Edyta Patro Period: From June 15th to August 31st, 2019 Vernissage: Saturday, June 15th, from 4pm