Born in 1971, Vincent Breed has been living and working in Lyon. He has devoted all his energies to the creation of glass sculptures after his studies in industrial Design, Decorative Arts and compagnonnage with the most famous international glass training craftsmen.
As a contemporary glass artist, Vincent Breed can create sophisticated and highly original glass sculptures that require a long and very precise preparation. The shape of the sculpture is always the result of the glassblowing that reveals all its perfection and high quality in the blending of the technical precision and artistic vision of the sculptor.
Vincent Breed has Always Contributed to the Progress of the World Glass Arts
Today, Vincent Breed is an international contemporary glass artist well-known for his collaborations with Yves Saint Laurent French designer, French chef Paul Bocuse, French architect Jean Nouvel, product designer Matali Crasset, artist and designer Hilton McConnico, designer and interior architect Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance, contemporary artist Rirkrit Tiravanija and art designer Le Gentil Garçon.
He exhibited or has been exhibiting his art works in Design Center of NYC, Hotel Phoenicia in Beyruth, Millionar Fair in Moscow, Hotel Murano in Paris, Maya Bay in Monaco, One Pacific Heights in Hong-Kong, the Glass Museum in Murano…
No doubt, Vincent Breed has highly contributed to the spread of the world glass arts. That is why he is against cheap Chinese-made « Murano glass » that seems to prevail in Murano, the world center of the glass arts.
Vincent Breed’s Sculpture Foreshadows the Death of the Glass Arts
Vincent Breed’s Au Placard is an artwork of pure wonder.
The glass lungs locked up in the two opened coffins symbolize the end of the world glass arts. If the black glinting surface of the lungs gives a noble sense of purity to the glass works, the black coffins of two different sizes foreshadow the death of the glass arts’ heritage that is passed down from preceding generations.
Vincent Breed Shares his pessimistic view of the urban landscape In Georges Verney-Carron’s Gallery
Most of the art works exhibited in Regards sur la ville exhibition show the artists ‘ pessimistic view of the urban landscape that is usually built without their participation.
However, Georges Verney-Carron is convinced that the architect and the artist should work closely together in the urban projects of the future cities.
The modern area of Lyon Confluent exemplifies this close partnership between an urban and an artistic vision of the city’s landscape.
Georges Verney-Carron was in charge of adding art works in Lyon Parc Auto underground parking lot, in Lyon’s Place des Terreaux, in Lyon Confluent, Place de l’Odéon in Paris…
Georges Verney-Carron’s avant-garde vision of the contribution of the Arts to the urban landscape has been a real opportunity for sculptors or photographers like Philippe Gronon, Marin Kasimir, Mihael Milunovic, Vaan Punk, Christian Robert-Tissot, Laurent Suchy and Joao Tabarra to exhibit their innovative art works of the urban landscape in his gallery from 6 April to 30 June 2012.
We hope Regards sur la Ville exhibition will have a real impact on our vision of the modern city.
No doubt, the contribution of the artist to the building of the urban landscape is essential to encourage a more humanized construction of the urban environment. The artists could play a very important role in preventing the end of humankind’s ability to live together harmoniously.
In other words, the relation between art and society is obvious if we consider that art provides a particular vision through which the urban lanscape can be understood and changed for the best.
Regards sur la ville exhibition from 6 April to 30 June