About the Artist
Branka Lugonja, is a glass painter creating glass/light installations. She comes from the former Yugoslavia and lives in Denmark since 1993. Lugonja works with an oven-formed technique. She paints and decorates the glass with paint, metal & oxides. When these elements are melted up to 900 degrees Celsius in-between two layers of glass, chemical reaction happens. Colors can turn into other colors; they can fade; turn black; make unwanted big and small air bubbles; crack the glass, and act in many spontaneous ways. One of Lugonja’s most important and unique strengths lies in more than 23 years of experimenting and learning, as she has mastered to control the outcome of the expression of the glass in a very complex and refined process. She can bring forth strong colors, control air bubbles, and make metal oxide in the way she wishes in order to express her inner world upon the glass. Her artworks abstractly portray both what can be seen under a microscope as well as what can be seen in outer space. Lugonja’s artistic vision is to create a dialogue connecting human beings in the context of what she refers to as the micro and macro worlds of our reality.