Sci-fi space scenes in glass
Gateson Recko is an incredible glass flameworker based out of Swedesboro, NJ. His Universe marbles incorporate a range of techniques unseen in other space glass and his cutting edge approach helped inspire the current explosion of American glass artists. Gateson is part of a group of core space glass artists that made a big impact on the wider art glass market in the late 90s and early 2000s.
Space Glass Origins
During a trip to a remote mountain town in New Mexico in 2000 Gateson found himself staring at the clear skies and marveling at the beauty of the universe. This inspired a series of experiments to create the most hyper-realistic intergalactic glass art possible. Gateson’s first series of marbles soon won 1st prize at the 2002 Albuqerque Flameworking Competition. Since then he has won many more awards and has had is work shown in galleries from Chicago to Japan. His work is also widely collected and in the permanent collections of several major museums.
Gateson’s work is different from many other workers because he does not seek to produce the most literal examples of celestial objects. Instead he explores the limitless possibilities of space, like the worlds we see in science fiction. His pieces really capture that fictional magic, with vibrant colors, complex shapes and phantasmagoric textures.
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