These are the words that Joel Arthur Rosenthal used to describe Mauro Vianello’s work, exhibited for the first time at the Glass Museum on Murano island in 2016. Living on Murano has made it easy for him to fall in love with sea creatures. This is his answer to the frequent question of why he mainly creates marine creatures. There are actually multiple answers – in nature it is difficult to find a yellow, red or orange horse. The sea, on the other hand, is inhabited by sea horses of these very colors.
Thanks to the variety and brightness of colors made available by glass it is therefore possible to deftly reproduce the phantasmagoric colors of sea inhabitants. Another answer is that glass reproduces with precision the brilliance of water on skin.
Mauro Vianello’s frequent visits to the Blaschka collections have moreover turned him into a zealous student of these XIX century artists. His continuous search for perfection takes place in his studio in Venice, where he creates his projects and teaches different techniques. His courses have also been hosted by schools, private ateliers in Holland, Russia, France, Australia, USA, China and Universities such as the Lorenzo dei Medici Institute and the Pittsburgh Glass Center USA.