Santa Fe, NM (PRWEB) June 09, 2012
Pippin Contemporary Fine Art Gallery welcomes new artist, glass sculpture Thoryn Ziemba, to their gallery starting June 2012.Thoryn Ziemba is an exciting newcomer to the Santa Fe glass scene. As a student of Paul Marioni – a Studio Glass Movement Founder – Ziemba carries on the medium and tradition. The Studio Glass Movement Celebrates its 50th Anniversary. Pippin Contemporary is featured company on Hutton Broadcasting radio stations and a business listed on the SantaFe.com business directory.
In 2002 Thoryn began working as a glassblowing assistant, an experience that helped him realize glass as a sculptural medium and sparked a deep curiosity in the art form. In the summer of 2010, Thoryn was the recipient of The Windgate Fellowship Award and moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico. He now resides in both New Mexico and Texas.
Thoryn's aesthetic is rooted in the graffiti and street art movement utilizing line and color for the dramatic effect on form. “Although I have spent the majority of my life living in a suburban landscape, the exotic pull of the city has held sway. The urban scene was initially interesting due to my extrinsic relationship with it, but it soon became an elemental part of my artistic expression.”
Thoryn has been the cold shop coordinator at the Pilchuck Glass School in Washington State, an international center for glass art education. “Though I spent the majority of my time working in the cold shop for the school, I had a breakthrough in my own creations,” Thoryn exclaimed. He spent much of his time with good friend and mentor, Paul Marioni, one of the Fathers of the Studio Glass Movement. “Paul continues to amaze and enlighten me, every moment I spend with him I grow as an artist.” Thoryn Ziemba states “Life is fragile, everyday is a gift.”
“I work very intuitively with the glass to allow a conversation to develop between the vessel and myself. Given the properties of hot glass, I must make creative decisions in a quick and decisive manner. The cold shop is the time for thoughtful reflection. I let the glass swim in my subconscious before making crucial decisions about its future. I was taught to use glass, as a hot material, in the form of the vessel. Right away I had trouble with the need for someone to put things in the work. Exploring ways to remove functionality, led me to the subtractive process in sculpture. It seemed natural for me to remove in order to reveal the form beneath. It was romantic in some strange ‘16th Century Italian guy with a chisel’ way; more importantly I felt an internal response that brought me back to work again and again.”
“Some might say I am on a journey for craft. In the beginning, I wanted to make something. I wanted the world to stop and there be just this one thing; a thing that I had created and understood,” envisioned Ziemba.
About Pippin Contemporary Fine Art Gallery:
Pippin Contemporary's artists are selected for their energetic vivid color and tactile expressions of abstract art. Our artists are committed to abstract work, creating expressions that are from the imagination, expanding the realm of possibility beyond the normal perception of what is real. The passion our artists feel about their artwork and how that passion translates creates an element of surprise.
Aleta Pippin founded Pippin Contemporary in 2011, focusing on abstract art which offers the viewer a venue through which to access their emotions and transport themselves to their interior worlds.
Kristin Johnson – Gallery Director
125 Lincoln Avenue - Santa Fe, New Mexico - 87501
Tel: 505.795.7476 Email: pippincontemporary(at)gmail(dot)com
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