“In Glass We Trust” stands out from the trend of recent and damaging drifts that are ferrying away Murano, glass, Venice, and its precious richness.
“In Glass We Trust” is a call to arms, a meeting of rarity, exceptional exponents, a spontaneous cultural movement, a collective result of free association and instinctive momentum.
The profound Venetian originality opens up and displays herself; without filters or patina, without ceiling or institution: Seven virtuosos of glass,gathering to showcase the shapes that populate their fantasy and characterise their creations. “In Glass We Trust” is not just an exhibition, nor does it take place in a common gallery. “In Glass We Trust” is a manifesto; a declaration of purity, of intention, a mantra for those who were raised in Venice and in a furnace – for those who have the ambition to protect her, to tell her story, to get their hands dirty and with those same hands shape beauty of extreme rarity.
Igor Balbi, Lucio Bubacco, Alessandro Casson, Vittorio Costantini, Simone Crestani, Andrea Morucchio, Davide Salvadore are the names that populate this great place – brilliant minds and skilled hands.
For all of them, their first encounter with glass occurred at a very early age, becoming later their choice and calling. Masters and disciples, tradition and innovation, artistic and human expression, fuse to create a unique event about glass; showing its life, its richness and its infinite potential – despite the commercial dynamics that rule in the city.
Seven artists’ different stories, techniques, styles and aesthetics, unite to represent the fragile truth and variety of glass: the conceptual, symbolic, spiritual and abstract compositions of Andrea Morucchio; the small erotic Baroque worlds of Lucio Bubacco, delicate, thin and seductive; the elegance and refinement of Simone Crestani, who uses transparency and ‘no colour’ as his personal and unique signature. The imaginary ethnic, warm and sometimes tribal creations of Davide Salvadore that marry with the perfectly balanced colour, light and form of Alessandro Casson, whose sculptures evoke natural forms to create symbolic, pure archetypal stylisation. The production of Igor Balbi alternates and combines a sophisticated technique with classical forms, pushing the boundaries of the chromatic scale to achieve a potential infinity of solutions; and finally the gaze and meticulous realism of Vittorio Costantini who introduces a fantastic and silent organic and animal microcosm, the fruits of long observations, study and hours of work.