Artist Yorgos Papadopoulos has created a custom-made feature panel for a penthouse living room using a unique technique of smashing glass and giving the illusion that it has been painstakingly put back together
Measuring 253cm by 82cm, this living-room feature panel has an oil-rubbed bronze frame and plinth and costs £18,000 exc VAT, delivery and installation.
As part of a renovation of a Sixties penthouse with multiple glass windows, the owners of a penthouse wanted a statement piece of art that would be as breathtaking as the 360 degree views of San Francisco all around them.
The unique paintings of Yorgos Papadopoulos in glass feature a luminosity that is ideal in such a light-filled space and work perfectly as a large-scale architectural installation. Delighted with the reflective beauty of his work, the American couple commissioned Yorgos to create an abstract feature panel in red and gold that would be positioned right in front of their private elevator and is the first thing visitors see when entering the apartment.
In this highly creative glass work, Yorgos uses a technique that he developed whilst at the Royal College of Art where he colours, textures and breaks sheets of laminated glass and in doing so astonishes the viewer who is encouraged to wonder at the in-built paradox of glass – as a material that’s extremely durable but also extremely fragile.
As well as custom installations, Yorgos’s shattered glass artworks also take different forms and can be purchased as small-scale ‘paintings’ or ‘sculptures’, whether wall-mounted, freestanding or even hanging from the ceiling.Design: Yorgos Papadopoulos