Steven Weinberg

Transparency
Sculpture in optical glass - melted - carved - sandcast


Biography

He was born in 1954 in the USA. In his work we can find a huge feature, a density consideration, free from any architectural aconuitedness or the illusion of architectural greatress.

Weinberg offers us a three dimension grid, it is often fractured and its angles led astray it modular base …

It’s an aesthetic nicknamed “cubominimalist” handled to produce a spectacular effect either in an immanent way or thanks to the transcendence of light, which produces the impression that compact structures are much lighter than they are in reality.

In a untitled work in 1983 in which CYLINDERS made of glass bear heavy crystal blocks. The whole is roomed unside a cube, the lack of gravity becomes a new manner to confirm the sublimity of glass.

In a more dialectical technique, perhaps more used in Steven Weinberg’s works. It’s corporal appearance and the lack of body are involved in a dialectic, perhaps the most important among Weinberg’s numerous pieces includes in Weinberg’s work.

As it was stated by Robert G.Loeffler, this 1983’s work – presents mainly a solid lintel born by thin columns refers to the Japanese ideogram for “architecture” but Weinberg’s works are architectonic than architectural, their monumentality completely immanent.

Public collections

Musee des Arts Décoratifs, Lausanne Switzerland.

The Métropolitan Museum of Art, New York

The Smithsonian Institute. Washington .DC

The Laigh Yawbeey Woodson Art Museum, Wassau, Wisconsin

Bank of Southwest,Houston, Texas

The Patrick Lannan Foundation, Palm Beach, Florida

The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan

The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York

Capital National Bank, Houston, Texas

The St Louis Museum of Art, St-louis, Missouri

The High Museum, Atlanta, Georgia

Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan

Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, Providence

Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, West Germany

Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, West Virginia

Américan Craft Museum. New York, New York

Los Angeles Country Museum. Los Angeles, California

Detroit Institute of Art. Detroit. Michigan

Musée des Arts Décoratifs. Paris. France

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