Tag: Sculpture

Celebrated Nigerian artist Amarachi Okafor highlights Ecological Disaster

Well-known for the powerful messages conveyed across various media, Nigerian-based artist Amarachi Okafor decided to tackle a large-scale ecological disaster created by countless small, discarded cigarette butts in her latest work.

Now that effort will be featured in an upcoming exhibition “Announcing beauty, mercy, kindness and love” a rare retrospective exhibition chronicling 20 years of practice by the critically acclaimed Nigerian artist and curator. The exhibition opened October 29 at the Lagos’ Red Door Gallery, and will be open until November 19, 2022.

The ‘Collòculi’ Exhibit by Internationally Recognized Artist and Filmmaker Annalaura di Luggo

Internationally recognized artist and filmmaker Annalaura di Luggo unveils “Collòculi” – her most artistic challenge!

“Collòculi” is an immersive, multimedia interactive work made in the shape of a Giant Eye from recycled aluminum. The symbolism of recycling is both suggestive of environmental rebirth as well as the deeper meaning of taking old thrown away emotions and creating new, more positive views through new eyes.

COLLÒCULI WE ARE ART by Annalaura di Luggo is currently on display at al National Archeological Museum of Naples MANN (Italy) until January 2023.

Exclusive interview with a 3D sculptor James Johnson

Creating sculpture is not an all consuming need or source of ego identification for me so I never feel anything was or is sacrificed.

It is the beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete, the antithesis of the notion of beauty as something perfect, enduring, and monumental.

It is a search for the essential elements of our common humanity and the compassion it calls for.

I tell myself that just for today, I will not worry about whatever is in my path and remember it is a privilege not a necessity to share my work.

Said Dokins’ light installation ‘Refraktur’ dazzles audience at the 2022 Querétaro Experimental International Public Art Festival in Mexico | VIDEO

Throughout the summer months of June until September, Mexican contemporary artist Said Dokins presents ‘Refraktur’ as part of the Querétaro Experimental International Public Art Festival.

The festival will show the work of over 200 artists across a wide range of disciplines, including music, theatre, dance, performance and sculpture. 

‘Refraktur’ is a site-specific installation built out of glass, metal, reflexive materials and LEDs that will be placed on the Madero boulevard in the center of the Mexican city of Queretaro.

Exclusive Interview with Nationally Acclaimed Public Sculptor Aaron T Stephan | Part 2

Nationally acclaimed American public sculptor Aaron T Stephan lives and works in Portland, Maine.

His work presents a wry look at the world around him – focusing on the complex web of information carried by everyday materials and objects.

Stephan has completed over 25 major public works in municipal spaces throughout the United States.

His work is noted for his diverse approach to form spanning from a life-sized orchestra of plastic snap-to parts, gestural streetlights, and gracefully curved ladders reminiscent of DNA.

Stephan’s public works can be found in the collections of cities across the nation.

THE HYDE Collection Brings Bolton Landing Sculptor Back Home To The Southern Adirondacks In Celebration Of Its 60th Anniversary

PRESS RELEASE | GLENS FALLS, NY, JULY 11, 2022 —  In honor of The Hyde Collection’s sixtieth anniversary in 2023 of its opening as a fine arts museum, we are pleased to announce the exhibition Songs of the Horizon: David Smith, Music, and Dance.

Curated by Dr. Jennifer Field, Executive Director of the Estate of David Smith, this project will be the first museum exhibition to focus exclusively on the indelible influence of music and dance on Smith’s work in painting, drawing, and sculpture.

The exhibition will feature approximately twenty-five loans from important private and public collections, the Estate of David Smith, and a selection of rare archival materials.

Exclusive Interview with Nationally Acclaimed Public Sculptor Aaron T Stephan | Part 1

Nationally acclaimed American public sculptor Aaron T Stephan lives and works in Portland, Maine.

His work presents a wry look at the world around him – focusing on the complex web of information carried by everyday materials and objects.

Stephan has completed over 25 major public works in municipal spaces throughout the United States.

His work is noted for his diverse approach to form spanning from a life-sized orchestra of plastic snap-to parts, gestural streetlights, and gracefully curved ladders reminiscent of DNA.

Stephan’s public works can be found in the collections of cities across the nation.

650 LADDERS – Aaron T Stephan’s Sculpture “Paths Rising” Installed at Tampa International Airport

PRESS RELEASE | TAMPA, FLORIDA, 10 JUNE, 2022  – Nationally acclaimed artist Aaron T Stephan revealed a significant new public installation titled “Paths Rising” in the Main Terminal at Tampa International Airport.

This 30 ft. wide suspended sculpture consists of over 650 tapered ladders framed by a glowing oculus of gold leaf.

“Paths Rising” will serve as an exciting new anchor point for arrivals and departures from Tampa Bay.

The work is inspired by the vibrant culture and natural beauty of the region – while its form, color, and overall dynamic speaks to the airport’s theme of atmosphere.

Interview with Chris O’Rourke | Part 2 – Business Side of Metal Sculpting

Chris O’Rourke sculptures

As a longtime car and motorcycle enthusiast, Chris O’Rourke’s journey from metal fabricator to sculpture artist is a shining example of how materials typically reserved for mechanical applications are equally suited to art when in the right hands. In this two-part series, WAN has the pleasure of interviewing a unique artist whose pursuit of perfection has resulted in his work being highly valuated in the art world.