Fernán Salazar Escalante
Artists A-I > F-I
Glass In Nature:
Using Vitrofusion is a glass fusing technique used by Costa Rican artist Fernán Salazar Escalante, which bonds together layers of thin sheets of glass by exposing them to a 1,500 F temperature, to create new patterns or images. Each piece is unique and specially designed with his imagination and collection of his materials which makes the each piece of art original and unique. Fernan started with vertical sculptures and then evolved to also work with reflections of light projected on walls, leading him to frame some of his glass works.
With Fernan's unique pedestals, he highlights the natural shapes and textures, using molejón, volcanic rock, sea stone and beautiful woods naturally polished by the sea. Sometimes complimenting with metal pieces created in this way creates a harmonious union of natural elements. His inspiration and color palette knows no boundaries as he develops themes to capture with his art.
From the artist, "I work on glass sculptures using bidimensional, absolute and adhesive technigues. The ocean has always been an inspiration to me, and as a result, my initial work introduced glass sculptures that mimic seaweed, jellyfish, fish, and corals. My latest work is inspired by art from pre-Columbian Costa Rica: one of the first Latin American cultues to develop the articulated art forms. As such, each piece I design is unique in its expression and sometimes with movement."