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5700 EUR

Reclining Figure Orange, 2017

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Artwork offered by

Oeno Gallery, Bloomfield

Size

71.12 x 57.15 x 33.02 cm
28.00 x 23 x 13.00 in

Reference

7d0e39e1

Year

2017

Medium

Sculpture

Category


  • About the work

Ribbons of glossy, brilliant orange steel follow circuitous paths that unwind and intersect gracefully in this abstracted shape of a reclining figure. The seeming effortlessness of the flowing ribbons is belied by the physical process of making this sculpture. The artist bent and curved the long metal strips at room temperature using an anvil before applying this striking colour. Formally trained as a graphic designer and with years of experience, Birksted chose a new creative direction after being introduced to Shayne Dark, one of Canada's most established sculptors. "My hand-bent metal sculptures are a direct response to my frustration of using a computer as a creative tool. I bend the metal at room temperature, using an anvil. The response from this industrial material is immediate. No bend can be undone; there is no ‘undo’ key." ~ Mark Birksted


About the Artists

1985 Toronto, Canada

Birksted creates hand-bent metal sculptures that are a direct response to his frustrations with the digital world. The metal is bent at room temperature, using an anvil. His philosophy is that "no bend can be undone – there is no ‘undo’ key". Trained as a graphic designer, Birksted has apprenticed with Shayne Dark, one of Canada's most established sculptors.


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Bloomfield, 2274 Prince Edward County Rd 1

Since 2004, we have sought out, represented and exhibited exceptional contemporary artists. The majority are mid-career and senior Canadian artists who have received international recognition for their talents. We actively seek out interesting paintings and sculptures and add new ones to our website every week. We offer complimentary shipping for most works ...

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