ZUBER


Zuber is an artist descending from the Studio Glass movement, developed from the United States in the sixties and radiating out to Europe in the seventies and eighties. In this context, he apprehends glass without denying its tradition, while giving it an expression other than functional.

His sculptures highlight essential pictorial elements ; they take advantage of the transparency of glass, one of its fundamental qualities.

A dense and continually enriched iconography moves the imagination of the sculptor. Through his dynamic and colorful compositions, Zuber deals with the modern world from many aspects. All the persons, animals and objects finally create a completely dreamlike universe everybody is free to interpret according his own sensibilities.

Technically, Zuber points out, there is nothing new, even if his technique benefits from a higher degree of mastership acquired through a long practice. Creation remains in the choice of the scenes (fantastic animals with various expressions), and finally in the shape given beforehand to the bloc of glass.

While the sculptures of Zuber seem to be easy to read, they implement, however, different superposed pictures. Inside the main shape various elements settle and create other images which multiply inside a space which could be called « the frame ». Their meaning becomes diversified by the optical effects of the crystal. His sculptures strike by their force, mainly due to the contrast of bright colors and transparencies, to the dynamics created by the cut, and at last by a sensitive staging.

Seen as a whole, his creations are a stunning inventory of discovery and surprise, of optimism, often unexpected, but always thrilling and exuberant.

       
     
       
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