Lise Gonthier, Born in France in 1981.
Lise Gonthier discovered glass blowing in a studio in the Czech Republic after her studies in paintings at the 'Beaux Arts' in Besançon. She was trained at CERFAV (European centre of research and studies for glass art). Following different courses in France and in Europe, she opens her studio in the South of France in 2006.
The artist uses glass as a pictorial medium by playing on the smooth or 'sablé' texture, the transparency and the opaqueness of the glass. She creates her own technique from the foundation of glass blowing to arrive at 2 dimensions. She experiments with different technical means in order to find melted, layered, tints that resembles a painting.
Her works start from a small cell to speak of the rapport of the other, of onself, of our emotions. The cells are made bigger, zoom in, and go through the microscope then enveloped, enclosed in a layer of thick glass. She finds graphic and visual game by playing on the composition, framing and repetition that in turn transport us in a suspended time space, fossilized in the glass.