Ernest Vitin is a young, extremely gifted, purposeful glass artist.
He is working exclusively with float glass: cold-working it into powerful, monumental and architectural layered glass art pieces www.ernestvitin.com and memorials www.glasstone.eu.
He embraces the layered, also called- stacked glass technique. Twice, in 2014 and 2016, Ernest has been nominated for the prestigious Art Academy of Latvia award for a significant contribution enriching and strengthening culture locally and internationally. He is the author of the largest, entirely handmade, over 22 tons heavy layered glass architectural installation in Latvia, perhaps in the Baltics- “In Nature” (2015). The hand treatment of “In Nature” spans over 20 km or 12.5 miles. It is located in the main foyer of the newly built, multi award-winning, modern Academic Centre for Natural Sciences of the University of Latvia.
Recently, on the 28th of January, 2019 University of Latvia opened the doors to the new Science Centre in Riga. This became the new home for medical and life sciences. We are proud to have another monumental hand-made layered glass artwork - a glass wall "Motus". We shall soon share more visuals and information on the new work of glass artist Ernest Vitin!