2ba Glass Show at The Crown Collection
July 6, 2018
The 2ba Glass (Alex Ubatuba) Show held at The Crown Collection in Denver was one to remember.
2ba Glass is known for his functional glass art pieces and has become very renowned in the glass art industry.
In 2018 Alex Ubatuba, better known as 2ba Glass, has been focusing on new techniques and works centered around large sculptural installments.
2ba has incorporated 3d printing into his most recent works but it isn't in the way that most would image the technology to be used. Alex has taken the use of 3d printing design to the next level by using the prints as a type of mold to then use in glassblowing.
A lot of the shapes used in these magnificent sculptures are originally designed and printed by a 3d printer, and then a bronze or iron caste is formed around the 3d prints. After that, molten glass is taken and formed within these bronze casts.
As many artists and people otherwise know with borosilicate glassblowing, structural stability and integrity is a must to keep pieces from completely shattering or checking during the production process.
2ba takes these shapes that go from the 3d printer to the metal caste and then to its final glass form and has to produce them in a stable manner so he can then take other handblown elements and incorporate them all together to make large, beautiful and flowing glass sculptural pieces that remain stable and elegant.
2ba took this form of art one step further by creating custom lighting installments for each piece. Each lighting installment compliments its glass counterpart and really brings the entire vision of the art together. Some of the pieces even have electric currents going THROUGH parts of the piece: a sight that is very magnificent to see in person.
2ba Glass has really brought a new form of glass art into existence in 2018; we can't wait to see what he has in store for us in the future!
Enjoy the full comprehensive picture gallery of the works from the show below!
July 10, 2018