Lipsticks, high-heels and phalli. Power, gender and consumerism. Just some of the icons and ideas explored in the work of glass artist, Åsa Jungnelius. Often using stereotypically charged objects as reference points in order to either hyper-emphasize or subvert their established meaning, Jungnelius creates larger-than-life objects of feminine beauty at the Åfors Glassworks in Småland, Sweden.
Following her studies at the Pilchuck Glass School in the Unites States and Konstfack (the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design) in Stockholm, Åsa Jungnelius started her career at the Orrefors School of Glass. The artist has recently returned to the Kingdom of Crystal (Glasriket) as a new designer at Kosta Boda, the world renowned Swedish glassworks.
One of the artist’s favorite themes is consumption as the creator of personal identity and the question of who we become in today’s shopping culture? Take a look below at a selection of the beautiful and occasionally provocative work of Åsa Jungnelius: