Diego Tolomelli | Saint Sebastian
stained glass in light box, 2012

Throughout history the art stained glass has always been considered an ecclesiastical craft and used to adorn the churches and cathedrals in the western world. Stained glass artist, Diego Tolomelli is the only artist in the world who has experimented with this craft and to introduce the genres of eroticism, gender and fetish to this art-form.

The idea to create my own interpretation of playing cards began in 2014. This is a long term project that includes 19 pieces each leaded and painted stained glass window measures 72,5 x 49 cm. Each of the panels will be mounted and displayed in its own light box and the designs will be printed on paper to create an exclusive deck of playing cards. The project will be finished in 2018 and exhibited at MooiMan gallery.