Concentus - Antoine Leperlier06 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
Concentus presents new work from the renowned French glass and porcelain artist - Antoine Leperlier. Latin for ‘harmony’ Concentus explores the similarities and differences between glass and ceramic, both of which are combined in Antoine’s work to create beautiful sculptural pieces that encapsulate a moment trapped in time.
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. Represented in over thirty major international glass collections, Antoine 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.
'Glass is an amorphous structure subject to flow and reversibility, whilst the ceramic material as static and irreversible. I am currently exploring the symbolic dimension of their individual physio-chemical characteristics.' - Antoine Leperlier, 2017.