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Lucio Bubacco

Perhaps the most beautiful glass work I've ever seen

Blown and cast glass chandeliers, vases, figurines, and sculptures featuring the human form.

Lucio Bubacco is an award winning and world renowned master glass artist from Murano, Italy. With a career spanning several decades, Bubacco has developed a glass working style uniquely his own.

Lucio Bubacco was born on the beautiful island of Murano, near Venice, in April 1957. Commonly referred to as the Glass Island, Murano provided Lucio with the inspiration and techniques that have set him above and beyond his common contemporaries. He has given life to an art form uniquely his own using the traditional Venetian lampworking technique in which a blowtorch heats canes of glass. Lucio Bubacco is one of only a select minority who use the lampworking technique for true artistic expression. His incomparable work is proudly displayed in significant private and public collections throughout the world. Litvak Gallery is proud to handle the timeless works of such an unsurpassed virtuoso.

Lucio's immersion into glass art began when he was just a boy. Working beside an old craftsman, Bubacco began playing with glass and making small animal figures, beads, and tablets. When he was merely fifteen, he received his artisan's license and began promoting Venetian lampworking souvenirs. In 1980, he studied anatomical drawing with Venetian artist Alessandro Rossi. Lucio's steadfast fascination of human anatomy led him to experiment and explore ways of artistic expression that surpassed the technical limits of his craft. Whereas glass blowing is aesthetically pleasing simply due to the natural properties and form of heated glass, despite lacking any real definition, Bubacco has found a way to marry these two notions, to bring detail and form together, in the pursuit of artistic expression.

Bubacco's ability to breathe life into glass, puts him in high demand; anyone who's seen one of his pieces understands why immediately. His large, free-standing sculptures are worked hot and annealed during the process. This method of manipulating glass is completely unique in lampworking. Furthermore, Lucio's pieces are made from flexible, but fragile Murano soda glass canes instead of less-breakable Pyrex. Although his process makes the task of creating such beautiful art more difficult, the results speak for themselves. Never has glass art radiated so lifelike and magnificent.

Today Lucio Bubacco is considered a master of his craft. His technical knowledge and experience, combined with his natural aptitude for glass handling and artistry, have helped him transcend the limited confines of the "lume" process and catapulted him into a world-class artist. Lucio's work has been proudly displayed in over forty exhibitions, from Florida to Tokyo, in the last nineteen years. He has won several awards, including the famed Kristallnacht International Glass Competition in Philadelphia. He has been written about in various publications, always highlighting his outstanding achievements and unique sensibilities.

Catriona Campbell

Catriona Campbell was born in Dollar, Scotland in 1940. Her father, Ian Campbell, was an artist and art teacher and he taught Catriona the importance of observation and the absolute necessity of developing drawing skills.

Catriona Campbell studied art at Glasgow School of Art from 1957 ? 61. She was a student of David Donaldson and Mary Armour. She studied the art works of Degas, Uccello, Velazquez and Stanley Spencer and learned about how shapes and the spaces between them are vital to composition. The paintings of Scottish artist Joan Eardley also made a deep impression on her. She was awarded The Somerville Shanks Prize for Portraiture in 1959 and graduated in 1961.

Catriona Campbell combined teaching in various primary and secondary schools and then in special education in Edinburgh and Fife with bringing up two children and finally left teaching in 1981 to become a full time painter.

Catriona Campbell paintings display a continuing passion and interest in figure painting. She is an excellent observer of human situations. She also has a love and knowledge of horses, which often inform her subject matter. She works mainly in oils producing paintings rich in colour and depth.

Catriona Campbell has won a number of awards including the Founder's Prize and the Anne Redpath Award from the Scottish Society of Women Artists, and the Morton Fraser Award from Visual Arts Scotland. She was elected a professional member of the Scottish Society of Women Artists (now re-named Visual Arts Scotland) in 1986 and subsequently a professional member of Paisley Art Institute.

Tanya Wolski-Kazak

Tanya Wolski-Kazak

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Christilla Germain

Christilla Germain

Christilla Germain vit à Montréal depuis 2007

Originaire de Marseille en France, Christilla Germain a étudié l'art à Boston pendant deux ans. Principalement l'aérographie pour l'hyperréalisme très à la mode dans les année 80 aux États-Unis.
En 1984, elle part vivre en Guyane française ou elle étudiera divers types d’arts: mosaïque, céramique. modelage, collage, peinture sur verre et partagera avec bonheur ses connaissances avec de nombreux artistes.
Elle fait connaître ses oeuvres à travers des expositions collectives à succès réunissant aquarelles, céramiques, peintures acryliques et mosaïques.
Installée au Québec depuis 2007, elle poursuit son cheminement artistique à travers la rencontre d’artistes d’ici.

« La rencontre avec d'autres artistes a toujours été pour moi primordiale. Le plaisir de partager m'a amenée doucement à penser à cette exposition commune De la Couleur contre la Douleur, aidant par la même occasion les femmes victimes de violence conjugale, un sujet qui me tient profondément à coeur ».

Christilla Germain

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