Andre van Lier is an architect and in addition to his busy schedule, he is very active as a visual artist. He makes more than four decades abstract geometric art, executed in various materials. Steel until recently had his preference. His work is tight, geometric and is carried out using a mathematical perfection. Themes that repeatedly return in his work are movement, tension and the illusion of disappearance.
He's always looking for the experiment, for new materials and an even more sophisticated version. Andre chose this time for glass. It proved to be a real challenge, but his exploration in colourless glass yielded a surprising result. Through the glass, the powerful lines and pure shapes, which are so characteristic of his work, were strenghtened and provided with an extra dimension. It was a successful experiment.
These glass objects are produced in a Czech glass studio based on seven different foam life-size models and the parts are sawn from glass sheets of 20 x 20 x 4 cm, then cut and if necessary glued invisible.