Stunning Silversmithing…The Works of Hamish Dobbie

The young Metal Artist and Jewelry Designer, Hamish Dobbie, has certainly made a splash in the world of metal sculpture.

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We are enamored with the aesthetic of this collection, and impressed with the use of 3D CAD and 3D printing technologies.  The combination of digital fabrication and delicate hand-chasing, is something we can most definitely relate to.

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The intersection of 3D CAD modeling tools and traditional sculpture mediums has allowed artists to literally warp and replicate forms – which are typically straight and prismatic.  Here’s an excellent example, titled Fingals’ Goblet:

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Amorphous Bronze…’Growth Chair’ @ Design Miami/Basel

This stunning bronze chair, shown at last week’s Design Miami/Basel event (which happens in conjunction with Art Basel in Switzerland), was created by Designer and Artist Matthias Bengtsson.

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The truly fascinating aspect of this concept is the usage of software for the design process – which is driven by a bio-mimicry technique to generate this flowing intertwined form – not unlike the virtual nature-inspired algorithmic designs of Somerville, MA based Nervous System.  The form is captivating, as is the color and tone of that bronze…Call us impressed.

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Bronze in Our Backyard…Storm King Features Thomas Houseago

Not far from our Upstate New York Foundry is the world-renowned Storm King Art Center in New Windsor, New York.  Known for stunning and tremendous outdoor sculptures, in an idyllic natural setting, Storm King has recently welcomed a series of works by Thomas Houseago, titled: As I Went Out One Morning.

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Mr. Houseago is a Los Angeles-based Artist, well known for his use of simple materials and haunting interpretive works.  His pieces have been exhibited around the globe, and now we get a chance to see and touch his work at the ideal outdoor venue.

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Fabric or Bronze?…”Dressed” Collection by Jens Praet

At first glance, Jens Praet’s collection of sculptural furniture pieces appear to have fabric draped over solid forms.  Look more closely and you will see these ‘sheets’ are actually bronze!

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The lovely verdigris patina of the ‘draped’ bronze produces a notable contrast to the brushed brass of the main structures.  These pieces truly are functional pieces of sculptural art.

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Captivating Bronze…Sculptures of Jesus Curia Perez

We’re not sure what we’re more in love with, the lustrous patina of the bronze, or the fascinating subject matter and use of negative space of Jesus Curia Perez’ pieces.  The work of Mr. Perez is both thought-provoking and simply beautiful to look at.

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Jesus Curia Perez Sculpture: “Downstairs”

Mr. Perez’ work is offered by our friends @ 1stdibs Dealer Network, from the Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago.

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Jesus Curia Perez Sculpture: “Downstairs”

From the 1stdibs website: “Working primarily in bronze, Perez removes space from conventionally fleshed out areas of the body; he abnormally lengthens limbs or substitutes geometric forms for clothing or torso. This manipulation of space makes the viewer intensely aware of how one inhabits and interacts with space. This most recent body of work is inspired by mythology.”

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Jesus Curia Perez Sculpture: “Icaro IV”