At the end of 2014 glass artist Yorgos Papadopoulos celebrated 15 years of professional practice. This in itself is a remarkable achievement; to survive as a full time self employed artist for such a long period of time. It is even more so considering the fact that he has put himself outside the confinement of the boxes that were created by the critics of the fine arts. His unique techniques consist of breaking, embellishing and laminating industrial sheets of glass and turning them into captivating glass paintings, enigmatic pendants or sculptural installations. A truly polymorphous art.
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Polymorphous – Glass Artworks by Yorgos Papadopoulos
A retrospective of the glass artworks of Yorgos Papodopoulos of the last 15 years, this work gives an insight in the background, the inspiration and the philosophy of this prolific artist.
This book serves both as a retrospective of 15 years of professional practice in the field of site-specific art and as a description of the process of architectural design integrated art making.
Oenography – Visualising the art in wine
Fascinated and inspired by the wines he drinks, Papadopoulos has created a body of work that visualises the art in wine. As he seems to be the first artist to do so, he conceived the new term oenography for it. This book tells the story of that conception.
This practical handbook covers the process of breaking, shattering, painting, sandblasting and etching sheets of glass and then laminating them with other sheets of glass. The book contains practical information as well as a history of the technique, industrial applications, information about resins and pigments and a list of suppliers.