Tag Archive | Stainless Steel

Zheng Lu’s Water Dripping – Splashing at Sundaram Tagore Gallery

Sculpture by Zheng Lu
Water Dripping – Splashing By Zheng Lu (All Photos By Gail. Click on Any Image to Enlarge)

The gravity-defying sculpture works of Zheng Lu are deeply influenced by his study of traditional Chinese calligraphy, an art form he practiced growing up in a literary family. Zheng Lu uses language as a pictorial element, inscribing the surface of his stainless-steel sculptures with thousands of Chinese characters derived from texts and poems of historical significance.

Sculpture by Zheng Lu Detail

To create his metal sculptures, Zheng Lu begins with a plaster base. He then laser-cuts character into metal, and in a fashion similar to linking chainmail, the pictographs are connected and heated so that they can be shaped to the support. The resulting works are technically astonishing: their fluid, animated forms are charged with the energy (qi) of the universe, belying their steel composite.

Sculpture by Zheng Lu Detail 1

Zheng Lu was born in Chi Feng, Inner Mongolia, China in 1978. He lives and works in Beijing.

Sculpture by Zheng Lu Detail 2

Zheng Lu’s Water Dripping – Splashing is part of the Bright Eye of the Universe Exhibit and will be up Through October 10th, 2015 at Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Located at 547 West 27th Street, Ground Floor, in the Chelsea Gallery District.

Zheng Lu Signage

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Disco Ball Caught in a Bear Trap

Disco Ball Caught in a Bear Trap
Photos By Gail

Check out this fun sculpture by Joel Morrison! Disco Ball Caught in a Bear Trap (2013) is constructed of Stainless steel and measures 28 x 30 x 36 inches (71.1 x 76.2 x 91.4 cm). Edition of 3. Photographed by me at the Leila Heller Gallery on West 57th Street.

Disco Ball Caught in a Bear Trap

Pink Thing of The Day: Jeff Koons Balloon Venus in Magenta

Jeff Koons Balloon Venus Magenta
JEFF KOONS
Balloon Venus (Magenta), 2008–12
High chromium stainless steel with transparent color coating
102 x 48 x 50 inches (259.1 x 121.9 x 127 cm)
1/5 unique versions

If you live in the tri-State area, you can see this awesome pink goddess of a sculpture in person at the Gagosian Gallery, located at 555 West 24th Street in NYC, through June 29th, 2013.