Artist

Bertil Vallien

Bertil Vallien is a contemporary Swedish artist, best known for his uncanny, ethereal sandcasted glass sculptures. His works are mystical, coded representational forms that evoke the aesthetics of Primitivism, archeology, and ancient runes. Often featuring haunting faces or figural forms, Vallien’s sculptures are manufactured through an industrial process originally intended for metalworking, melding material with process .....

Bertil Vallien is a contemporary Swedish artist, best known for his uncanny, ethereal sandcasted glass sculptures. His works are mystical, coded representational forms that evoke the aesthetics of Primitivism, archeology, and ancient runes. Often featuring haunting faces or figural forms, Vallien’s sculptures are manufactured through an industrial process originally intended for metalworking, melding material with process in complex ways that hearken back to the Functionalism and the populist roots of Modernism. Born in 1938 in Sollentuna, Sweden, Vallien studied drawing early in his life at the Konstfack School of Arts, Crafts, and Design in Stockholm before pursuing an interest in ceramics throughout much of his youth. He entered the ceramics department at Konstfack in 1955 and subsequently pursued a career in industrial ceramic production, which lasted over a decade. Vallien’s work has gained international critical attention in recent years, leading to lecturing positions in the United States and Japan, and exhibitions at such institutions as Litvak Gallery in Tel Aviv and PAN in Amsterdam.

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Habatat Glass invites you to celebrate the
48th year of our International Glass Exhibition.

We are extremely proud to have founded the oldest and largest annual glass exhibition in the world.
Grand Opening: May 8th | Exhibition continues to July 3rd of 2020