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Habatat is honored to announce the first solo exhibition by Arizona-based artist Mark Leputa. Leputa's exhibition titled "All We Have Is Now" features a collection of nine colorful new sculptures by the artist that are only available here at Habatat. We have planned an in-person exhibition Friday, March 24th at 6:00 p.m. ET and you are invited!  Join us for the Grand Opening!

View Mark Leputa's available art work: CLICK HERE

Leputa’s work is inspired by the beauty of the natural world. Leputa has gained recognition for his exceptional skill in creating intricate glass sculptures that capture the essence of his inspirations. He is well-known in the art community and continues to be inspired by his world travels. I will compare the important work of the artist to a few other important artists below.

One of the most notable glass artists in history is Dale Chihuly. Chihuly's work is known for its bold colors, dramatic shapes, and grand scale. Similarly, Leputa's work often features vibrant colors and intricate shapes, although his pieces are created using a different process than Chihuly's. Both artists are inspired by nature, and their work often reflects the beauty of the natural world

Another important glass artist in history is Louis Comfort Tiffany. Tiffany is known for his innovative use of opalescent glass, which he used to create stunning stained-glass windows and lamps. While Leputa doesn't use opalescent glass in his work, he shares Tiffany's fascination with the interplay of light and color. Many of Leputa's pieces are designed to capture and reflect light, creating a dazzling display of colors and patterns.

Finally, Leputa’s forms are cut and carved in a similar style as another important artist Jon Kuhn. While Kuhn cuts are carved cold glass from the start, Leputa’s sculptures begin as a hot-blown glass bubble that is later cut and carved into the final sculpture. Both artists’ works are magical in appearance and emit a sparkle that is sure to catch the viewer's eye. One could describe each of their works as treasures and a must-have for any art collector.

In conclusion, Mark Leputa's work stands out as a unique and innovative contribution to the world of glass art. While his work shares some similarities with that of other important artists in history, Leputa's use of color, detail, and symbolism is truly his own. By exploring the natural world and the rich history of art, Leputa has created a body of work that is both beautiful and meaningful.


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