Born in 1972, Lila Farget is a French sculptor who lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. She obtained her master’s degree in sculpture from ENSAV La Cambre, Brussels, in 1996. Lila studied the technique of molded glass during various internships at the MusVerre workshop (Sars-Poteries, France). When she graduated, glass became naturally a matter of course. Sculpture is a material in action, molded glass is Lila’s language, giving physical reality to her thoughts in order to recreate an emotion. Glass allows a triple reading of the work: the exterior form, the interior space and an intimate dialogue with light.

Œuvre en verre de Lila FARGET.

Part of her work is based on a series of architectural forms and houses, her glass sculptures express an idea, a symbol, an utopia… The idea of construction is central to her work: she often creates her sculptures like a vertical edifice, with a succession of layers assembled and superimposed to create a volume, a form, often colored, which she sometimes multiplies and plays with to propose a physical experience in space. These layers, which can be compared to rock strata in geology, evoke the successive stages that build life. In a way, she is working on memory, on the mental activity that enables us to remember past experiences to better apprehend the future.

She finds volumes in architecture that inspire her. This allows her to evoke openings and doors, to create a link between the outside and the inside, and to relate the material to form and space.

Œuvre en verre de Lila FARGET.

Lila also collects the cardboard packaging found in our consumer products that end their short existence as waste, in which Lila perceives geometric beauty and sculptural potential. She reinvents them in glass, a poetic way of highlighting materials destined to be destroyed.

Immersed in a professional environment of designers at Zaventem Ateliers, Lila wanted to develop a new approach to glass by creating a luminous bas-relief combined with bronze casting, a technique very close to glass casting. These wall sculptures were born out of a study of the undulation of a drop of water. The result is rings of controlled imperfection that are peacefully repeated endlessly, giving the glass a gentle sensation of movement…

For her exhibition at the Charleroi Glass Museum, Lila Farget reinvents the theme of the labyrinth, creating a glass maze in which the eye is invited to get lost, right down to the transparency of the walls, with all that it represents, both reassuring and frightening. The artist has discovered a new formal language, in which the serial aspect of the form definitively eradicates our reference points.