Group Exhibition: Emerging Artists Show - Art Collector

Yusuke Takemura, Regeneration, 2012
Blown and hand carved glass, gilded gold and copper leaf. 30 x 50 x 30cm

Sabbia Gallery is pleased to present an extraordinary new talent Yusuké Takemura. Since graduating in 2006 from Kurashiki University, Japan, he has since completed his Masters in Studio Art at the University of Sydney. Awarded the annual Sabbia Gallery Exhibition Award for Ausglass in 2011, this talented artist promises to be someone to watch. Yusuké possesses a unique skill of being able to carve into his fragile blown glass structures, creating cut outs that allow light through the vessel and thus creating reflections of the forms under light. The glass is finely ground and highly polished to create a strong delineation between the edge of the glass and the body of the form. His work references the fragility of nature, history of form and the way light transmits through the organic sculptures.

'The presence of clear glass represents the remains from the past and the emergence of new beginnings. These significant events are defined by the forms structure and the meticulously cut holes. These elements create an optical illusion, as the glass appears to intertwine and twist in on itself from afar. This symbolises how we disregard history, even though it is clear that the world is undergoing environmental changes.'

Opening: 6-8pm Thursday 21 June
Exhibition closes: 14 July 2012
Location: Sabbia Gallery, 120 Glenmore Rd, Paddington 2021
Contact: 02 9361 6448

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