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Artist Creates Amazing Portrait By Smashing Glass In Certain Places
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Artist Creates Amazing Portrait By Smashing Glass In Certain Places

As an artist, the more technical skills you have, the better you can present your ideas. And Simon Berger has such good hands, he’s creating even when he’s destroying. Give him a hammer and a chisel and Simon will carve you a glass portrait just like that.

More info: drsimon.ch | artstuebli.ch

Someone really was pissed with that shop

Image credits: Simon Berger

“Glass is a material that has so much potential in art,” Berger told Bored Panda. “[Using my workmanship experience,] I have found a technique which is probably the most unique in the [entire] world.”

They really messed up its window!

Image credits: Simon Berger

The trained carpenter started his artistic journey using wood but soon began experimenting with other materials as well. At one point, Simon even created a portrait from an upcycled calculation machine.

Wait, is it a shop?

Image credits: Simon Berger

The artist starts a piece with a photo of a model. He then sketches its outlines on a panel of glass. From there, Simon marks the spots he doesn’t want to break and the ones he wants to edit a little. The best glass for these projects is something that doesn’t break immediately after being hit. Like a car’s windshield.

Ah, ok. It’s a gallery!

Image credits: Simon Berger

“Human faces have always fascinated me,” the artist said. “On safety glass, these motifs come into their own and magically attract visitors. It is a discovery from abstract fogging to figurative perception.”

And that’s not vandalism

Image credits: Simon Berger

Recently, Simon’s meticulous work has had a very successful exhibition in Philipp Brogli’s gallery Artstübli in Basel, Switzerland.

It’s a portrait by Simon Berger

Image credits: Simon Berger

Image credits: Simon Berger

People immediately fell in love with this piece

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Miss Cris
Community Member
2 years ago

Jus aaaaw! I love it! It's batik on glass. Beautiful!!!!

Natasha Forchione
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2 years ago

Very creative!

beaulatte
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2 years ago

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Doober
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2 years ago

Aww, Joey <3

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Miss Cris
Community Member
2 years ago

Jus aaaaw! I love it! It's batik on glass. Beautiful!!!!

Natasha Forchione
Community Member
2 years ago

Very creative!

beaulatte
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2 years ago

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Doober
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2 years ago

Aww, Joey <3

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