Artists smash glass storefronts with hammers and create amazing art


Simon Berger is an artist who recently chose an unconventional medium for his art. Instead of using pen and paper, the artist opted for something more extreme – a glass storefront and a hammer.

The glass was his canvas, the hammer his brush.

At first glance, the whole thing may look like an act of vandalism

Image credits: Simon Berger

In an interview with Bored Panda, the artist explained that he chose glass because it has a lot of potential in art. Simon says he has found a technique that is probably the most unique in the entire world.

That’s going to need replacement!

The artist is known for his unorthodox choice of materials, like car parts and old pianos.

Wait, we can almost make something out

After the artist chooses a photo of a model he’ll be creating, he marks the outlines on the glass. He then marks the spots that he won’t be breaking and the ones he will. Then comes the fun part – breaking the glass. According to Simon, the best glass is the one that doesn’t break instantly after being hit.

Is… is that a face?

“Human faces have always fascinated me,” explained Simon. “On safety glass, these motifs come into their own and magically attract visitors. It is a discovery from abstract fogging to figurative perception.”

It is a face!

Some of Simon’s works have been recently displayed in Philipp Brogli’s gallery Artstübli in Basel, Switzerland.

What initially seemed like reckless vandalism turned out to be a portrait by artist Simon Berger


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