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  NEW GLASSWORKS
2017 - 19
 Photography  HERBERT TUSCHY    c. VAS
  
 
 
GW17-14   2019   mixed media / glass and acrylic on wood  131x182x11cm 
 
 
 
 
  
 
GW17-14   2019   mixed media / glass and acrylic on wood  131x182x11cm 
 
  
NEW GLASSWORKS
Between 1997 and 2003, I made a great many installations and sculptures of industrial glass - a medium difficult to handle but unique as to its
infinite esthetical possibilities. These works were regrouped and shown as « the glassworks ». The new glassworks that have been created in the
course of this year are a logical continuation of the initial series and draw on the technical experience I acquired during that period. 

REVERSE GLASS PAINTING 
by Leon Taveling (extract)
The technique of reverse glass painting consists in painting the back side of a glass panel which is then reversed so that the mirror image can be
viewed through the glass. This art form is known since the Middle Ages. During the 19th century, it became very popular in Bohemia, where
local artists used it under the name of « Hinterglasmalerei » for naïve paintings of mostly religious and pastoral motifs. If the traditional form of
reverse glass painting is exclusively figurative and executed with elaborate artisanal precision, contemporary artists have usurped the classical
technique to create brute work of industrial glass, inspired by minimalism and arte povera.Conform to this interpretation, Vles’ glassworks
freely play with light, transparency and reflexions to create an abstract and luminous oeuvre.  
 
GLASSWORKS ARCHIVES 
for an overview of the glassworks archives please go to https://goo.gl/photos/t2kdxM7C4ZjQBy8eA  (Enlarge picture by clicking on it.
More information can be found by clicking onthe « i » on top on the right side of the page.) 
  
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
glassworks  Installation view 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GW Solaris 8   2018   mixed media / glass and acrylic on wood  150x150x8cm
 
 
 
 
 
 
GW Solaris 5   2017   mixed media / glass and acrylic on wood  157x157x8cm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GW Solaris 10   2018   mixed media / glass and acrylic on wood  150x150x8cm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GW17/13   2018   acrylic / collage /glass on wood    80x100x5cmcm 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GW Solaris 9   2018   mixed media / glass and acrylic on wood    100x80x4,5cm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GW Solaris 3   2017   mixed media / glass and acrylic on wood    80x100x5cm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GW17/12  (black glass)   2018   acrylic / collage /glass on wood  diptych  143x100x5cm 
 
 
 
 
 
  
GW17/12  (black glass)   2018   (right panel) 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
GW Solaris 6   2017   mixed media / glass and acrylic on wood    100x80x4,5cm
 
 
 
 
 
 
GW Solaris 4   2017   mixed media / glass and acrylic on wood    195x60x6cm
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
GW Solaris 2   2017   mixed media / glass and acrylic on wood    80x100x5cm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GW Solaris 1   2017   mixed media / glass and acrylic on wood    80x100x5cm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
INTERIOR  VIEWS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GW Solaris 1   2017    nterior view
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
GW Solaris 5   2018    nterior view
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GW Solaris 3   interior view
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GW Solaris 2   interior view