the artist Nabo Gass

Nabo was born in 1954 in Ebingen, Baden-Württemberg.

After a classical education as a glass painter, he studied at the Academy of Arts in Berlin. In the mid 1980s he founded his Atelier in Wiesbaden, where he presently lives and works. Glass has been the focus of his artistic endeavors since 1986. Numerous exhibitions as well as work in the private and public sector have made his glass art famous.

In addition to autonomous glass pictures, Gass has created many interiors with glass doors, luminous ceilings and room dividers. He has also immersed himself in the field of solar technology and designed facades of industrial buildings.

Works in public space can be seen u. a. in the German Museum of Stained Glass Linnich, Rüsselsheim Municipal Theater, Stadthalle in Schorndorf, glass museum of the Ernsting Foundation in Coesfeld, Malden retirement home and court building Roermond in the Netherlands, parish house St. Stephan in Mainz, IGM building Hannover and in Wiesbaden the Wall of Fame in the Kurhaus conservatory, the columns on the Kureck and the stele in front of the Literaturhaus.

 

Awards

2014 Award for a solar building of the BDA Münsterland (Bund Deutscher Architekten)

2012 Architecture Award of the pbb Stiftung Deutsche Pfandbriefbank for exemplary commercial buildings

2008 Competition Sculpture Park Walldorf-Mörfelden

2000 Innovation Award, Glastec Dusseldorf

1999 New Glass Review 21, Corning Museum New York

1983 Kunstfonds Bonn

 

publications

2017 "Masterpieces of Glass Art in the 20th Century", B. Kühnen-Verlag, Volume 2, p. 235 ff

2013 NABO reflections, Uferatelier Wiesbaden, ISBN 978-3-00-042783-1

2010 "Dialogue in Architecture" exhibition catalog, Gallery SKLO (Korea)

2005 "Broken Glass", Glass in Art and Architecture, Wiegand Verlag, p. 85 ff

2004 "Pas de deux", Nabo Gaß and Udo Gottfried, exhibition catalog, Burgau Castle, Düren

2002 "Nabo Gass à la Sorbonne", exhibition catalog, Sorbonne, Paris

2000 "Nabo Gaß BildErFinder", German Stained Glass Museum, exhibition catalog

1989 "14 hours of art", educational work of the BBK Berlin

1987 "Synthetic Sign" in "wfk 1972 - 1987"

1986 "Wir machen Druck, Steidl publishing house

1981 "The artist as a specialist" in "Künstler und Kulturarbeit", Hochschule der Künste Berlin

1980 "Künstlerhäuser" in "Art and Public", Elefanten Press Verlag