lunes, 15 de marzo de 2010

Ulla Forsell







Ulla Forsell
es una de las pioneras del estudio de vidrio en Europa. Ella consiguió la fabricación del vidrio en su propio taller en el centro de Estocolmo desde 1974. Durante estas tres décadas ha combinado la toma de vidrio para uso en el hogar con una sucesión de obras de arte únicas, muchas de ellas vinculadas temáticamente, en cuestiones como jardines colgantes, cuadros, casas, frascos con botones, etc. Su trabajo se caracteriza por un estilo muy personal expresado en colores brillantes, pero sutiles - y, a menudo mostrando una(humorística) sensación de placer en su tarea.
Entre sus creaciones más recientes hay una serie de espejos que, en lugar de reflejar al espectador, atraen la atención en un interior brillante y misterioso. Estos "espejos" que se "construye" - como muchas de sus piezas escultóricas - de soplado de vidrio revestida de color que se ha desplomado y reflejadas de manera que reacciona a la luz de una manera que nunca se ha visto antes.
La luz y el color de la luz son preocupaciones naturales cuando se vive tan al norte como de Estocolmo. El arte Ulla Forsell muestra justo lo que un vaso medio milagroso es para el aprovechamiento de la luz, un estímulo para la mente y una alegría para los ojos.
Texto Marta Holkers 2003 "




Ulla Forsell
is one of the pioneers of studio glass in Europe. She has been making glass in her own workshop in central Stockholm since 1974. During these three decades she has combined making glass for use in the home with a succession of unique works of art, many of them thematically linked under such headings as Hanging Gardens, Boxes, Houses, Bamboo Groves, Jars with buttons, Heavenly Ladders and Rose Bamboo. Her work is characterized by a very personal style expressed in bright but subtle colours – and often displaying a (humorous) sense of delight in her task.
     Large circular iconic dishes have featured in many exhibitions over the years. In the spring of 1993 her first dishes with "three-dimensional" applications of flowers, fruits and leaves or mirror-finished fish were shown to wide critical acclaim. Yet another example of her ability to find ways of giving aesthetic expression to a sense of wonder at the way light plays on the forms of the natural world.
     Among her more recent creations are a series of looking glasses that, rather than reflecting the beholder, draw the eye into a shimmering and mysterious interior. These "mirrors" are "constructed" – like so many of her sculptural pieces - from blown, colour-cased glass that has been slumped and mirrored so that it reacts to light in a way that has never been seen before.
     Light and the colour of light are natural preoccupations when one lives as far north as Stockholm. Ulla Forsell's art shows just what a miraculous medium glass is for exploiting light; a stimulus for the mind and a joy to the eye.
     Text Märta Holkers 2003'