2014 Stephen Procter Fellow Jeff Zimmer creates multi-layered paintings from sheets of flat glass. Characterized by a palpable sense of space and depth, his work is an exploration of issues surrounding certainty, doubt, guilt and innocence, and the beauty in ambiguity and enigma. It is political but not polemical, and provokes a meditative and sensual experience of light. Zimmer’s current work uses landscape and metaphor to explore whitewashed memories and pasts, the disconnect between action and consequence, and the implications of borders and boundaries.
Zimmer studied theatre before completing a Masters in Glass and Architectural Glass at Edinburgh College of Art. He has taught at the Edinburgh College of Art, Bild-Werk Frauenau (DE), North Lands Creative Glass (UK), and the National Sculpture Factory (IR). His work is included in the permanent collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum, the European Museum for Modern Glass, the Glasmuseet Ebeltoft and the Glasmuseum Frauenau.
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