Modern and Contemporary Art And Design Flourish On The Curatorís Eye With Site Redesign After unveiling a recent comprehensive site redesign this week, The Curatorís Eye (www.CuratorsEye.com) is pleased to highlight its flourishing Modern and Contemporary Art category.
A fine selection of contemporary sculpture can also be browsed and contemplated, from pieces such as Colorado artist Sandy Gravesí bronze Bison to a found object Praying Mantis by French artist Edouardo Marinet. This anatomically precise sculpture is individually and meticulously assembled from a huge array of found objects including car, motorbike and bicycle parts; each of the elements carefully selected to best portray the character and attitude of the creature. The result is an astonishingly lifelike and unique, contemporary animalier sculpture.
A dramatic Predator Cannibal mask by Robin Lovelace is the first traditional Northwest Coast mask to be cast in stainless steel. Lovelace, a Tlingit sculptor, created a master carving in alder with traditional adzes, and then worked with a foundry to cast her design in stainless steel. She describes Predator Cannibal as a benevolent spirit: "He is the one that makes things right - the Cleaner - the eater of illness." In short, he destroys predators and makes room for healing and wealth.
A selection of Jellyfish Sculptures in glass by Danish artist Steffen Dam round out the contemporary sculpture available in a wide variety of media. The delicate glass models of jellyfish are encased by and incorporated into glass tubes, giving the appearance of study specimens. Steffen Dam (b. 1961) spent many years experimenting with different techniques to master the craft of glass making, but it was the realisation that the small bubbles, carbon streaks and tiny "imperfections" could be manipulated to enhance his work and give it an otherworldly feel that his work moved into the realms of fine art.
Groundbreaking Furniture Design
In addition to the modern paintings and sculpture, The Curatorís Eye also presents a number of high design furniture pieces, beginning with a unique dining table from Joseph Walshís Enignum Collection. The Irish designer is inspired by the effects of elemental forces on the land where he was born and now works, on the southern coast of Ireland. Walsh creates the pieces by bending wood free form and allowing the work to grow as opposed to removing excess from the solid. Thin strips were sliced and manipulated, brought together to support the piece whilst also forming the previously sketched sinuous shapes.
Last but not least, Martin Gallagherís ARDŕ Console Table is handmade and fuses together the basic elements of wood and glass using a combination of traditional techniques, modern forms and technology to create distinctive pieces of furniture. A constant source of inspiration to him is the rugged landscape around where he lives and works on the North West coast of Ireland. Geometric shapes, clean crisp lines and repetition of shape and form found in nature are key themes in his work and Martin's emphasis on using quality modern materials and colour give his work a fresh contemporary aesthetic.
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