For top performances in artistic and creative designs the federal state NRW awards every two years a state prize since 1962. It is awarded in eight different working areas including the glass sector. In the meantime the state prize NRW is considered the most significant prize of its kind in Germany.
The Glasmuseum Alter Hof Herding is therefore proud to present in a new, exciting summer exhibition glass works of seven state prize winners:
In this year Klaus Hilsbecher was awarded the state prize for the extraordinary formal language of his geometric abstract glass objects. Thomas Lemke’s sculptures, often geometrical basic bodies fascinate and irritate through a transparent interplay from inside and outside. Uta Majmudar’s clear and simultaneously complex objects from massive glass rods and wire mesh also play with the perception of the viewer. The glass sculptures of Gerd Kruft perfectly reveal the real character of the material transparency, reflection, the richness of facets. Lothar Göbel on the other hand links sandstone with basalt lava with clear, almost puristic shapes becoming successful in this case which still seem surprisingly natural. Georg Lindens impressive installations seem to produce a dialogue between light, colour and space. Helga Reay-Young catches through the intensive interaction of glass with natural materials the character of the light anew.
Thomas Lemke, Goldquadrat, 2004 – Photo Horst Kolberg
Gerd Kruft, Blauer Keil + Blaues Quadrat, 2005 – Photo Horst Kolberg
Helga Reay-Young, Lichfänger, 2003 – Photo Horst Kolberg
Lothar Göbel, o.T., 2007 – Photo Horst Kolberg
Klaus U. Hilsbecher, In-Einander – Staatspreis NRW 2007 – Photo Horst Kolberg
Georg Linden, Wächter I, 2003 – Photo Georg Linden
Uta Majmudar, Körperform, 2004 – Photo Horst Kolberg