A FINN IN THE GLASS PARADISE
Finnish painter and designer Markku Piri has designed works for the Glass Museum in Venice. Murano's master glassmakers, with whom he has worked for years, have executed these. The dialogue between shapes and colours is the result of research conducted on historical and artistic artefacts during his travels, and highlights his quest for aesthetic harmony. The exhibition showcases 90 artistic glass creations ranging from small sculptures to large installations. Standouts include a five-meterlong string of ‘giant beads' made in collaboration with Pino Signoretto, and his ‘Time Zone' works (see photo) created with master glass maker Matteo Tagliapietra, which interpret classic shapes based on a variety of techniques.
Markku Piri. Glass & Paintings A Finn in the glass paradise of Murano. Murano Glass Museum – Projects for a Room. museovetro.visitmuve.it
Markku Piri, Time Zones, with Matteo Tagliapietra. Photo: Flavia Barbini.