The Art of Aluminium : Aluminium sculptures
Aluminum has sided our houses and contained our food or beverage. Since 1940, aluminium had its place in our everyday life. Other than practical and useful material, aluminium can also be viewed as a thing of beauty, it can be an art.
Aluminium exhibits its versatility in art
With aluminum artist generally use industrial or aerospace-grade aluminum sheet, which is very durable and weather-resistant even without a clear coat. Artist also like it for a more artistic reason – the metal has more of a white undertone (rather than the grays and blues more common in steel) which comes through much more vibrantly when a grind pattern is applied. The contrast is more effective and the reflectivity is more brilliant. To the untrained eye the differences may be small, but in the world of fine metal art it is very reasonable to have an opinion on the matter.
Some of the world fascinating aluminium sculptures as below:
First Aluminium Sculpture
Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain by Sir Alfred Gilbert, is the first aluminium sculpture in the world. It is a fountain surmounted by a winged statue of Anteros, located at the southeastern side of Piccadilly Circus in London, England
The famous Kaws sculpture by Brian Donnelly, range in size from a few inches to ten metres tall. Besides, it made from various materials including fiberglass, aluminium, wood, bronze, and a steel pontoon inflatable raft.
Brian Donnelly’s Kaws sculptures are exhibited in galleries and museums. Moreover, Kaws sculpture held in the permanent collections of public institutions. Furthermore, it avidly collected by individuals including music producer Swizz Beatz, internet sensation PewDiePie, rapper Pharrell Williams, and members of South Korean boy band BTS.
Hand of God
Impressive sculpture, Hand of God is a 4m long, 400 kg sculpture, cast in aluminium from a mould using the sand cast process. This sculpture forms part of a worldwide programme of public art by Lorenzo Quinn, in association with Halcyon Gallery.
“Quinn’s sculpture is a clear example of the relationship between the real and transcendental. It is about our ultimate search for a life of spirituality. His figures, and particularly his hands, are works that explore what is most human.” Consuelo Císcar Casabán Director, Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno (IVAM)
$20million Iconic Aluminium Art
$20million Iconic Aluminium Sculpture worth : Play- doh by Jeff Koons. Play-Doh was assembled through the use of 27 perfectly interlocking sections of painted aluminium.