Udo Zembok

Born 1951, Braunschweig, Germany

While studying graphic art and painting, Udo Zembok discovered what he terms “transparent colour, the colour of watercolours that gives the illusion of being light”. By removing the opaque background of the artist’s canvas and replacing it with glass, Udo found he could experiment with the resonant qualities of light and how these can be expressed through colour. Udo describes himself as “perceptual” in that he desires to make the viewer actively perceive his work and thus his sculptures of light and colour elicit varied responses depending on the light, their orientation and the position of the observer.

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Working in France

1971-1973   Art Academy Braunschweig, Germany, Graphic Art
1973-1976   Alanus School for the Arts and Social Sciences, Bonn, Germany, Painting

Over his career Udo has refined and developed techniques from industry, which allow him to produce large monolithic windows and sculpture without the need for a frame. These techniques have enabled him to produce his internationally renowned stained glass windows, for example, for the Cathedral of Our Lady in Chartres, France. Udo also cites an inspiration from or a connection to the colourists such as Rothko and produced a series of sculptures in homage to the great American artist between 2000 and 2002.

Udo Zembok has work in the following public collections:

Musée-Atelier du Verre, Sars-Poteries, France
Museum für Modernes Glas, Kunstsammlungen der Veste Cobürg, Cobürg, Germany
Glasmuseum, Ernsting Stiftung Alter Hof Herding, Coesfeld, Germany
Communauté Urbaine, Strasbourg, France
Museo de Arte en Vidrio de Alcorcón, Madrid, Spain
City Hall, St. Just-St. Rambert, France
Préfecture de L’Allier, Moulins, France
Frac Haute-Normandie, Rouen, France
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lyon, France
Cafesjian Family Foundation
Entergy Corporate Collection, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, Alabama, USA
Seven Bridges Foundation, Greenwich, Connecticut, USA

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