Lisa Hamilton has studied in New York, Germany and the Netherlands. She is a painter, sculptor and creates art with ink, paint and pencil.
On her website you can see a clear development in her work. It begins in 2006 where her work is oil on canvas, crazy brush strokes create amazing pieces. As the years go on her work merges into geometric block shapes with a small amounts of detail, then onto her sculpture work, made of paper, glue and paint, she has created a sculptural portrayal of the paintings she has done previously.
This is the first in a series of movable object works based on an investigation of color and shape that began in paintings. Forms have developed out of a desire to literally ‘play’ with the idea that shape and color are largely dependent on perspective. The shapes have migrated off the surface and into a hinged series of forms that can be rearranged; retaining an object’s rationality whatever position they are set or perspective they are encountered. The viewer is encouraged to play with the work and, if they like, ponder the notion of how an object might pose as a painting or pose a riddle to the understanding of a painting.
Here is the set.
Jacob Wolf Miller was born in Princeton, New Jersey in 1989. His first camera was a Minolta X-370 and he starting taking photographs in 2005. He has a degree in Photography and has now moved to Portland Oregon.
I love his sculptural work because they are all made from natural forms and they are beautifully photographed in their ‘natural habitat’.
Here is some of his work.
And my favourite image from the set is this:
Richard Long was born in Bristol, studied at the College of Art there and then went on to St Martins in London before moving back to Bristol to live. He is very successful, held many solo exhibitions, even one in the Tate.
One of his most famous works is A line made by walking, it is a mixture of performance art and sculpture. He would walk back and forth and photograph it afterwards.
A paragraph on his website sums up Long’s work perfectly.
RICHARD LONG. ARTIST.
ART MADE BY WALKING IN LANDSCAPES.
PHOTOGRAPHS OF SCULPTURES MADE ALONG THE WAY.
WALKS MADE INTO TEXTWORKS.
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AND A LIST OF SOLO EXHIBITIONS.
Here is some of his work.
A line made by walking
Ofra Lapid was born in 1982 in Tel Aviv, has a BA in art education and has had many exhibitions with her work featured.
I want to focus on Ofra Lapid’s project Broken Houses.
Her series, ‘Broken Houses’, revolves around abandoned homes destroyed by weather or neglected by man. She finds images of damaged and abandoned homes on the internet, and then proceeds to make the model replicas of the houses based off the photos. She, then, photographs them again in her studio.
Antony Gormley is a well known sculptor born in London, he’s received awards and held exhibitions all over the world. Gormley is a sculptor who’s work is relative to shape and geometry (although not all of it). The majority of his work is based on people, but he has occasionally delved into experimentation with both geometry and people, he has managed to create figures from:
” tetrahedral, cubic, dodecahedral and more complex polygons”
His illustrations really reflect the thought behind his sculptures.
This is his project in 2009-2010 called Aperture.
I also recommend for you to look at other projects, specifically: Exposed Expansion Works (2007-2008), Hive (2006-2009) and Feeling Material (2003-2008).
Leah Wolff was born in Ohio but moved to New York City after graduating from design school. Her sculpted forms are often made from paper mache and ceramics. This quote from her website sums up her work perfectly:
Their slumped postures are in direct contrast with the precision and symmetry in a scientific model. This difference references her own intellectual thresholds when confronting concepts dealing with the infinite.
As well as sculpting she also does illustrations which really reflect in her sculpted work, I love the way she has combined sculpture and illustration to create her work. I really recommend looking into her work and reading the statement she’s written on her website (here).
Derek Weisberg is one of my favourite sculptors. Not only do I enjoy looking at the characters he makes I love the thought behind it, I don’t think art always needs a reasoning behind it but Weisberg has quite similar beliefs and thoughts as myself. However, it was only until I began to research him that I found out that we shared beliefs. Here are some quotes from his website:
I create works of art that are emotional and psychological self-portraits. Through my work I aim to make sense of my life, my experiences, and the times I live. I do not wish to represent like a photo, instead to achieve an innerness.
To experience death is to experience the most unique situation in life; it is simultaneously completely familiar and alien, definitive and confusing, guaranteed and mysterious. This work is a combination of all those things and has been a way to help me navigate through and reconcile with the loss of my mother.
Fred Sandback was born in New York, he studied philosophy then sculpture and is now renowned for his sculptures using wool. Sandback’s concept is quite simple but the results he comes out with are really appealing, as the sculpture itself can be seen from different angles, therefore creating different shapes and compositions.
Letha Wilson was born in Colorado and is currently working in New York. Wilson has created something really unique in her project Photo Sculptures. Sometimes at first glance you don’t realise the photographs have become sculpture (it would probably be easier to notice in real life), large prints of her photographs are presented and almost destroyed or edited by physical elements that almost bring the photograph to life.
For example, this photograph has been given a 3 dimensional feel because Wilson has used cement to create an addition to the photograph. I think it brings it to life.
Other times she has even cut parts out of the prints.
George William Hart was born in 1955 and he studies geometry. He creates sculptures, computer images, toys and puzzles.
His sculptures have been featured in articles in the New York Times, Science (magazine), Tiede (Finnish), Ars et Mathesis (Dutch), Наука и жизнь(Russian) and other publications around the world.
His sculptures are what I will focus on, as you have probably realised I currently have a love for shape and geometry which is what drew me to Hart in the first place. Not only does he create visually appealing sculptures he has skills in using a wide range of materials such as, wood, paper, metals and acrylic.
This is one of my favourites, called No Picnic it is in mobile form hanging from the ceiling… and it’s made of spoons and forks. Unfortunately it was damaged whilst on display, idiots.
The balls were made of 180 spoons in six different colours, 150 knives in three colours, and 240 forks in six colours.
There were three very different arrangements, but all with the same symmetry.