Victor Chiarizia

Glass (21-works)

Victor  Chiarizia Serpenti
Serpenti Merlot
Glass
39 x 7 x 7 in
Victor  Chiarizia Alto Swan Vase Lime
Alto Swan Vase Lime
Glass
38 x 5 x 5 in
Victor  Chiarizia Alto Swan Vase Merlot
Alto Swan Vase Merlot
Glass
40 x 5 x 5 in
Victor  Chiarizia Alto Swan Vase Strega
Alto Swan Vase Strega
Glass
38 x 5 x 5 in
Victor  Chiarizia Alto Swan Vase Tangerine
Alto Swan Vase Tangerine
Glass
38 x 5 x 5 in
Victor  Chiarizia Alto Swan Vase Verde
Alto Swan Vase Verde
Glass
36 x 4.5 x 4.5 in
Victor  Chiarizia Alto Vase
Alto Vase Strega
Glass
39 x 5 x 5 in
Victor  Chiarizia Curvasi Merlot
Curvasi Merlot
Glass
45 x 6 x 6 in
Victor  Chiarizia Curvasi Strega
Curvasi Strega
Glass
43 x 6 x 6 in
Victor  Chiarizia Curvasi Tangerine
Curvasi Tangerine
Glass
41 x 6 x 6 in
Victor  Chiarizia Heron
Heron
Glass
24 x 5.5 x 5.5 in
Victor  Chiarizia Heron Cognac
Heron Cognac
Glass
24 x 5 x 5 in
Victor  Chiarizia Barchetta
Barchetta Lime
Glass
8 x 17 x 11 in
Victor  Chiarizia Barchetta
Barchetta Merlot
Glass
8 x 17 x 11 in
Victor  Chiarizia Tempest
Tempest Strega
Glass
22 x 8 x 8 in
Victor  Chiarizia Volcanic Vessel
Volcanic Vessel
Glass
23.5 x 8.5 x 8.5 in
Victor  Chiarizia Alto Swan Vase Amethyst
Alto Swan Vase Amethyst
Glass
38 x 5 x 5 in
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Victor  Chiarizia Alto Swan Vase Aqua
Alto Swan Vase Aqua
Glass
40 x 5 x 5 in
Sold
Victor  Chiarizia Alto Swan Vase Midnite
Alto Swan Vase Midnite
Glass
39 x 5 x 5 in
Sold
Victor  Chiarizia Alto Swan Vase Steel
Alto Swan Vase Steel
Glass
37 x 5 x 5 in
Sold
Victor  Chiarizia Goccia
Goccia Whiskey Tangerine
Glass
29 x 8 x 5 in
Sold

Victor  Chiarizia

Victor Chiarizia

Victor Chiarizia Biography

Since 1975 Victor Chiarizia has explored many facets of glassmaking, including blown, flameworked, cast, etched and sandblasted. Chiarizia’s sculptural works express his thoughts about life, growth and renewal in art glass comprised of two distinctive techniques—hot glass and flameworked glass with vitreous fired-on enamels. Profound images from Chiarizia’s Italian-American background coupled with a boundless imagination give an earthy yet surreal style to much of his sculptural work.

Chiarizia’s glass is well-known for its technical innovations, organic forms and spirited colorations.  His most acclaimed work includes The Botanicals, a series of sculptures with flameworked glass which is treated with multiple applications of enamels to give luster and luminosity to the vines, blossoms, fruit, human hands, and other elements that cling to amorphous hot glass vessels. The Legends and Icons Series also incorporates these techniques along with cast glass elements representing mythical, spiritual or cultural characters which are nestled into lush, clinging vines or stoic ancient tombs. Through their vivid imagery, this body of work illustrates the eternal cycle of life, death and rebirth.

Chiarizia also creates limited-edition vessels and sculptures which demonstrate an exceptional use of Incalmo, a 500 year-old Venetian technique that requires the artist to create cup-shape vessels which are then connected to one another on the blow pipe. Incalmo and reverse incalmo are complex and physically demanding processes for even the most experienced glassblowers. Chiarizia uses this unique technique to produce large vertical and diagonal bands of color within a vessel. Chiarizia also creates various blown glass series of vessels and sculptures; some revealing deeply organic textures and others in lively colorations.

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