Artist

Working with glass is always also working with light. It is creating sculptures with the help of a transparent substance that on occasion does seem to be ghostly and not there at all. Then again, the light that falls through them lends mass and body and thus reality to what is only seen, but can .....

Working with glass is always also working with light. It is creating sculptures with the help of a transparent substance that on occasion does seem to be ghostly and not there at all. Then again, the light that falls through them lends mass and body and thus reality to what is only seen, but can never be touched. The works of James Turrell confirmed my insight into the volatility and changeability of “being there”.

From a quite different perspective, this same awareness comes to me when I look at the paintings by Francis Bacon. They show a variety of shapes that appear twisted and deformed by light but nonetheless with a very strong presence and a content that cannot be denied.

My works are in some sense akin to these fata morgana’s and hover on the brink between being and non-being.  More general, Anselm Kiefer “unreal” leaden books and his giant dreamscapes investigate a similar terrain. Direct inspiration for my own creations does not come from these artists but I experience a certain bond with them that transcends the boundaries of their respective works.

-Mari Meszaros, 2018

Join us!

Habatat Glass invites you to celebrate the
46th year of our International Glass Exhibition.

We are extremely proud to have founded the oldest and largest annual glass exhibition in the world.
Grand Opening: Saturday, April 28 at 8pm | Exhibition April 28- June 22