Monday, 28 February 2011

Artist Research...

Richard Sweeney...

Richard Sweeney was born in Huddersfield, England in 1984. 
He discovered natural talent for sculpture at Batley school of Art and Design in 2002, which led him to the study of Three Dimensional Design at the Manchester Metropolitan University, where he concentrated on the hands-on manipulation of paper to create design models, which ultimately developed into sculptural pieces in their own right. 
                            Richard’s practice combines the disciplines of design, photography, craft and sculpture, resulting in a varied output of work including graphic design and public sculpture commissions. Combining hand-craft with computer aided design and CNC manufacturing techniques, Richard seeks to maintain an experimental, hand-on approach, utilising the unique properties of often mundane materials to discover unique sculptural forms. He has lectured at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna as part of the Sliver architecture lecture series 2009 and is a regular guest lecturer at the graphic design department at Sheffield Hallum University

Below are some of Richard Sweeney's beautifully crafted work

here you can see more example of Richard's work. By punting all the images together you can see that photography is as important as the actual pieces of work. you can also see how different light effects could  make so much difference and could give totally different look.

Chris Natrop...

                        Before taking a look at more of his work lets take a look at Natrop’s background.   Natrop recieved his BFA in Painting at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a merit scholarship.  Since then he’s been featured at a multitude of galleries and has been invited as a guest lecturer to the School of Art and the University of Tennessee.  Not to mention the Vincent Prince Art Museum.  Natrop’s work features installations of fibrious paper cut outs that immediatly give the feeling of soft fabrics and spiderwebs.

               Not of all his work consists of these paper cut out installations.  His work encompasses a multitude of forms and the paper cutouts can easily become static, wall-mounted pieces of art.

"And fast through the drifts of the thickets antlered like deer.."
I love Chris Natrop's work because they are very neat. they have so much detail, I really like the way he used different coloured background which makes it look even more beautiful. I really liked the one with blue background because the way it has been photographed, the shadow effects makes it look even more interesting and I am definitely going to try and do something like this.

here you can see more example of his work and they are all larger scale pieces. I personally think that working on bigger size paper would be more interesting and challenging because you get more space to work with and you can do whatever you want.  
Chris Natrop has incredible detail in his paper sculpture.

Peter Callesen...
              Peter's paper works has been based around an exploration of the relationship between two and three dimensionality. He  finds this materialization of a flat piece of paper into a 3D form almost a magic process - or maybe one could call it obvious magic, because the process is obvious and the figures still stick to their origin, without the possibility of escaping. 
                            He finds the A4 sheet of paper interesting to work with, because it is probably the most common and consumed media and format for carrying information today, and in that sense it is something very loaded. This means that we rarely notice the actual materiality of the A4 paper. By removing all the information and starting from scratch using the blank white 80gsm A4 paper as a base for his creations, He feels that he has found a material which we all are able to relate to, and at the same time is non-loaded and neutral and therefore easier to fill with different meanings. The thin white paper also gives the paper sculptures a fragility which underlines the tragic and romantic theme of the works.

I just love the way it has been done..It really stands out because the dark background..It looks very simple but I think it is as strong as Peter Callesen's  other work..

white hand
half way through
do not enter

down the river

trace in snow
the impossible meeting
butterflies trying to escape their shadow

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