Glassmaker Dylan Martinez Offers a Unique Vision at Naples, Florida Exhibition

Color blindness is likely not a common characteristic among artists. But for glassmaker Dylan Martinez, it’s a condi­tion he’s not only had since childhood but that has also shaped his body of work: The way he sees things has evolved into a successful pro­fession exploring, artistically, the boundaries of human per­ception. Three-dimensional examples of this journey can be seen in “Dylan Martinez: New Glass Works,” February 21 to March 22 at Method & Concept, a gallery and design atelier in Naples, Florida. Among the exhibition’s 17 pieces is his Water Bags series, sculptures that look so much like clear plastic bags filled with water—bubbles included—you practically have to touch them to realize they’re molten glass. Similarly disorienting, the cut and polished glass rods in his more recent Mach series refract and reflect light in a riot of color.

Dylan Martinez’s Inverted Logic, a sculpture made from repurposed camera and condenser lenses, float glass, and vinyl, is at Method & Concept in Naples, Florida, through March 22. Photography courtesy of Method & Concept.

Dylan Martinez’s Inverted Logic, a sculpture made from repurposed camera and condenser lenses, float glass, and vinyl, is at Method & Concept in Naples, Florida, through March 22. Photography courtesy of Method & Concept.

Water Bag Series (Set of 3) by Dylan Martinez is made from hollow & solid sculpted glass. Photography courtesy of Method & Concept.

Mach 2 by Dylan Martinez is made from cut and polished glass rods. Photography courtesy of Method & Concept.

Mach 2 by Dylan Martinez is made from cut and polished glass rods. Photography courtesy of Method & Concept.

> See more from the February 2019 issue of Interior Design

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