Killian Schurmann produces distinctive two and three-dimensional glass panels. His practice is influenced by a love of travel and an appreciation of urban and rural landscapes at home and further afield.
Schurmann’s recent work sees a transition from clearly defined images towards a more abstract, naturally occuring imagery, informed by change and coincidence. His current collection includes a series of figure studies in glass blocks and panels, using mixed methods to create colour, form and texture.
Schurmann is inspired by variations in translucency and opacity, and uses de-nitrification processes to control the passage of light through the glass. He sees a kind of metamorphosis in the finished piece, as the changing light strikes from different angles. Schurmann is intrigued by the interplay between intentional and unintentional images in his work, with a particular interest in the differences between what a viewer sees and what he himself sees.
Schurmann trained as a scientific glass blower in Germany until 1980, and later moved into the field of studio glass art, and founded his workshop in Dublin. Schurmann is based near the Dublin mountains, and works mostly to commission.
St Stephen’s Green Hotel
US Ambassador’s Residence
National Self-Portrait Collection, Ireland
Allied Irish Banks
Verbal Art Centre, Derry
Department of Health, Dublin
Waterford Land Registry Office
Group Exhibitions and Fairs
|2013||National Museum of Ireland, Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks, Dublin, Ulster Museum|
|2012||Botanic Gardens, Dublin, Installation in Library, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Co.Kildare|
|2010||Installation of Garda Memorial Dublin Castle Gardens, Dublin|
|2002||John Martin Fine Art Gallery, London, UK|
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