Laura de Santillana “Moon. From Kyoto to New York.”

Ippodo Gallery

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“The glass tablets are envelopes in which the light lives and refracts; there is the surface work, a skin. This light that is incorporated in the object becomes the body of the object. Light is not outside, it’s inside, a liquid frame between the inside and the outside.”

- Laura de Santillana

Laura de Santillana’s Biography:

Born in Venice. After Classical Studies, she enrolled in an architecture faculty. In 1975 she moved to New York, where she worked in the Vignelli Associates studio while attending the School of Visual Arts. From 1975 and for the next ten years, she designed lamps and objects for the family business. After the family’s exit from the business, she founded Eos in 1986 together with her father, Ludovico, and brother, Alessandro, and contributed designs for lamps and objects for the new collections. After her father’s death in 1989 and until 1993, she took over the running of Eos’ new foundry on Murano as art director. From 1996 on, she started to exhibit her work in galleries.

She has a minimalistic approach to glass and uses her tablets as a canvas to explore possibilities. She was born in the Venini family, founder and owner of the eponymous factory in Murano. Long and frequent travels are of great inspiration for her artistic practice. “My studio is in my head, where my ideas are born in glass. The artwork is my diary.” Santillana exhibits worldwide, recently in Yorkshire Sculpture Park in U.K. and MAK Vienna and her works are in museums both in Europe and the USA. She lives and works in Venice.



from April 19, 2019 to May 24, 2019

Opening Reception on 2019-04-19 from 17:00 to 20:00

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