Artist Mari Mészáros
(1947, Hungary) is a glass artist who completed study at the Academy of Applied Art, Glass Department, Budapest, Hungary before embarking on an impressive creative career. Her glass art begins with the representation of the human body, and its organic relationship to its various parts. Mészáros controls a subtle balance to bring in the glass moulds body parts in crackling incline of faces, torsos often with political gestures. They are lyrical reliefs formed in glass.
Her sculptures are built out of shards, fractures and cracks, vestiges, and traces that create the soul and emotions of her objects. They refer to history, growth, aging and wear as Mészáros adds and takes away from her works. Quoting Mészáros, “I make sculptures that express eternal, universal human feelings. I make them from glass, a material that is as fragile as human beings, and as strong as humanity." Mészáros has held teaching posts throughout Europe and her glass art is among collections of museums, companies and private collectors in the USA and Europe.