Torben Jørgensen

In the Danish world of glass art, there are few people as versatile as Torben Jørgensen (b. 1945) who has been active in the industry since the beginning of the 1970s. He has experience as a glass pedagogue, constructor of glass kilns, designer at the Holmegaard Glassworks and not least creator of glass sculptures.

From the 1980s onward, he created a series of objects with a play of bubbles inside it. Due to the clarity of the glass the interior of the sculpture is "invisible" and we perceive it only due to the veil of bubbles, now and then in combination with gold leaf inlays. The contrast of the cut and the smooth textured surfaces is the theme of his panels consisting of a number of sand-casted elements.

Geometrically-shaped sculptures, where in the author uses minimalistic means of expression remain of current interest to this day. He examines the relation between the inner space and the outer shape, works with contrasts between matte and glossy surfaces. During the last decade he has created a number of laminated sculptures, where the final shape is composed of several spherical elements, while the latest are cylindrical. Each part is mould melted, cut and polished. While assembling, the separate elements are mutually transposed, laminated and finally partly sandblasted.
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