Giampaolo Amoruso (1961) might have Italian roots, but has lived, studied and worked his entire life in Belgium.
His passion for glassblowing would start on the workfield: ‘Les Cristalleries de Boussu’. He would be a student of artist and designer Claude Laurent in ‘l’ecole des métiers d’art’ of the province Henegouwen in Mons where he obtained his degree in hollowed glass in 1978.
Passionate by the art of glassblowing, he started specializing in different glass forming techniques. In 1992 he settled his own atelier in Boussu where he developed his own style of glassblowing. Since 1996 Amoruso lives in Deerlijk where he daily creates new objects.
The sculptures of Amoruso are often colorful, but may be very sober at times. His detailed workmanship and expressionist design are particular to Amoruso’s style.
Amoruso his oeuvre is exhibited in museums all over the world such as in Doornik, Charleroi, Kortrijk, Lommel, Ernsting Stichting Coesfeld (Ge), Musée du verre de Sars-Poteries (Fr), Gabon, Racine Art Museum (USA), Bragiotti Collection Amsterdam, Turkey,…