VICTOR CHIARIZIA

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VICTOR  CHIARIZIA

Chiarizia's sculptural glass works express his thoughts about life, growth and renewal in art glass comprised of two distinctive techniques - hot glass and flameworked glass with vitreous fired-on enamels.

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VICTOR  CHIARIZIA La Brezza

La Brezza - (sold individually)
- Blown glass
32 x 5 x 5 in
$ 600.00


VICTOR  CHIARIZIA La Brezza
La Brezza - (sold individually)
Blown glass  
32 x 5 x 5 in
$ 600
VICTOR  CHIARIZIA Avellino
Avellino
Incalmo, blown glass with murrini  
26 x 6 x 6 in
$1,750
VICTOR  CHIARIZIA Capri
Capri
Incalmo, blown glass with murrini  
30 x 7 x 5 in
$1,800
VICTOR  CHIARIZIA Fontana
Fontana - (sold individually)
Blown glass  
25 x 5-1/2 in
$ 680
VICTOR  CHIARIZIA Sepino
Sepino
Incalmo, blown glass with murrini  
30 x 8 x 5 in
$1,800
VICTOR  CHIARIZIA Barchetta
Barchetta
Blown glass  
8-1/4 x 16 x 8 in
Sold
VICTOR  CHIARIZIA Bronze Serpenti with Midnight Stripe
Bronze Serpenti with Midnight Stripe
Blown glass; incalmo  
40 x 7 x 7 in
Sold
VICTOR  CHIARIZIA Swan Neck AltoSOLD INDIVIDUALLY
Fontana- Strega
Blown glass  
28-1/2 x 5-1/4 x 5-1/4 in
Sold
VICTOR  CHIARIZIA Serpenti
Serpenti
Incalmo, blown glass with murrini  
40 x 7 x 7 in
$2,050

VICTOR  CHIARIZIA

VICTOR CHIARIZIA

VICTOR CHIARIZIA Biography

Since 1975, Victor Chiarizia has explored many facets of glassmaking, including blown, flameworked, cast, etched, and sandblasted. Chiarizia’s sculpture works express his thoughts about life, growth, and renewal in art glass comprised of two distinctive techniques – hot glass and flameworked glass with vitreous fired-on enamels. Profound images from Chiarizia’s Italian-American background coupled with a boundless imagination give an earthy yet surreal style to much of his sculptural work.

Chiarizia’s glass is well-known for its technical innovations, organic forms, and spirited colorations. His most acclaimed work includes “The Botanicals,” a series of sculptures with flameworked glass which is treated with multiple applications of enamels to give luster and luminosity to the vines, blossoms, fruit, human hands, and other elements that cling to amorphous hot glass vessels. “The Legends and Icons” series also incorporates these techniques along with cast glass elements representing mythical, spiritual or cultural characters which are nestled into lush, clinging vines or exotic ancient tombs. Through their vivid imagery, this body of work illustrates the eternal cycle of life, death, and rebirth.

Chiarizia also creates limited-edition vessels and sculptures which demonstrate an exceptional use of incalmo, a 500-year-old Venetian technique that requires the artist to create cup-shaped vessels which are then connected to one another on the blow pipe. Incalmo and reverse incalmo are complex and physically demanding processes for even the most experienced glassblowers. Chiarizia uses this technique to produce large vertical and diagonal bands of color within a vessel. Chiarizia also creates various blown glass series of vessels and sculptures; some revealing deeply organic textures and others in lively colorations.

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