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Hope of Light

A mosaic master turned “slab glass” master, for 30 years, Christophe Dénoux has focused on the balance between colour and shape in creating timeless work. Most commissions for these one-of-a-kind works have been from discriminating collectors around the world. With his particular desire to pursue perfection, each element of Christophe’s creation is never repeated and therefore every artwork is unique. Through his expertise and process Christophe has created a multi-faceted colour effect which both captures and refracts the light in many different ways. These sculpted layers of slab glass may appear static at first glance, however they evolve constantly as they change colour throughout the day according to the light and the elements in the background. In this way, the artwork is in perpetual motion, transcending the limitations of its framework. Even the reflections on the ground or the walls also show that the work does not stop at the object itself. In his sculptures, Christophe strives for the energy balance between shadow and light, stasis and movement, genesis and evolution. In releasing this energy imprisoned in each piece of slab glass, his exquisite artworks also free our imagination.

A mosaic master turned “”slab glass”” master, for 30 years, Christophe Dénoux has focused on the balance between colour and shape in creating timeless work. Most commissions for these one-of-a-kind works have been from discriminating collectors around the world. With his particular desire to pursue perfection, each element of Christophe’s creation is never repeated and therefore every artwork is unique. By combining these natural resources with artisan tradition, he aims to renew ancient techniques whilst giving them a contemporary appeal. Interpreting slab glass colours into a sculptural form, he uses dimension and colour to touch the viewer’s deepest emotions hoping to transport them in time and for all seasons.

These slab glass sculpture have been achieved by applying an ancient glass art technique. Shaped by a traditional hammer, it demonstrates the artist’s intimate relationship with his materials. The artwork is comprised of different colours of slab glass, each piece twenty millimeters thick and set in a dark matrix of resin. Through his expertise and process Christophe has created a multi-faceted colour effect which both captures and refracts the light in many different ways. These sculpted layers of slab glass may appear static at first glance, however they evolve constantly as they change colour throughout the day according to the light and the elements in the background. In this way, the artwork is in perpetual motion, transcending the limitations of its framework. Even the reflections on the ground or the walls also show that the work does not stop at the object itself. In his sculptures, Christophe strives for the energy balance between shadow and light, stasis and movement, genesis and evolution. In releasing this energy imprisoned in each piece of slab glass, his exquisite artworks also free our imagination.

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Date:
9 - 22 May 2019
Venue:
Room S510, Block A, PMQ
Address:
Room S510, Block A, l PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong
Tickets:
Free Admission
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