List of artworks by artist ZUBER
Biography of CZESLAW ZUBER
Born in Poland in 1948, Czeslaw Zuber obtained a diploma in Fine Arts in 1974, ceramics and glass section, initially aiming at the design of industrial tableware.
After receiving a special jury prize at a Polish glass art exhibition in 1981, Zuber Verrier arrived in France in 1982.
THE ITINERARY OF A CONTEMPORARY MASTER GLASS MAKER leads to the Galerie le Cube Vernet in Avignon
From the Studio Glass movement, which moves art glassware from the factory to the artist's workshop, from luxury crafts to contemporary creation, promoting its exit from the utilitarian and the creation of unique works, On his arrival in France, Czeslaw Zuber visited the recycling center of a resistant glass factory: he became one of the first to break 800 kilogram blocks of glass together, to engrave and paint the pieces obtained, working cold. In 1985 he won the Special Jury Prize at the International Glass Exhibition in Coburg (Germany), then in 1992 won the gold medal from the prestigious American Interfaith Institute. Zuber Artist is one of the big names in contemporary glass today.
CZESLAW ZUBER BETWEEN TECHNICAL MASTERY AND EXPERIMENTATION, to be seen at the Galerie le Cube Vernet in Avignon
To break with a sledgehammer or a diamond saw huge blocks of crystal is to break with the idea that human beings have complete control over glass. Zuber Verrier then polishes, engraves and hollows out the chosen piece with a sandblast before painting it. He had to invent a special paint, mixed with a mysterious product that protects it from light, to obtain good resistance over time while avoiding excessive opacity which would harm the transparency of the glass. Discovery and experimentation are driving forces for the artist, who tried to marry glass and granite, to decorate his pieces with oil paint (too opaque) and even produced a series of bronze pieces acquired by artists. Japanese collectors. The material-glass, to become a work of art, requires a work in mixed media, which does not displease the plastic artist, designer, sculptor, painter, ceramist and illustrator that is Zuber Artist.
THE NAIVE ART OF ZUBER VERRIER INVESTS THE COMPLEXITY OF MATERIAL at the Galerie le Cube Vernet in Avignon
Naive Art or Art Brut? Perhaps the two need to be mixed to cope with the complexity of glass as an art material. Imaginary living beings, colorful phantasmagoric bestiary in which the convolutions of an animal's tail make an eye, the trunk of a palm tree makes a nose, all resulting in an exuberant head which comes alive thanks to the play of light through the crystal and optical effects produced. Power, strength, exuberance, Czeslaw Zuber's abounding imagination produces different paintings that give birth to multiple images in this material as solid as transparent. The art lover in possession of a Zuber Artist sculpture will easily find where to display it: these expressionist, optimistic and colorful heads can find their place from the veranda to the child's room.
Czeslaw Zuber's sculptures can be found in a large number of museums, including the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, and are exhibited across the world, from Europe to Asia to the two America