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Artist: Sergio Penteado (authored by [email protected])

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Sergio Penteado
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With the mind of an architect and the soul of an alchemist, designer Sergio Penteado mixes balanced amounts of wit and poetry in his collections. His designs introduce elements of surprise with the movement of its parts, unexpected reflexions created by mirrored surfaces and, above all, by the flexibility they allow. By offering the possibility of multiple combinations, his work invites the wearer to play a fundamental part in the magical game of artistic creation and become its co-author.
Sergio graduated in Architecture and Industrial Design at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, and studied Multimedia, Web Design and 3D modeling at San Francisco State University in California. He perfected his skills as a goldsmith, model maker and gemologist at the Revere Academy in San Francisco. He also experimented with sculpture, ceramics, blacksmithing and photography.

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Artist: Jamie Nasiatka (authored by jamienasiatka)

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Jamie Nasiatka
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My artwork ties into my training and skills as an engineer and manifests itself as kinematic art - involving motion both physical and perceived (light and sound giving the impression of motion.) I work with robotics, mechanics, light, and sound, creating mobiles, stabiles, and other geometric sculptures. I am examining the relationships of light and motion, reality and optical illusion, spinny and blinky.

Artist: David Patchen (authored by davidpatchen)

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David Patchen
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Artist Statement I find glass as seductive as it is challenging. As a particularly unforgiving medium, an artist has endless creative opportunities to design for its unique properties--the only limitations are their imagination and skill in working with the material. I've always been captivated by how one can use this enigmatic material to achieve virtually any form, hold elements in suspension, and achieve great detail or soft abstraction. Its flexibility as a medium is matched by the difficulty it presents in using it to execute precise work. My current work is an intensive exploration of patterns, colors and transparency created through multi-layered cane and murrine (colored rods and patterned cross-sections of glass). While varied in composition and design, I most often create work within a series of graceful forms that I consider three dimensional canvases. The diversity in my compositions reflects my desire to constantly experiment and explore a variety of ideas simultaneously. Some themes in my work include windows into or through a piece, things hidden & revealed and extreme detail. Colors in contrasting and/or complimentary tertiary tones woven into complex patterns challenge expectations of the amount of detail glass can carry and its place in the art world. My influences include textiles, ethnically distinct colors and shapes as well as the marine environment. Creating my work begins with meticulous planning and designing of colors and patterns. After I pull the cane and murrine, I carefully compose these elements to design the final work, all days prior to blowing it. I enjoy this process of thoughtful creativity and the contrasting intensity of executing work in the hotshop, where the limited window to shape molten glass requires precision and urgency. The dual challenge of designing and executing complex work satisfies both the artist and the craftsman in me and I continually find it exciting to create a piece I've poured days over, watching it come to life in the fire. Bloom Recently I've been exploring a range of sculptural ideas which have evolved into a new body of work titled Bloom. Over the years I have experimented with the concept of precious things hidden and revealed and only recently found an expression for these ideas. Bloom are organic forms that reveal something unexpected and precious that reward close inquiry. Bloom are natural but non-representational and intentionally somewhat curious and hard to place. Since human brains are pattern matching machines ("oh, that looks like x"), I wanted Bloom to feel vaguely familiar but lack a single point of reference leaving it to the viewer to consider what it could be, how it evolved, what inspired it, what it communicates and what it could mean. Bloom are all one-of-a-kind works that vary in color, texture, interior pattern and overall form, but they are all of one 'species.'

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Artist: Steven Allen (authored by stevenallen)

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Steven Allen
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Steve began a career as machinist and worked in the machining trades until 2005.  This experience is reflected in his mechanical assemblage works and large chamber pieces.  His love for throwing pottery began in 1985 at the Salt Lake Art Center and for sculpting while an undergrad at San Francisco State University, 2001-05.  Steve received an MFA from San Francisco State University in 2008.  His ceramic sculpture can be found in many private and permanent collections including the de Young Museum, Ceramics Research Center, Lincoln Public Library and Salinas Public Library.  He is an award-winning sculptor and has shown his work nationally and internationally.  He creates a variety of artwork from functional pottery to complex sculptural installations.

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Artist: Fabienne Slama Bismuth (authored by fabiennebismuth)

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Fabienne Slama Bismuth
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I sculpt beautiful, voluptuous, fierce women. My raw material is emotion. My medium is clay and I cast the finished piece in bronze, to give it strength, texture and color.

French-American artist, I put femininity into three dimensions, capturing the power, glamor, beauty and vulnerability of the female form in bold yet sensuous bronze. A biochemist by training, an artist by heart, my love for the human body evolved from a molecular level to an emotional one when I decided to pursue my passion as a sculptor. My work has recently evolved to represent some of the powerful and fierce women. Those who could be seen in fashion magazines or in daily life: entrepreneurs, businesswomen, mothers and spouses who need to fit in so many different roles that they forget their own self to become object of desire and admiration. 

Raised in the heart of Paris, I was surrounded as a kid by fashion designers like Coco Chanel, Sonia Rykiel or Yves Saint Laurent. I could see a beautiful model walk on the street everyday and she would be just another regular woman. From that time, I love Fashion as an accessory in the beauty on any woman. Couple of years ago, after looking through the page of Vogue magazine I was inspired by some photos to create my “Sassy ladies” series. Fierce in bell-bottom pants, their look is universal. They seem to come from the 70s but I discovered in 2010. They are young and mature enough to know who they are. They are sexy and strong. They are proud and vulnerable. And they  are definitely going somewhere. 

Esthetic, tenderness, attitude, translated in colorful, emotional bronzes sculptures has allowed FaB’s artwork to be shown in New York, California, Colorado, France and represented in collections worldwide.

 

Artist: philippe jestin (authored by philippejestin)

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philippe jestin
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as a visual artist I am open to different series of work, keeping my creative process fluid open to a variety of ideas and explorations, free of considerations of style, the craft the quality of it, is the challenge I seek. Inspired by materials as well as subject matter relating to the human figure, lines around the body created by clothing designs and structures. The produced object has a sculptural dimension a decisive edge much like in a bas-relief. In this state of mind I have along the way produced works with wood, metal, paper, wire and charcoals. One common material to many of those works is the resin which is applied with different casting techniques, often born out of experimentation and necessity to bring forth the initial idea.

Artist: Arlene Diehl (authored by artistsartist)

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Arlene Diehl
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“My work has evolved from a lifelong love for, fascination with, and sense of reverence for the human form. I have also been deeply committed over the years to the process of drawing, finding in it time and again an emotional and visceral immediacy that has served my deeper purposes. I am working now exclusively with live models and with a great deal of speed. I like working with a living, breathing human being because, by definition, the subject is not a static one but a dynamic one, moment by moment in a process of change. My aim is to transmit something of the power of that dynamism to the viewer. When successful, I liken the experience to going on a somewhat frightening roller coaster ride and arriving breathless and sometimes amazed at where that ride has taken me. The process requires of me a very deep letting off of the brakes of any preconceived notions I may have had for the drawing. By responding freshly to a particular moment the work can move in many different directions, sometimes more abstractly, sometimes more representationally. My best work often includes elements of both, and can be further layered with a sense of transition, emotional nuance and some measure of mystery.”

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