An artist who works with glass as his medium. This work is unique and does not fit neatly into any category. It is fine art, architectural, decorative and sculptural, all at the same time. Working with both abstract and figurative subjects, Yorgos breaks colours and textures sheets of industrial glass and then re-laminates them. The finished piece looks as if it would be very fragile, but in fact it is extremely durable. The inspiration for the technique Yorgos uses came whilst a student at the Royal College of Art in London. His “failed” kiln forming in a ceramics and glass class gave him an appreciation for breakages & crackling of the surface during the process. Today, hammers, bricks bullets and electric current are just some of his artist tools. ‘Glass is my canvas, hammers are my brushes,’ he says. And, in fact, his breathtakingly beautiful artworks are actually smashed sheets of glass that are treated with sandblasting, glass pigments, gold leaf, enamels, silicone gels & more.
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