Opposites: The Earth From Space

By Jo Phillips

Glass Butas and Spacious Dreams
Flying over Caspian (90 x 60cm). Image courtesy of Ulvi Pepinova

A one night only exhibition entitled ‘Glass Buta and Spacious Dreams’ is to take place in Chelsea, exhibiting the glass paintings of London-based Azerbaijani artist Ulvi Pepinova, The exhibition features glass paintings inspired by natural minerals and images of the Earth taken from space as well as representations of the Buta – a decorative symbol used in Azerbaijan and shared by many other cultures.

‘Glass has its own sensual qualities of smoothness, silkiness and glossiness, creating a stunning effect especially in a low under light condition,’ explains the mixed media artist about her choice of medium.

Glass Butas and Spacious Dreams
Vase, Mineral theme. Image courtesy of Ulvi Pepinova

Ulvi Pepinova’s ‘Glass Buta and Spacious Dreams’ is exhibited at The Blanchard Room at The Hollywood Arms, Chelsea only on Thursday 23 May 2013 from 7PM to 11PM.