Antoine LeperlierBorn: 1953
Place of Birth: Évreux, France
Originally from Évreux in France, Antoine Leperlier started his apprenticeship in glass in 1968 under the watchful eye of his Grandfather François Décorchemont - a master of the glass technique pâte de verre. Antoine continued to study philosophy and visual arts at the École du Louvre in Paris where he gained a postgraduate diploma in Visual Arts and Art Sciences (1972 - 1981). Followed by a period of his own technical research and intensive archival work on Décorchemont’s papers, he began to exhibit internationally from 1982. He is represented in over thirty major international glass collections, and has won a number of international awards. He was shortlisted for the Bombay Sapphire Prize in 2005 and gained honorary fellowships from Shanghai Institute of Visual Art and Plymouth College of Art in 2014. Antoine lives and works in Conches-en-Ouches, France.
'There is a sort of consanguinity between glass and ceramic materials. I am currently working on combining them, giving extra special consideration to the symbolic dimension of their individual physio-chemical characteristics. Glass is an amorphous structure subject to flow and reversibility, whilst the ceramic material as static and irreversible. The 'fluid' glass has connotations of time passing - a duration that one cannot grasp; whereas the 'fixed' ceramic material relates to a fixed moment or memory. For me it is about tuning in to the clay and the glass - not as a matter, but as materials; because it is in the very process of giving them form that they reveal the meaning they carry. I continue to attempt to bring out these concealed notions of time.' - Antoine Leperlier.
Space Of A Moment XVII2017kiln cast glass with porcelain inclusionsH:25cm W:12cm D:10cm£5,950Photograph: William Van Esland
Space Of A Moment IX2017kiln cast glass with porcelain inclusionsH:30cm W:23cm D:8cm£14,500Photograph: William Van Esland
Space Of A Moment IV2017kiln cast glass with porcelain inclusionsH:24cm W:11.5cm D:11cm£5,950Photograph: William Van Esland
Space Of A Moment III2017kiln cast glass with porcelain inclusionsH:24cm W:11.5cm D:9.5cm£5,950Photograph: William Van Esland
Flesh and Bones IX2015kiln cast glass with pâte de verre included in a second firingH:32cm W:31cm D:8cm£18,850Photograph: William Van Esland
Space Of A Moment XIII2017kiln cast glass with pâte de verre included in a second firingH:24cm W:33cm D:8cm£16,500Photograph: William Van Esland