The dialogue between Murano and the world of glass art begins here by welcoming, in the exhibition spaces of LUAB 4.0, works by Murano masters and artists who have been creating glass artwork in different contexts. In fact our desire is to ignite the comparison between different artworks, to complement different creative languages, to investigate the production techniques of the glass works, with the aim of stimulating awareness in places outside Murano and Venice. The artists present in the gallery are selected for their interest in the glass material, to which they have entrusted their creativity in order to translate their artistic research into glass forms.
“I love drawing and creating images and sculptures with glass. These representations are so real that I could almost feel pain in my heart and find myself happy for creating what have been, up to that moment, eating up my soul. Mine is an artistic activity, a combination of pain and suffering, but which makes me live happily.”
“What are the limits of glass? Which form, which light can we aspire to? Going beyond, crossing borders and looking for something. Competing with the limits. This is my research. The metaphor of a life that is always on the move to know, experiment, create and finally return here, to Murano, where it all began.”
“Sharing, aggregating, giving, brotherhood. Our signs, our actions and acts of colour bring order to the silent forces of the soul and open a door to transition to the places and sounds of the absolute. Energies wrap around us and guide us in an ‘out there’ that actually leads us back into our deepest inner self.”
“I have never had and I still do not have now the presumption to work the glass but to simply indulge in it and leave it to him to shape me. Glass has been able to capture my best features in order to emphasize its own. We use each other with an unspoken agreement. With respect.”
Miriam Di Fiore
“Glass is an emotional matter without boundaries. It changes constantly, with the changing of the light, with the change of the point of view, like our mind, like our heart. My works are an illusion of eternity, virtual places to try to preserve what is constantly changing, what my eyes see in fragments of time.”