Floating Interior Ring
John Kiley is drawn to how glass, and its perceived delicacy and preciosity, can create a sense of tension, concern and longing in the viewer (and also himself). Kiley hopes that his works, seemingly stable or precarious, succeeds in evoking feelings that would not be present without this choice in material.
艺术家简介 About The Artist
Artist John Kiley uses primary geometric forms as the architecture for his glass sculptures. In his spherical forms, juxtaposed colors and carved optic passageways create a separation of space, allowing the viewer to peer into and through the form. Often his sculptures are balanced on edge seeming to defy gravity. His Fractograph series takes a more conceptual approach to the material. Different methods including impact and thermal shock are used to shatter a perfectly polished optic blocks. The sometimes-powerful explosion are filmed in slow motion and exhibited along with the reconstructed blocks.