Filippo Avalle, art and technology merge

It was in the 70s , at the beginning of his carreer, that this artist began working for a short time at the Castiglione Olona Center Polymer Art:  here he first experieced the use of methacrylate (acrilyc glass), which will become the preferred material of his works; through this material he can overcome the concept of bidimensionality:  methacrylate  is a plastic material with interesting properties of transparency and opacity, therefore able to hide or reveal a space that goes beyond the canvas. His works on acrilyc glass sheet sursprise for the complexity of their cromatics and compositional effects that follow one another through four or five methacrylate sheets; this complexity is obtained by almost fine dust incisions,  thin shapes cut out of acrylic glass and filters attached to the panels with different inclinations that differently capture and refract light. The light and shadow effects are accompanied by colour obtained by the immersion of methacrylate items in a particular heated solution:  the colored liquid penetrates inside the material so that it can’t be damaged by external agents. His experiments with this special material go beyond sculpture and painting, embracing also the world of architecture, with complex architectural compositions with a strong verticality which remind us of symbolic contents typical of Gothic art .

1) light harp: light acrylic and fiber optics sculpture

2) A flower around Gaia: sculptural methacrylate plastic

3) Il riccio: stratigraphic methacrylate  structure with electric motor for the movement

4) Gothic nr 1: stratigraphic methacrylate  structure




Interesting acrylic glass art

At Daimler Contemporary, an art gallery in Postdamer Platz, Berlin, you can now find an interesting exhibition called ‘Conceptual Tendencies 1960s to Today II’ . This exhibition talk about Conceptual art, an artistic movement in which the concept or the  idea involved in the work is more important than traditional aesthetic and material roles. Here you can see some interesting works made by the artist Natalia Stachon in which she use acrylic glass in contrast with steel: some welded steel girders ran horizontally across the entire floor, the perception of which transformed the space into a spatiotemporal energy with a quality of openness, and two groups of three 250 cm long acrylic glass tubes, held together by wide belts, hunged from the ceiling like a balance beam. What is emphasized here is the fact that the stages that Natalia Stachon conceives for her artworks are neither motifs nor the arena for ‘sculptural narratives’. Instead, they are a self-reflexive locus for art as art: the artworks reflect their derivation and their redirection, they make us acquainted with their placeholder position as ‘variables in an experimental protocol’, and this ensures an openness in the way the space is experienced.



Michelangelo Pistoletto & Acrylics

Michelangelo Pistoletto is surely an exceptional artist, who worked with by that time new materials in the 1950ies and 1960ies. He represented a new thinking in the arts of his time. Not only did he use the new everyday material, such as acrylic glass, but he used it in a tricky way. Acrylic glass seems to be like a wall of invisibility. He mixes photographs and transparency and creates the illusion of cables hanging free in the air. What Pistoletto is doing different, he does not ignore the aesthetic value of acrylic glass, of mirrors, of people and lights. He integrates the viewer into the art work.

In 1964 Pistoletto showed a group of seven works at the Galleria Sperone. Amazing is the work “Double Stairs”, which is made of two acrylic glass sheets with the photographs of two ramps. The wise artist explained the same year: “A ‘thing’ is not art; but the idea expressed by that same ‘thing’ may be.”

The artists work had been showed in the Philadelphia Museum of Art in two exhibitions lately and will hopefully be available to the public soon.

photo courtesy of the artist

Hellmut Bruch – A very own idea of seeing Newton

The Austrian artist Hellmut Bruch has one aim when working: He wants to catch the glimpse of the virtual immateriality. And while doing this, his art-works turn out very esthetic. To me they represent an open beauty through elementary shapes. Bruch works also with modern materials, such as stainless steel and acrylic glass.

I came across his work “Hommage à Olaf Römer, Hommage à Isaac Newton, Hommage à Johannes Kepler”, which consits of three acrylic pieces. The first is a short cylinder. The second, which represents Newton, is a cube, and the third a pyramid. The choice of these three geometrical forms is repeating in Bruchs language. For example, in 2006 he realized a similar idea as a drawing in black, red and white.

His next exibition opens February 25 th at the Atlanta Gallery in Dresden.


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How to find us at the K-10

We will receive interested colleagues and customers at our stand B22 in hall 5. Visiting our stand will surely surprise you, since we give the acrylic material a new image. Beside introductions on our new products, you will see the artworks of Lichtenstein-based artist Evelyne Bermann.

To learn more about GEVACRIL at the K-10, which will be held in Düsseldorf from October 27th till November 3rd, klick at the following link of the company’s summary on the K-online website. GEVACRIL at K-10!


GEVACRIL at the K-10, hall 5, stand B22

Evelyne Bermann and her exceptional arts

When GEVACRIL® got to know the works of Evelyne, they’ve been amazed by the skillful compositions one can actually do with acrylic glass, our favourite material. Evelyne studied originally graphic design and decided to work with arts in 1985, when she opened her own atelier in Lichtenstein. She is focused on sculptures, wall objects and installations, and works since 2000 with fluorescent acrylic glass. The pure presentation of her works changes the space and invites the viewer into a surreal fantasy world. In 2007 and 2008 her works had been shown at the international art fair ART Innsbruck.

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GEVACRIL® has the honor to present some of Evelyne Bergmann’s artworks at the upcoming K-fair in Düsseldorf, Germany, which starts on October 27th. During the exhibition week visitors are always welcome to our stand, which will be located in hall 5, stand B 22. With this GEVACRIL® adds a new touch to the acrylic world presented on plastics’ faires. Visitors can thus not only view examples of our products, but as well see what amazing possibilities it offers.

On Evelyne Bergmann’s website you can find great examples of her work.


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Applications with Acrylic Glass

GevaBlog collected some interesting and some amazing examples for applications with acrylic glass, which you can see on Flickr. Visit our Flickr album by clicking on the following link or on the image shown below.


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