Bertil Vallien

Head: Dreamer (Paperweight)

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$372.00
Description - Artist & Artork

Bertil Vallien is a Swedish glass designer and ceramist, a world artist with a huge track record. Working primarily in glass, Vallien has developed a unique idiosyncratic style of sandcast glass sculptures, often depicting boats and heads. Vallien deals with the existential, by filling the works with symbolic messages. His imagery sets us viewers in motion. It will be a suggestive meeting. Like dreams that want to speak to us. Which possesses a presence, which is nevertheless difficult to grasp and decipher.

Vallien is one of the world's foremost glass designers and is represented around the world and has been awarded the "Visionaries Award Museum of Art and Design" in New York in 2001. He was appointed an honorary doctorate at Växjö University (the Linnaean University).

Height: 12 cm
Length: 15 cm

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SKU: 7091733

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BERTIL VALLIEN, ONE OF THE WORLD'S LEADING GLASS DESIGNERS

Bertil Vallien is a world-renowned Swedish glass designer and ceramicist with a long record of accomplishment. Vallien works primarily in glass and has developed a unique idiosyncratic style of sandcast glass sculptures. Often depicting mythical boats and heads.

85 YEARS YOUNG - 60 YEARS AT KOSTA

In 2023, Bertil Vallien turns 85 and at the same time celebrates 60 years of working at Kosta and has created an exclusive collection that reflects his great artistic work. On April 1st, several new works from the Swedish master of glass art will be released and the collection will be replenished during the rest of the year.

TO THE ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION

BERTIL CAPTURES AND CREATES STORIES IN ART GLASS

Bertil uses figures, metaphors, and symbols to create a story in the glass. Often the boats are the shell where the art's story unfolds. The boats symbolize movement and freedom. The glass art gives a feeling of knowing or not knowing where you are going.

THE BOATS ENCOURAGE TONES OF THE SUBCONSCIOUS

If you try to catch, hold, and analyze them, they become slippery and slip away. Like dreams. The sleek boats have glided across the world with their messages and aroused wonder for almost three decades. Loaded with symbols and secrets frozen in the glass art, they whisper to us about the existential.

INTERNATIONALLY CELEBRATED

WINNER OF "VISIONARIES AWARD" AND HONORARY DOCTOR

Bertil Vallien is represented around the world and has been awarded the "Visionaries Award Museum of Art and Design" in New York, 2001. He has been honored as an honorary doctorate at Växjö University (the Linnaean University).

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