Willer is delighted to present The Instarsio Works, a new series by the renowned Venetian glass artist Massimo Micheluzzi. Represented in many of the world’s leading museums, his exquisite work is much sought after for its beauty, innovative use of colour, and his masterful and inventive interpretation of traditional Venetian glass making techniques.
Micheluzzi’s native Venice is a never ending source of inspiration for his work, informed by his strong bond and understanding of the important role art and architecture have always played in the history, and beauty, of his city. Following on from his exploration of the mosaics and terrazzo surfaces found throughout the city (Willer exhibition 2016), Micheluzzi has most recently focussed on the patterns created using Opus sectile, the rare and complex antique art technique of cut and inlaid marble, found in floors of churches, most notably St. Mark’s Basilica, and Palazzos, such as Ca’ d’Oro, throughout Venice.
But ultimately, what most interests Micheluzzi is the ability to interpret this art form in glass:
“Personally, merely resuming this ancient technique – however rare and refined – is not what motivated me. What interests me is not limited to a flat surface, but is the possibility of giving volume to this technique and above all doing it with glass blowing.”
The 20 pieces exhibited at Willer fittingly demonstrate the success of Micheluzzi’s skill and vision.