In Atlas, we take part of Bertil Vallien’s world through his thoughts, words and stories – accompanied by a rich visual flow of art glass, sketches and newly taken pictures from his studio and cabin. We get a premonition of the demanding work process that results in these unique glass sculptures, which is an example of when skilled craftsmanship and artistry meet. Atlas is an unusual book at 400 pages, with Peer Eriksson behind the graphic design and idea.
The book will be published in conjunction with Bertil Vallien’s exhibition A New Horizon at Marstrand, and will be presented at the opening of the exhibition on Sunday, August 22. The exhibition will then be open Tuesday to Sunday between 12pm–6pm, until September 19.
Bertil Vallien is ranked today as one of the world’s foremost artists with glass as material. He has worked with glass for more than 60 years, and is represented, among other places, at the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg in Russia and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City in the United States.Share on facebook