Art and Sculpture

How artists and designers are using metals today and how long this apparently modern trend has been going on for.
An overview of three families of works by Catalan sculptor Jaume Plensa, b.1955

An overview of three families of works by Catalan sculptor Jaume Plensa, b.1955

Antonio Moll reviews these pieces which, employing light, play with the representation of human heads and alphabetic letters and are created from steel, aluminium, wire mesh, glass and snow.

Author: Antonio Moll

A journey to visit the The Sun Voyager sculpture by Jón Gunnar Árnason in Reykjavík, Iceland

A journey to visit the The Sun Voyager sculpture by Jón Gunnar Árnason in Reykjavík, Iceland

Richard Storer-Adam takes us on a trip to visit, admire and understand this ethereal and haunting Viking sculpture in polished stainless steel.

Author: Richard Storer-Adam

Curtis Jere – the partnership between Curtis Freiler and Jerry Fels, creating art from a heavenly mix of metals

Curtis Jere – the partnership between Curtis Freiler and Jerry Fels, creating art from a heavenly mix of metals

Richard Storer-Adam looks at some of the spectacular artworks and innovative techniques creating pieces which are still sought-after today as iconic mid-century modern art.

Author: Richard Storer-Adam

The Architect

The Architect

A poem by Richard Storer-Adam on the agony of the late night designing process for an architect.

Author: Richard Storer-Adam

Beverly Pepper, sculptor – her life, work and significant sculptures

Beverly Pepper, sculptor – her life, work and significant sculptures

Richard Storer-Adam look at this original sculptor’s life and work in cutting, bending and shaping steel, stone and iron and selects some of his favourite pieces such as “Exodus” created in 1972 and formed from stainless steel.

Author: Richard Storer-Adam

Made from Junk - A collation of modern sculptures, furniture and lighting made from recycled materials

Made from Junk - A collation of modern sculptures, furniture and lighting made from recycled materials

Richard Storer-Adam examines the work of six, frequently controversial, artists who use unlikely and discarded materials for the basis of their work.

Author: Richard Storer-Adam

The history of the Statue of Liberty, Liberty Island, New York, United States

The history of the Statue of Liberty, Liberty Island, New York, United States

Richard Storer-Adam gives a history of this world-famous copper statue and its designers, including Gustave Eiffel (with a footnote on how it would not have gone green if it had been made from PVD coloured stainless steel).

Author: Richard Storer-Adam

A review of two sculptures by Joana Vasconcelos, “Pavilion de Thé” in wrought-iron and “Marilyn” compiled of stainless steel saucepans and lids

A review of two sculptures by Joana Vasconcelos, “Pavilion de Thé” in wrought-iron and “Marilyn” compiled of stainless steel saucepans and lids

Richard Storer-Adam gives us an in-depth look at two of the vivid and interpretive works of this modern sculptor working in quotidian metals and materials and how they comment on our lives today, especially those of women.

Author: Richard Storer-Adam

The Chinese Imperial Water Dragon by Kevin Stone, sculptor in polished stainless steel

The Chinese Imperial Water Dragon by Kevin Stone, sculptor in polished stainless steel

Richard Storer-Adam looks at the methodology of this Canadian fabricator and welder who became an artist creating gigantic metal sculptures cutting and grinding each of the hundreds of highly reflective components himself.

Author: Richard Storer-Adam

A review of the work of Naum Gabo, sculptor of the famous and haunting Constructed Head no 2 in galvanised iron sheet

A review of the work of Naum Gabo, sculptor of the famous and haunting Constructed Head no 2 in galvanised iron sheet

Richard Storer-Adam looks at the work of the Russian sculptor who coined the term Constructivism and created art works in the material that was the pre-runner of Corten steel.

Author: Richard Storer-Adam

Koons’ Balloon Dog Orange

Koons’ Balloon Dog Orange

Looking at Jeff Koons striking and unforgettable sculptures. Balloon Dog (Orange) signed and dated 'Jeff Koons 1994-2000' (on the underside) mirror-polished stainless steel with transparent color coating 121 x 143 x 45 in. (307.3 x 363.2 x 114.3 cm) Executed in 1994-2000 Koons' Balloon Dog Orange The ultra famous and hugely controversial American artist Jeff Koons who was born in the small town of York Pensilvania on the 21st January 1955. Koons works in many media. My personal favourites of his work has to be those fabricated in coloured stainless steel. During the early 80’s Koons was heading for a…

Author: Richard Storer-Adam

Cloud Gate - a polished stainless steel sculpture inspired by a drop of mercury taking centre stage in the city

Cloud Gate - a polished stainless steel sculpture inspired by a drop of mercury taking centre stage in the city

Richard-Storer Adam takes us on a visit to marvel at British artist Anish Kapoor’s mesmerising bean- shaped mirrored stainless steel installation in the AT&T Plaza, Millennium Park in Chicago, Illinois.

Author: Richard Storer-Adam

The Atomium

The Atomium

Looking at this extraordinary modernistic installation in Brussels from 1958 The Atomium 1958, Brussels , Avenue de l'Atomium, 1020 Bruxelles, Belgium, 102 meters. By Andre Waterkeyn. Engineering consultants Beckers, Joukoff and Daniel, Architects A. and J. Polak Have you ever wondered what a crystal of iron would look like magnified 160 billion times? Well I have, so thank goodness for Monsieur Andre Waterkeyn who designed the stunning Atomium, constructed in 1958, for the World’s Fair in Brussels. Now I know what a huge iron crystal looks like and I have to say I really like it. To be fair to…

Author: Richard Storer-Adam

Metropol Parasol  - Redevelopment of Plaza de la Encarnacion, Seville, Spain

Metropol Parasol - Redevelopment of Plaza de la Encarnacion, Seville, Spain

We take a visit to this triumphant installation in Seville. Seville Seville is one of my very favourite cities in Spain, with some of the very best local food and wine to be found anywhere in Andalusia. Seville is a traditional stopping off point for travellers on their way to Portugal. Seville is an intimate but vibrant city with a population close to 700,000. The city is famous for it’s searingly hot in summers with average June/July temperatures being around 35-38 Centigrade. On a hot day 40 centigrade plus is not unknown. Metropol Parasol - Redevelopment of Plaza de la…

Author: Richard Storer-Adam