Simon Berger

(Swiss, 1976)

Simon Berger is a contemporary glass artist exploring the material which he hammers, lacerates and cracks.

Wood and scrap metal inspired the artist’s first pieces created from the streets. His unique technique was born out of artistic explorations using car windscreens.

With a fascination for faces, he engraves portraits that play with light and transparency, plunging the gaze into a meander of lesions that he calls ‘Morphogenesis’.

In the form of apparent vandalism, his work provokes the theory of a ‘broken window’. The glass is a medium for light, while the hammer is not used for destruction but for amplifying the effect.

‘Disorder does not only lead to crime. Disorder can also be the kingdom of light. It’s about hope. Light emerges from the hammer blows’.