Since 2001, Tora Urup is showing a particular interest in exploring the visual effects obtained within a series of circular glass sculptures. Urup’s investigation into the specific role played by color and material in our perception of volume and space reveals the artist’s interest in altering archetypes like the glass bowl into dreamlike objects. The interior volumes of these trompe l’oeil sculptures seem to float independently of their exterior, and by the careful juxtaposition and treatment of cut and polished surfaces, Urup is creating a genuine illusion of a seemingly infinite and liquid space inside a physically restraint volume.
Mouthblown, handcut and polished glass
9 x 31 cm