Jonas Noël Niedermann is a sculptor whose work pushes the boundaries of shape, texture, and material, creating a connection between tradition and the future. A master at his craft, Niedermann uses glowing and malleable material to examine the tension between history, technology, craftsmanship, and the future of art.

Born in St. Gallen, Switzerland, Jonas attributes his precise eye for shapes and dimensions to the mighty mountain ranges of Val Bregaglia he grew up in. Always fascinated by the grandeur and possibilities of nature, his focus shifted to art at the age of nine during a visit to the Iittala Glass Factory in Finland. He became completely enamored with glass art, and by the time he turned fourteen he had begun his first internship at Glasfachschule in Zwiesel, Germany, where he learned from the Bavarian Masters.

He went on to become an apprentice glass blower at sixteen, before going on to work in studios in Italy, Germany, Austria, Denmark, and the United States. Having studied extensively with international masters, Niedermann has equipped himself with all of the tools required to further his craft and develop his own artistic voice while echoing the works of historical greats.

Currently, Jonas is working as Glass Master at Holmegaard Værk, the new Nordic glass museum of craft and design in Denmark. In addition to his own artistic practice, Niedermann helps translate and realize work in glass for internationally renowned artists and designers.

Among his new works are pieces focusing on lines floating in different depths to create a tridimensional effect, as well as use of an innovative approach to reshaping glass through modular reassembly, opening up new opportunities for sculpture.

Jonas’s work acts as a conversation between the tradition and future of glass craft and art. His passion and devotion push him to constantly seek new methods of creation. “I draw the boundaries of my craft further with every experience,” he says. “The goal is art.”

Niedermann is represented by Chesterfield Gallery in New York and has shown widely throughout Europe, including Italy, Germany, Denmark, Austria, Bulgaria, and his native Switzerland.


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