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Penumbra by Enemark & Thompson

12th September 2015

Penumbra by Enemark & Thompson
Since studying together at the Royal College of Art over five years ago, Hanne Enemark and Louis Thompson have worked together successfully on a number of commissions and personal projects, becoming increasingly aware of a common interest in the tension between chaos and order, fragility and strength, internal structure and external form. Their most recent collaborations, Panicum and Penumbra provided an opportunity for them to crystallise these ideas through a series of large scale, elegant pieces that combine their strengths and common interests as artists and makers.

In the Spring of 2015 Hanne and Louis were invited to be Artists in Residence at the prestigious Museum of Glass in Tacoma near Seattle. This opportunity allowed them to develop new works at a larger scale and complexity, taking their Penumbra Collection to new heights.

For this body of work they have referenced early Venetian glassmaking techniques by using a special hard white glass developed by the Venetians to achieve the very fine white lines of colour used in intricate decorative pattern making. The hardness and strength that characterises this white glass comes from a ceramic based material called Smalto. By using this age old glass recipe, Enemark & Thompson have forged a bond between the historical Venetian glassmaking tradition with their contemporary and playful approach to glass.

They have found that this more intuitive and performative approach not only results in a magical spectacle but in sculptures that embody their passion for this material with integrity and freshness.

Each piece is unique and range from 43cm to 70cm high

£4950 each

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