Stefan Glerum is the illustrator that created the visual concept of this amazing High Stained Glass Cathedral in Amsterdam. He has designed the windows on the facade of this 18 meters high cathedral.
On 4 November, two large new windows were revealed in a residential area consisting of 72 apartments. In a colorful and expressive mind, the design echoes the history of the neighborhood (Polderweg). His colorful window designs for the building, designed by Heren 5 Architects for Ymere, illustrate the social history of the site. There are references to the former Oostergasfabriek, a 19th century gas factory, the old swimming baths, and a former animal shelter, as well as personal stories from local people.
Dutch artist Stefan Glerum has an illustration style that lends perfectly to stained glass. In his traditional artwork, we can see the influence of Art Deco and Japanese woodblock prints, with figures drawn in bold lines against vibrantly colored backgrounds with unusual angles of view. His simple and flat way of drawing is also reminiscent of Bauhaus, Italian Futurism and Russian Constructivism, which he credits as his inspiration.
Stefan Glerum was born in 1983 and lives and works in Amsterdam. Stefan spent four years in Breda studying illustration at the Academy St. Joost. He also worked as an assistant to one of the country’s most celebrated comic artists, Joost Swarte.
Stefan Glerum’s style is like a melting pot of illustration heritage. While its subconscious familiarity has universal appeal, his work is also a study point for those with knowledge of graphic design history.
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