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Glass statuette - Hello Däniken I. - (from the Aliens series)

The glass sculptor György Gáspár had already experimented with various techniques for manipulating glass during his university years which he made use of in his works. We always find a concept behind his glass-works, he thinks in series which work through popular themes. In his series Aliens, we find objects with titles such as Hello Cousteau, Hello Howking, Goodbye Stanislaw Lem I., or as this object preserved in the Museum of Applied Arts, Hello Däniken I.

To an audience sensitive to developments in natural history, theoretical physics, and science fiction, the subject matter of the plasticity is unambiguous. The sculpture’s composition, as well as its innovative complexity of form-color-material create an optical expierence.

The Hello Däniken I. is composed of 5 pieces of glass components (dark blue cobalt glass, and green-yellow colored Uranium glass) formed in a mold, melted together in a furnace, and finally cut and polished by hand.

Kálosi Ildikó: Formába olvasztott science fiction. Gáspár György üvegművész plasztikái Magyar Iparművészet., 2009. 2009. - 39-41. p.

Előszó: Spengler Katalin, Bognár Inke, Szerk.: Mohos Tímea: György Gáspár. Cast Glass Objects. 2002-2009. Next Consulting Kft., Budapest, 2009. - 28. p.

Szerk.: Kóródi Zsuzsanna, Tanulmányíró: Mészáros Flóra: György Gáspár. Ablak a belső térre. Szobrok 2012-18. Budapest, 2018. - 10. p.

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