ARTIST STATEMENT: ARTIST STATEMENT: My work is a repetition of calligraphic oval shapes, from paintings, to glass sculptures, to window and door interventions. I build glass boxes and fill them with broken or cut glass, sometimes painted, sometimes not. On windows and doors, I glue layers of cut glass, overlapping them. I play with their lines, edges and, thickness. Because of its transparency, the composition and the lines vary according to the spectator’s point of view.
In these interventions, the light plays the first role, by creating ephemeral and sporadic compositions throughout the day. I like the relation between surface and line, and the projections and reflections they produce. They transform a 2D work into a three-dimensional one when traversed or illuminated by natural or artificial light. Thus, projections and shadows cast on the floor and walls of the room, or on the sidewalk, create new works. The work changes with the environment, while the environment is influenced by the work itself.
Although working with the same concept of repetition and impermanence, in the cut-outs it is the process itself that leads. With a reverse approach, contained within the canvas, I work from the inside out. The surface is altered--cut, overlapped, and modified—but remains whole. The canvas is the oval, as the ovals are the canvas.
Looking from multiple points of view as well as various possible paths, my work is an intrinsic connection between the physical and emotional, non-dualistic space, and the relationship to it. Like ripples that expand and modify the environment, I am a part of it, and I cannot stop It.
Lia Zuvilivia, Brooklyn -2015
The house was made of glass 2015 Glass and cotton Variable
The house was made of unfitted beliefs 2017 Glass Variable
Remix 2009/10 Cut glass in glass box.
If only if only only 2010 Open glass box.
In between 2008 Glass in glass box..
Starting Over 2008 Cut and broken glass in glass box.
I see the boxes as a means to care for, maintain or relinquish things, is also evolution from one stage to another, or the objet to expel the unnecessary.
The box became a symbol for me and I used
Sisyphus way 2011 Glass and Stone 3 in by 3 in by 9 in Glass box projecting a beam of light when illuminated by daylight. It is always a surprise, some days the natural light accentuates the edges, sometimes the object itself disappears and the shadows ca
Neon Mantra 2014/15 Light Filters and Glass 20" by 24"
Share Love 2013 Light Filters and Glass 14" by 10" Cut-out light filters between glass.
Dark Forest 2014 Light Filters and Glass 14 H x 17 W x 1 in Cut-out light filters.
ArtSlant Award: 3rd 2015 Showcase Winner in the abstract Category
Framed with 2 in archival matboard between two panes of glass on a black edge metal frame.
All-Ways A-Way 2013 Light Filters and Glass 24" by 24" Cut-out light filters between glass. 2013
Cross 2015 Lighting filters and gels 8 x 10 in
Pride 2016 Lighting filters, acetates and gels 8 x 10 in
Yesterday 2015 Lighting filters and gels 7 in by 5 in
A bowl of wind / A mind on fire 2015 light filters, glass 11 in by 11 in I'm working on a series called A bowl of wind - A mind on fire. I used three layers of cut-out light filters. I was looking for bold/bright colors to contrast the lightness and power contain in b