Artist

Should I mention works in glass that have had a big influence on me, it would be the early work of Bertil Vallien, which enthused me as a young artist. Quite different from most other glass artists at the time Bertil’s work affirmed to me that glass could indeed hold its own as an expressive, .....

Should I mention works in glass that have had a big influence on me, it would be the early work of Bertil Vallien, which enthused me as a young artist. Quite different from most other glass artists at the time Bertil’s work affirmed to me that glass could indeed hold its own as an expressive, artistic medium, a realization that was instrumental in my decision to delve into glass wholeheartedly.

While I cannot say that I have been directly influenced by any one artist (apart from my elementary school artist/art teacher, who most likely is responsible for my artistic path), there are multiple artists, contemporary and Pre-, whose work I both love and admire, and while I appreciate all artistic disciplines, I do feel more akin with artists who in their work, seek to challenge and to some extend- provoke, rather than to “merely” feed the needs and wants of a market.

The artists I mostly associate with, be they visual artists, recording artists, performers or actors, are those who show willingness to take risks, those who embrace change, ongoing exploration, show loyalty first to their work rather than to the wishes and wants of an audience, in other words, – those who feel at home at the peripheries of establishment, and prefer the challenge of survival in the jungle, rather than the comfort of timely warm meals in the zoo.

-Janusz Walentynowicz, 2018

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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