The Maestro: Lino Tagliapietra at Sandra Ainsley Gallery

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THE MAESTRO

LINO TAGLIAPIETRA AT S A N D R A AINSLEY G A L L E RY / MAY 13 - JULY 3, 2017


LINO TAGLIAPIETRA IS ONE OF THE FINALIST OF THE LOEWE CRAFT PRIZE FOR 2017. 26 WORKS HAVE BEEN SELECTED AS FINALISTS BY THE EXPERTS PANEL OUT OF MORE THAN 3,900 PARTICIPANTS.


THE MAESTRO

LINO TAGLIAPIETRA AT S A N D R A AINSLEY G AL L ERY


Dinosaur , 2008, 49.5H x 18.5W x 10.25D�


“ I BELIEVE THAT YOU CANNOT KNOW THE FUTURE WITHOUT KNOWING THE PAST.”

L I N O TA G L I A P I E T R A


“THERE ARE PROBABLY NO TWO WORDS MORE RESPECTED AND HONORED IN THE HISTORY OF MODERN SCULPTURE IN GLASS THAN ‘LINO TAGLIAPIETRA’; HE IS THE LIVING BRIDGE, THE CRUCIAL LINK BETWEEN THE AUGUST HISTORY OF VENETIAN GLASS AND THE CEASELESS WONDERS OF WHAT TODAY WE CALL THE MODERN STUDIO GLASS MOVEMENT.”

JAMES YOOD P R O F E S S O R O F A R T H I S T O R Y AT T H E S C H O O L O F T H E A R T I N S T I T U T E O F C H I C A G O


Dinosaur, 2015, 46.75H x 19.23W x 8.25D�


Era (detail opposite), 2010, 30.75H x 15.25W x 7.5D�




Angel Tear (detail opposite), 2015, 33.75H x 23.25W x 6.5D�


Afric a , 2015, 13H x 21W x 21D�


“ I DO NOT INVENT ANYTHING NEW; I PERSONALIZE SOMETHING... AND THAT MAKES IT SOMETHING THAT NOBODY HAS DONE BEFORE.”

LINO TAGLIAPIETRA


Bilbao ,2009, 19.75H x 12.5W x 6.25D”



Spirale (detail opposite), 2015, 23H x 5.5W x 5.5D�




“I KNOW EXACTLY WHAT MY STYLE IS. BUT IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO EXPLAIN MY STYLE: MAYBE FIGURATIVE WITH A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE. A TYPE OF IMPRESSIONIST WITH VENETIAN TECHNIQUE...EVEN MORE THAN VENETIAN, IT’S AN ANCIENT TECHNIQUE.”

L I N O TA G L I A P I E T R A



Cuzco , 2017, 25.5H x 31W x 6D”


London (detail opposite), 2017, 33.5H x 12.75W x 12.75D�



” G L A S S I S A V E R Y O L D M A T E R I A L , A N AT L I N O TA G L


Untitled , 2013, 22.25H x 48.25W x 3.5D”

U R A L M AT E R I A L T H AT R E L AT E S T O L I F E . ” I APIETRA


Fenice (detail opposite), 2017, 22.5H x 14.5W x 7.5D� A fr ic a (detail opposite), 2015, 15.75H x 27.25W x 13.75D�



Fenice , 2008, 20.5H x 15.75W x 9.25D�


B E H I N D L I N O ’ S M A S T E R P I E C E S T H E R E I S A LW AY S A M E A N I N G , A P U R P O S E , A M E M O R Y. D U R I N G H I S L O N G C A R E E R T H E M A E S T R O H A S T R AV E L L E D T H E WORLD, MET WONDERFUL PEOPLE, DISCOVERED NEW PLACES, AND EXPLORED N E W F O R M S O F I D E A S A N D E X P R E S S I O N S . H I S A R T I S A C O N T I N U O U S Q U E S T, A Z E A L O F E X P E R I M E N TAT I O N , A N D A N I N C R E D I B L E J O U R N E Y I N T H I S FA S C I N AT I N G W O R L D . H I S PA S S I O N , L O V E , A N D I N T E R E S T I N G L A S S B L O W I N G A R E V I S I B L E I N H I S P I E C E S O F A R T T H AT S P E A K B Y T H E M S E LV E S A N D A R E EVIDENT IN HIS WORDS AND THOUGHTS. SHARING LINO’S FEELINGS AND IDEAS I S A F O R M O F A R T T O O T H AT G I V E S U S T H E C H A N C E T O U N D E R S TA N D A N D G E T CLOSER TO THE MAESTRO.


Positano , 2008, 20.5H x 15.75W x 9.25D�

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