Renato Santarossa was born in Bolzano, north Italy and trained as an engineer. Working as the Art Director of a German glass manufacturer he was exposed to the many processes involved with producing complex large-scale public and private glass installations. Santarossa has since been working independently as an artist from 1975. His practice is primarily focused on conceptual glass sculpture and installation which have been exhibited extensively in solo and group shows internationally.
This wall piece entitled ‘Quadrato Luce / Positivo + Negativo’ is a very early work by Santarossa. Comprised of four delicate square blocks made of thin interconnected panes of glass. Viewed in its totality the work is highly evocative of an archetypal window. Upon closer inspection each pane is delicately comprised of thin layers of glass built up to form perfect squares. Each layer of glass has been hand cut and is highly reminiscent of natural movement such as a curtain blowing in the wind. The four panes have been precisely mounted on a black fluted paper surface. This artwork is encased within an acrylic box with mounting fixtures to the back. Signed, dated and titled on the reverse.
The artwork is in very good condition with one minor crack to an edge of the acrylic casing.
H81 W81 D8.5 cm