The light sculptures by Michal Korchowiec are made out of precious, vintage, glass lampshades dating from the 1920s – to the 1980s. A combination of many unique glass elements creates stable and closed-shaped glass sculptures. Yet the object's shape is as important as the unusual colors of the visible light. What’s at the heart of the objects are glass filters made out of colored utility glass, changing the visible color of the light of one bulb – thanks to this, we can influence the light and emotions that each object evokes.
Let there be light
Michał Korchowiec (b. 1987) is a visual artist, theatre set designer, and documentary film director. He is the author and co-author of over a dozen Polish and foreign exhibitions featuring his paintings, video art, and installations. Since 2009 as a set and costume and light designer, he has been collaborating with various theatre directors in Poland, Iceland, Germany, and Japan. He is a recipient of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage’s Creative Scholarship and the “Young Poland” scholarship, as well as a participant in the following art residency programs: Cafe Tissardmine – Art Residency (Morocco), Sim Art Residency Reykjavik or the “Sunday in the country” workshops in Rügen, European Film Academy.