Tomas HILLEBRAND

Untitled
2014
blown glass, mirror, iron
Diameter 50 cm

Tomas HILLEBRAND

Born in 1977

Free Media Department, Gerrit Rietveld Academy, NL
Assistance at Atelier Jan VERSCHOOR (sculptor)

Solo Exhibitions (Selected)

2017, Elysium – Barbara NANNING & Tomas HILLEBRAND, double Solo, T² International Contemporary Art Center, Chongqing, China
2013, Tomas HILLEBRAND in Japan, Royal Leerdam Factory, Leerdam, NL
2008, A mon seul Désir, Galerie Smits, Amsterdam, NL

Group Exhibitions (Selected)

2022 Reborn, Werkspoor International Art Center, Utrecht, NL

Awards and Grants (Selected)

2013, De Stichting Van Vlissingen Art Foundation, NL

Tomas Hillebrand finds inspiration for his work in nature, romantic ideas and the aesthetic lifestyle of oriental culture. The artist’s feeling for materials is unique and sensitive. In his creation, he endows the 3,500-year-old European glass-making art with a contemporary soul. He blows glass in the oldest way in the centuries-old Dutch glass workshop. Then sandblasted, mirrored, mixed iron, silvered, lacquered, to create a whole new piece. Although the damage rate is extremely high, after the experience of water and fire, these works of art seem to have transformed into creatures with souls. In 2013, Thomas won the Van Vlissingen Art Award and traveled to Japan to study lacquer painting and oriental art.