The Sculpture Collector

Kylo Chua Miniaturizes a World of Golden Fairies and Brilliant Fireflies

In Sculpture Personalities, Sculpture Techniques, Sculptures on July 21, 2017 at 12:13 pm

Although already a household name within the art houses of Southeast Asia, Eusebio Ehron Kylo Chua– the young 28 year old gemologist-sculptor from the Philippines, has recently created a new realm of artistic fancy. His most recent stylistic evolution brings us into a miniature world of sculpture jewelry, shrinking down his characteristically angelic sculptures to just over two centimeters in height. These small, yet provokingly elegant pieces are cast in a fine gold material (18 karats as I’ve noted from his gallery).

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(Image credit to www.kylochua.com)

Kylo weaves a deepening scene of fantastical motifs and grandeur through his new art & jewelry platform. His novelty sculpting style retains its particular finesse, while many of his newer creative lines (such as the thumbeline sculpture gallery and modern jewelry collection) exemplify a heightened knowledge of both metallurgical and gemological prowess. The studio he founded in the Philippines, along with his dad Seb Chua and his late uncle Arch. Maximo Chan, has garnered a high respect for art-innovation in the country, especially among luxury enthusiasts. Many of Kylo’s jewelry items and golden sculptures are collected by several Philippine business families and certain celebrities. His modern, yet decorative style of expressing biological anatomies reflects upon a youthful, hyper-romanticized view of the stories we create as human beings and emotional thinkers.

 

 

 

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Chul Hyun Ahn Brings Light Into The World of Sculpture

In Sculpture Personalities, Sculpture Techniques, Sculptures on April 7, 2017 at 1:30 am

Chul Hyun Ahn‘s career in art started as a graduate of Chugye University for the Arts located in Seoul. He graduated as a bachelor of fine arts, and later moved on to study his masters degree at the. Maryland Institute College of Art (Baltimore) 2002. This peculiar sculptor does not use the traditional stylings of classical sculptors, but rather employs a new media that takes viewers by surprise; light energy.

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(Photography by Bmore Art – 2005 – Sculpture by Chul Hyun Ahn)

His first exhibition was with C. Grimaldis Gallery. It featured six of his light sculptures and was a ground breaking event in Ahn’s young life at the time. He eventually became a member of a group of light artists that included Olafur Eliasson with Leo Villareal, and Ivan Navarro. Ahn frequented the theme of infinity and zen, creating pieces that reflected on the meditation of these thoughts. People have called his pioneering works as marvels that serve as portholes into another world of chiaroscuro. He institutes the principles of illusional optics and mindplay with several of his more recent works. Ahn’s evolution in the field of light art is a proud step for the artist circles of Korea in the global eye.

Strict Geometrical Impact in this Sculpture of Ezra Orion

In Sculpture Architecture, Sculpture Personalities, Sculpture Techniques, Sculptures on December 22, 2016 at 2:38 pm

As we’ve gotten more and more involved with abstract creations lately, let me show you a sculpture that attunes to a more primal form. Here we have a piece made by the Israeli sculptor Ezra Orion. Don’t let the fantasy-like name fool you, this is one talented artist when it comes to sculptures like this 1966 iron artwork. Resembling the silhouette of an steel beam, Orion’s creation subtly plays with the field of geometry within the piece’s lined interior. Reflecting a vertical boldness and a sense of finality, the piece is indeed a “launching pad for the mind” as described by Orion himself in the past. A graduate of the Royal College of Art in London and the Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design, Orion’s geologic pieces stand tall as a premier example of art that expresses itself in the most basic, yet relational expressions.

Orion‘s piece was a resident of the Israel Museum in Jerusalem and remained one of its aesthetic collection pieces for a long time. When dealing with geometrically inclined subjects, there are times when the mind simply wanders too near the actual contour of the original model, however the challenge is creating that subtle difference in the shape, color texture or other element involved with the artform. Orion’s strong pieces reflect as a basal and concrete idea by which an audience can begin to imagine as something personally interpretable (as anything). The advantages of a basic form allows for the wandering of the mind. On one side, the disadvantage of being too close to the original subject, and on the other the benefit of having a limitless number of possibilities to expound. As the year draws to a close, we hope artists and sculptors out there have gotten a new grip on what it means to create art. The aesthetic community is changing, and so are many of its players.