Winnie Teschmacher (Rotterdam, 1958) started experimenting with the possibilities of glass in 1983, blowing it, bending it and grinding it. In doing so, she experienced how, rather than working with matter, she was working with light and space. ‘Distortions and reflections enable us to see the glass. A lens or piece of glass allows us to become aware that we do not see objects around us, but light. Our eyes are sensitive to light, not to objects. Seeing matter, therefore, is an illusion, seeing light is a reality.’
Alongside glass, she has begun to introduce the use of metal, wood and photographic images in her objects. Her new work reveals a great fascination for silence and light.
Winnie Teschmacher is autodidactic. Since 2008, she has, alongside her work as an artist, also been initiator and director of De Ketelfactory in Schiedam. Her work has been displayed in, among other places, The Hague, Amsterdam.
You can find artwork of Winnie Teschmacher also in Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam