MAKING OF PABLO

Stani Jan Borowski
Step by step to a glass painting

Stani Jan Borowski shows the production of a glass body reminiscent of a painting by Pablo Picasso.

Like no other artist, Pablo Picasso is the epitome of modern art. The man with the cap left an oeuvre of estimated 50,000 works. In honor of this life’s work, Stani Jan Borowski created a light object and captured Picasso’s art in glass. We show here how this is possible.

Jeder PABLO ist ein von Hand gearbeitetes Unikat. Jedes Gemälde ist anders. Sie finden PABLO und viele weitere Objekte der Sonderedition SCHRÄGE VÖGEL bei einem unserer Händler in Ihrer Nähe oder in unserem Shop.

PABLO | light object
Making of Pablo |

First, the background color (beige) is applied to the base shape and fused

Making of Pablo | Farbglas

Pieces of color that are heated up and applied later gradually to the basic shape (in the order from right to left). The colors consist of concentrated colored glass.

Making of Pablo |

I put the colors yellow, green, violet, blue and red hot on the basic shape.
I spontaneously follow my imagination.

Making of Pablo | Auftragen der Farben

With each copy, the colors are applied in the same order.

Making of Pablo | Pinselstrich mit heißen Glasfarben

But the “brush stroke” with the hot color is unique to each specimen.

Making of PABLO - Borowski special edition, glass in the intermediate mold

Then it goes into an intermediate mold.

Making of Pablo | Zwischenform

The intermediate mold is already egg-shaped and 1/3 smaller than the final mold.

Making of Pablo | Farbflächen entstehen

The colored areas may have widened, distorted and overlapped depending on the thickness of the order.

Making of Pablo | Aufbringen der heißen Farben

This is a desired coincidence and makes each copy unique.
Now is the time for contours and details.

Making of Pablo | Aufbringen der heißen Farben

I now decorate the contours of the colored areas with black glass.

Making of Pablo | Aufbringen weiterer Farben

Spontaneously I add details. I make it dependent on how hot the black glass is.

Making of Pablo | Aufbringen von Details

Everything happens bit by bit. Depending on how hot the glass is and when the thread solidifies. Up to 20 work steps can occur.

Making of Pablo | Aufbringen der heißen Farben

After that, everything has to be brought back to maximum temperature.

Making of Pablo | Aufbringen der heißen Farben

The contours and details begin to merge with the surface.

Making of Pablo | Aufbringen der heißen Farben

Now it goes to the final mold.

Making of Pablo | Aufbringen der heißen Farben

In the final mold, the body is inflated to its final size.

Making of Pablo | Aufbringen der heißen Farben

Shortly after the final mold.
Wait until the body freezes.

Making of Pablo | Aufbringen der heißen Farben

Into the cooling furnace.