Robert Ryan is a contemporary Scottish artist specializing in glass art which is vibrant and exceptional. Every piece is totally unique, with Robert painstakingly applying copper wires, crushed gemstones and metal elements into each piece of glass.
Each piece is totally unique, with Robert painstakingly applying copper wires, crushed gemstones and metal pieces into each piece of glass. He calls them jewellery for walls.
Robert has developed an exceptional art, the results of which are truly stunning. In a crucible of light, translucent colours and vibrant shape shifting the art breathes a life of its own and constantly changes. The precise method of his craft is a well-guarded secret but the process starts not with a blank canvas but with clear, blank glass and a shard of an idea. Ryan uses sheet glass as a canvas doing everything the artists would normally do in reverse. Instead of painting the images then framing it in glass, the glass front is the canvas. Multiple layers of mi... [more]
The Strathearn Gallery | 32 West High Street | Crieff | Perthshire | PH7 4DL