W ramach Europejskiego Festiwalu Szkła w galerii Arttrakt prezentujemy Debiut Festiwalu: Maurice La Rooy "Doodles".

Maurice La Rooy ukończył grafikę w Mediacollege Amsterdam w 2012 roku. Nie interesowała go jednak etatowa praca grafika komputerowego – rozpoczął współpracę ze studiem Van Tetterode, gdzie nauczył się podstaw sztuki szkła.

W 2014, w ramach stypendium Aventurijn, wyjechał do USA i kontynuował naukę w Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA, USA, gdzie studiował z duetem Shelley Muzylowski Allen & Rik Allen. Tam zaczął rozwijać umiejętności rzeźbiarskie i nawiązał relacje z międzynarodowym środowiskiem artystów szkła.

Wspólnie z Luisem La Rooyem brał udział w wystawach w Arken Museum, Dania, 2015, oraz w Galeria Municipal de Sao Bras, Portugalia, 2015. Uczestniczył także w 14 wystawach zbiorowych w Danii, Holandii oraz Portugalii.

W 2015 dołączył do zespołu pracowni Gent Glas w Gandawie, Belgia, gdzie pracował z Johnem Moranem, artystą i współzałożycielem pracowni. Przez dwa lata udoskonalił swoje umiejętności rzeźbiarskie i szklarskie, dzieląc czas między pracę twórczą, free-lancing i udzielanie lekcji w dziedzinie szkła dmuchanego w Gent Glas. Obecnie pracuje głównie w Holandii i Belgii.

Zestawiając szkło z innymi materiałami, rozwinął swój niepowtarzalny styl. Używa sztuki figuratywnej jako narzędzia do krytyki współczesnego społeczeństwa, często nawiązując do śmierci i tego, w jaki sposób ją odbieramy.

Maurice La Rooy is making interesting and compelling work using glass as the starting point. His work has been evolving significantly over the past two years. He began working in glass at Van Tetterode studio in Amsterdam and though he does not have formal academic training in glass, he has travelled and taken many workshops and worked for many artists. I think Maurice is making a step towards a very different way of perceiving the materials than is traditionally thought of in the European glass movement/
John Moran
Glass gives me the option to translate my flat illustrations to a 3rd dimension. In the process of making glass it is literally as if the illustration is coming to life. After the cooling period of the glass the 3 dimensionalized illustration comes out of the oven and is reborn as sculpture. This is what remains the most fascinating part of working with glass.
Maurice la Rooy

MAURICE LA ROOY
Graduated from the Mediacollege Amsterdam in 2012 with a degree in Graphic Arts. After realizing that working behind a computer fulltime may not be the job he had dreamed of, he began working at the Van Tetterode studio where he learned the basics of glass making.
In 2014, he was awarded the Aventurijn scholarship to attend the Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA, USA, and study with Shelley Muzylowski Allen & Rik Allen, where he began to develop his sculpting abilities and become more intertwined with the international glass community.
He has participated in two two-person shows with Louis La Rooy, first at the Arken Museum in Denmark in 2015 and then at the Galeria Municipal de Sao Bras in Portugal in 2015, and in 14 group exhibitions in Denmark, the Netherlands, and Portugal.
In 2015 he joined the team at Gent Glas in Ghent, Belgium, working together with John Moran, artist and co-founder/operator at the studio. He has spent the last 2 years developing his sculpting and glass making abilities and splits his time between developing and creating his own work, free-lancing, and teaching all the introductory glassblowing classes at Gent Glas. Currently, Maurice works mainly in the Netherlands and Belgium.
Using a variety of materials in combination with glass, Maurice has developed a very distinctive style. His work is figurative in essence; portraying his opinions about and criticisms of modern day society, frequently returning to the imagery of death and the way we perceive it.

Info in English: http://europeanglassfestival.com/en/node/374

www.europeanglassfestival.com
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