Antoine Pierini - Sculpture - glassblower
Antoine Pierini was born in Antibes in 1980 into a family of artists. Pioneers of "Studio Glass Mouvement Français", his father, Robert Pierini, his uncle and aunt Alain and Marysa Begou, or Xavier Carrère, his cousin, are among the most famous French glassmakers, and have put the work of blown glass in the spotlight in the years 1980 to 2000.
During his adolescence, Antoine observes the small world of glass through exhibitions and travels. At his father's school, he acquired the basics of the technique and gestures of blown glass and discovered the pleasure of mastering this fusion material.
The future artist continues his training through practices, residencies and receptions in various workshops of artists, museums (MusVerre Sars-Pottery France, Museum Of Glass Tacoma USA) and international art centers (Pilchuck USA, Cesty Skla Ways of Glass Czech Republic), travels and encounters with the biggest names in glass like Dale Chihuly, Lino Tagliapietra, Davide Salvadore, Martin Janecky, Preston Singletary ... Antoine Pierini enriches and refines his artistic vision.
In a refined style, the artist approaches a sculptural universe. His art and his passion for glass are expressed by imagining fascinating works both in their colors, their forms, inspired by the heritage left by Man.
His approach is inspired by the Mediterranean cultural heritage.
"My works invite to travel in space and time, and want to be alive. My wish is that they can challenge and interrogate the viewer in order to give birth to intense emotions."
His concept "Contemporary Remains" is inspired by the forms revealed by archeology, in search of a lost world and one that remains to come.
The history of Antiquity, despite its conflicts and incessant wars, has left us with an immense cultural, philosophical, scientific, artistic and religious heritage.
For example, this period owes the invention of writing, which has played a very important role in the transmission of knowledge and exchanges in general.
Antoine Pierini's works reflect the poetry and the discourse of the mythological and legendary stories with the codes and the language of modern society, for that he uses all the means at his disposal, all his know-how of craftsman and all his artistic sensitivity.
Every day throughout the year.
Closed on Sunday.
Antoine Pierini's work can be seen at the Centre du Verre Contemporain, open in summer (April to September) from 10am to 1pm and from 3pm to 6.30pm, and in winter (October to March) from 10am to 12.30pm and from 2.30pm to 6pm.
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