About the artist - en Welcome to the International Art Exhibition Working theme 2022: Light, transparent, reflection, colour Friday 24th June - Sunday 25th Sep. 2022; Fri., Sat., Sun. & Public holidays 13:00 - 20:00
Glass Fusing and firing glass beads using torches (RhinoVerre)
Diane & Denis Susswein:
They received an introduction to torch glass by Septy Bechou, fusing and thermoforming by Véronique Duterne.
Glass is a material that breathes lightness. Translucent sculptures come to life in its environment, in a relationship of mutual enrichment with the surrounding nature. The luminosity of the landscape, the sun rays, the rhythms of the days and the seasons interact with the colours of the artwork.
Starting with the creation of a sculpture, the artist is obliged to imagine the work in its environment.
Fusing consists of cutting, assembling and superimposing coloured glass plates. Afterwards the composed piece is put in the kiln for 'fusion', it often creates an unexpected result.
The fusing pieces exhibited in 'The Enchanted Garden 2021' were created to bring light and colour in the green spaces. The artworks can also be hung on walls or even better before windows to create coloured light in the rooms.
Torch beads, - a meticulous, high temperature technique developed in Murano - Venezia, - is used to create the small rhinoceros. The bead is first formed around a mandrel. Points, stitches, stems are added, and when the elongated bead is finished, there is still the delicate work of attaching the legs, head, eyes, ears, horns and nostrils. The last addition will be the tail.
Each rhino is unique in form, technique, colour. The result sparkles in the sun.
The 1300 'RhinoVerres' of Denis Susswein form a colourful and playful family.