'It is extremely satisfying working with glass in its molten state. It is immediate and spontaneous yet I am increasingly aware of a historical relevance for its function. My blown vessels concentrate more on technical dexterity and colour applications than on constructing narratives. My aim with this work is to be playful in personalising technique.........I’m fascinated by paradox and I’m at times overwhelmed by beauty. I spend hours contemplating the relationship between things in order to clarify the absurdities of transitional permanence. I examine hazards to connectivity.’
Innovative glass artist Brenden Scott French studied at Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney before completing an honours year in Canberra at the Canberra School of Art, ANU. He honed his skill at the Jam Factory in Adelaide and now exhibits widely through out Australia and internationally including the following;
Collect09 Saatchi Gallery London UK,
Look Forward – Traver Gallery Tacoma USA,
Whitehot – Asialink touring show
Gallery of Art and Design Silpakom University Bangkok Thailand (2009),
‘In Essence- The Legacy of Stephen Procter’ ‘Sabbia Gallery Australia 2008,
Artefact of the Accident (solo) Canberra Glassworks, Canberra, Australia and Jamfactory Contemporary Craft and Design, Adelaide, Australia (2007),
A Little Drop of Kindness Craft ACT, Canberra, Australia,
Glass Art in Australia, Quadrivium Gallery, Sydney, Australia (2001),
Visionary – New Australian Glass, Quadrivium Gallery, Sydney, Australia (2000).
He has been a frequent finalist in the Ranamok Glass Prize since 2000.
Brenden French has also been the recipient of; The Stephen Procter Fellowship, Canberra School of Art, Australian National University, Australia (2007), Artist in Residence, Northlands Creative Glass, Scotland (2007), Artist in Residence, Canberra School of Art, ANU, Australia (2007), Lino Tagliapietra International Scholarship, Pilchuck Glass School, USA (2001), The Ian Potter Cultural Trust Award, Ian Potter Foundation, Australia (2001).
Showing the single artwork