Contemporary master glassmaker, Simon Berger speaks a singular
plastic language by exploring the material in depth. His material is
that of glass which he hammers, lacerates or cracks. The glass becomes
the support of an impact expression that plays with light and transparency.
Contemporary glass artist Simon Berger speaks a singular plastic language
by exploring the depth of his material, the glass that he pounds, or cracks
with a hammer. The window becomes the support of an expansion done by
impacts playing with transparency. The closer and briefer the blows, the
stronger the contrasts and the shades. In his hands, the hammer is not a
tool of destruction, but rather an amplifier of effects.
His lacerated portraits, sculpted in glass, bring the gaze into the
intricacies of transparent wounds that he calls “morphogenesis”. A pioneer
of this technic, his broken pieces evoke his fascination for faces,
especially women’s. With his work on window panes, the artist takes
ownership of reality, and probes the expressive copabilities of inert
materials destined for factories. His metallic paintings become canvases
where perceptions confront with interpretations.