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Dóra Varga

Dóra Varga Glass sculptor
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Hungarian
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
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A life's work

  • • Dóra started her career in ceramics and glass art
  • • She creates pieces based on pâte de verre technique
  • • She has an experimental approach to creating

Esteemed Hungarian glass sculptor, Dóra Varga is an expert in the ancient pâte de verre technique of kiln casting that involves pressing glass powders or frits into a mould. Playing with colours, experimenting with form, and introducing light and sound to her work, the end result is stunning, contemporary glass sculptures. Dóra plays on multiple themes throughout her work, from the relationship between mother and child to pollution. A post-modern artist at the core, her work explores tension, contrasts, boundaries and fluidity. She takes her inspiration from natural forms and processes.

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Works

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Boov

This hand blown pink-hued glass sculpture is inspired by the form and function of a zoetrope, an animation device. The glass lenses encase various sized coloured bars, creating the perception of movement. When the object spins on itself, it creates a sensation of movement.

Length 25 cm
Width 25 cm
Height 25 cm

Dóra Varga Glass sculptor
Photo: ©Zsuzsnna Korodi
Cold

This hand worked glass sculpture is part of the Cold, Colder, Coldest series, inspired by the arctic world and the global warming. The bottom of the sculpture is a smooth, blue, water-like lens, from which an 'icy' group of rods emerges. To achieve more contrast between the two parts, Dora polished the area next to the rods creating a reflection that imitates the continuation of the ice block under water.

Length 30 cm
Width 30 cm
Height 15 cm

Dóra Varga Glass sculptor
Photo: ©Zsuzsnna Korodi
Hexa

This glass sculptural form is part of the Hexa series, in which Dóra attempts to capture the momentary nature of biological and natural processes in their dynamic motionlessness. The hexagons create a matrix of forms connecting to each other. The hexagonal shaped rods are arranged like basalt columns creating individual islands.

Length 12 cm
Width 12 cm
Height 22 cm

Dóra Varga Glass sculptor
Photo: ©Zsuzsnna Korodi
Hexa III

This sculptural glass form is part of Dóra Varga’s Hexa’ series, in which she attempts to capture the momentary nature of biological and natural processes. The hexagons create a matrix of forms connecting to each other. The layers created by the interior colours appear as distorted images through the surface of the lens, evoking a microscopic world. The lens produces a deconstructive process, generating a constant variable in the geometric sculpture.

Length 12 cm
Width 12 cm
Height 22 cm

Dóra Varga Glass sculptor
Photo: ©Zsuzsnna Korodi
Nursery series: Jacek

Through her Nursery series, Dóra Varga explores colours and proportion in small scale glass objects. In her imagination, she projected human-like characters on them and therefore I named the sculptures after forenames.

Length 21 cm
Width 15 cm
Height 21 cm

Dóra Varga Glass sculptor

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