Christian Schmidt

Schmidt who works eagerly and steadily in Zwiesel / Bayer.Wald in southern Germany studied the techniques of engraving at the local glass school which was established in 1904. Today, there are only a few artists who practise this highly technical method with a long tradition that requires the skills of a consummate craftsman. He is one of the few young artists who searches for new ways of expression using this technique. Schmidt uses vessels of colourless transparent glass with ruby red, blue, yellow, or green overlays. Then, with a grinder, he engraves the outer surface, and within the small amount of thickness there is, makes an amazingly detailed three dimentional expression. Such grotesque looking human beings and animals, or monsters and other imaginary creatures resembling the paintings of Bosch and Arcimboldo are conspicuously drawn, loquaciously unfolding a fantasy filled with irony and satire.

 

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