ZEMBOK Udo, verre, sculpture de verre, Permanent artist of Galerie Capazza since 2016

« Having studied the painting, I quickly dedicated myself to the work of the glass. A material which offers possibilities unequalled in term of light and colors. The painters always tried to get the light. I quickly took in my account this historic quest for the light.
I discovered the glass-making techniques in a studio which realized orders for artists in Amsterdam. This medium fascinated me and for almost 40 years I pursue my personal researches.
I worked out a particular technique of glass plates superimposing among which each is pigmented by powders of colored glass. This block of glass merged, revealed by the crossing light , expresses the color in three dimensions.
Our eye defines the physical, the scientific reality but our individual perception opens us, reveals us, teaches us who we are ».
Udo Zembok

Biography

Born in 1951 in Braunschweig, Germany

1972-1973
Studies Graphic Art with Malte Sartorius at the High School of Fine Arts of Braunschweig

1973-1976
Studies Painting with at the Alanus High School of Arts in Bonn, Germany

1976-1978
Field trip in Amsterdam, Netherlands   
Collaboration with the Bout+Partners Psychological Institute for the integration of arts pratical in the industry managers formation

1978
Moves to France

Lives and works in Menton, France

Udo Zembok is the prize-winner, with Pascale Zembok, of the contest for the conception of a glassworker bow for the new Cathedral of Créteil, France. Architects
: AS Architecture Studio, Paris.
Dimensions of the glass bow : 57 m long and 2 m large.

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Awards

2013||Award of Excellence, Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak MI, USA
2009||Finaliste Kanazawa Glass Price, Kanazawa, Japon
2006||Coburg Price for contemporary Glass in Europe, Coburg, Allemagne
2001||Prix Liliane Bettencourt, Paris

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Selected personal exhibitions

2016
Centre Minier Faymoreau, Vendée, France
2015   Galerie Yolenn White, Genève, Switzerland   Espace d’art contemporain André, Colmar, France
2010   Fondation Ernsting - Musée Alter Hof, Coesfeld, Germany
2008   Les espaces de la lumière, Centre International du Vitrail, Chartres, France   Galerie Hélène Porée, Paris, France
2006   Galerie Hélène Porée, Paris, France   Galerie complément d’Objet, Martot/Rouen, France   Galerie Mariska Dirkx, Roermond, Netherlands
2004   Galerie die Trippe, Nürtingen, Germany
2003   Galerie Espai Vidre, Barcelone, Spain   Galerie Nadir, Annecy, France
2001   Galerie complément d’Objet, Martot/Rouen, France   Galerie Rosenhauer, Göttingen- Germany
1999   Musée des Beaux-Arts, Roermond, Netherlands   Galerie Mariska Dirkx, Roermond, Netherlands
1998   Glassworks and Gallery, New Orleans, USA
1997   Galerie complément d’Objet, Martot/Rouen, France
1996   Galerie Lézard, Colmar, France
1992   Hôtel de Ville, Saint - Louis, France
1983   Galerie Bellefontaine, Lausanne, Switzerland

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