George Papadopoulos is an amazing artist who works with laminated 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, George breaks, colors 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 George Papadopoulos uses came while 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 and crackling of the surface during the process. Today, hammers, bricks bullets and electric current are just some of his artist tools. He enhances the effect with wax, crayons, pastels, car enamels and anything else he finds interesting. Through much experimentation, his work gains its beauty from the broken and reflects the paradoxes of glass: it is both common and extraordinary, visible and invisible, dangerous and strong.
George Papadopoulos has a history of successful sales from exhibitions and through commissions. Both private and corporate collectors have acquired his work from all over the world. He has an extensive body of work ready to show with additional galleries in the US, China, India and other markets. On average his work ranges anywhere from £2,000 to £40,000 for larger works. George typically works in standard sizes for non-commissioned pieces, including circular 50cm-60cm diameter and rectangular pieces ranging from 35 x 50cm to 1.5m x 30cm. Currently, George is working on a new body of work that incorporates ceramics and metal into the glass and will have a more sculptural quality. Work should be available to show by early 2013.
If George’s work would make a good addition to your gallery, please visit his website at www.yorgosglass.com or call 020 8885 2029. He has studios in both London and Germany.