Optical pictures in cubes made from glass by Wilfried Grootens

Most artists use pure white canvas to create their masterpieces. Some of them use iron or steel, paper or clay. A German master Wilfried Grootens employs glass and tints to create unusual optical pictures in cubes.

Optical pictures in cubes made from glass by Wilfried Grootens

The artist became world-wide famous thanks to precise use of fusion splicing technique. Wilfried Grootens uses this method to make intricate and sophisticated optical pictures on layers of laminated glass and then he puts all together in a cube. As the result we see colorful and explosive tridimensional picture that seems to float in the air.

Optical pictures in cubes made from glass by Wilfried Grootens

Wilfried Grootens makes unordinary figures in cubes that consist of dots and antennas and are pressed between dozen of laminated glass layers. These amazingly precisely placed optical pictures resemble some kind of fantastic microscopic creatures. Sometimes Wilfried Grootens makes them look like a photos of the moments before nuclear explosion. The construction of each cube is so accurate that thin layers of paints seem to disappear completely if you look from the certain perspective.

Optical pictures in cubes made from glass by Wilfried Grootens

When Wilfried Grootens was 15 years old, he started to study as a glass painter in German company Derix to reconstruct antique stained glass. 4 years later the artist started to travel around the world, learning cultures of Asia and South America. After those journeys he eventually returned to his work with glass and began creating his optical pictures in cubes. In 1988 Wilfried Grootens received a Master degree in Art and Craft in Munich. The following year he established his own studio in Kleve where the master continues producing his unbelievable optical pictures in glass cubes. No description can help in comprehension of how this beauty is created. Anyway, you should see with your own eyes these amazing glass cubes by Wilfried Grootens.

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