Abstract Sculptures - stainless steel

Modern, abstract sculpture

Abstract Sculpture - Geometric Wave
abstract sculpture Wave

Abstract steel sculpture Wave
abstract steel sculpture

Both monumental and personal in scale.  Abstract sculpture art uses nature as a source of formal ideas. Forms observed in nature serve as a starting point for a creative play, the end result does not necessarly bear resemblance to the original source. So sculpture abstract in it's first impression, can be based on figurative elements.


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Method of Fabrication

These abstract sculptures are made by rolling and shaping stainless steel into intricate and beautiful designs. Stainless steel can manipulated in different ways that create different effects that are very pleasing to the eye.

Abstract sculptures in stainless steel are exceptionally stiff and the material is very hard to roll. My sculptures are being welded and grinded and polished to make it perfect and exclusive.

Modern abstract sculpture can be fabricated from stainless steel with a great variety of designs. These abstract sculptures are great for homes and offices, indoors and outdoors. They can be made on a rotating base or a fixed base. They can be made in sizes from small tabletop sculptures to very large, monumental, abstract sculptures.

 

Abstract sculpture

Abstract painting expresses ideas and emotions in a two-dimensional manner using nothing but paint. Abstract sculpture on the other hand involves matter, weight, form, depth, movement. In all three dimensions! An abstract sculpture uses space in a literal sense. In fact all sculpture both figurative and abstract are 3 dimensional works of art. From sculptures that are wall-mounted to works that are completely "free" in space.

Nonobjective complete abstract sculpture does not even need a starting point in nature. This kind of abstract sculpture arises from a constructive manipulation of the sculptor's ideas of spatial relations, volume, line, colour, texture, etc.. A good work of art is an eye-catcher. In an interior as well as exterior space a 3-dimensional abstract piece encourages an individual interpretation.

I am very fond of works by master sculptors such as David Smith, Constantin Brancusi, and Henry Moore. But those works can only be purchased by museums of the very rich. I invite you to explore my humble abstract sculptures that are for sale .

History of Abstract Sculpture

As all art abstract sculpture has its roots in figurative art. Art before the 20th century used figurative subjects that usually referred to religious and later political matters. With the rise of several avant-garde art movements in Europe and Russia abstract sculpture started out with the figurative elements that were depicted in more and more abstract ways.  

Cubism influenced and affected sculptors. Decomposing figurative objects trying to get to the very essence of form and movement. Futurism added an extra element to sculpture in trying to capture speed and movement. Dada used everyday materials and objects in works that that could be considered to be moderns sculptures. This process evolved to a stage where the figurative starting point was no longer recognisable. Rejection of traditional sculpture led to a total avoidance of recognisable elements from the outside world.

These days both figurative and abstract sculpture can be found in galleries, homes and public areas. Some abstract sculpture integrates more figurative elements and figurative sculpture has become more abstract. The distinction has become more and more diffuse.

 

Abstract Sculpture Techniques

Abstract art sculptures past and present are influenced by a variety of modernist movements. Cubist sculpture, for example, paralleled the movement’s flat geometric shapes and skewed perspectives. Constructivist sculpture demonstrated an emphasis on the materiality of the works, encouraging artist to build sculptures out of industrial materials like metal, glass, and stucco. Dada ready-mades and found objects influenced assemblage artists in the 1960s, sparking the use of junk as a sculptural material. Minimalist sculpture demonstrates a desire for simplified, reduced forms and geometric shapes. Though these movements each have a different approach, they all aimed to drive sculpture away from Western tradition.
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Well known Abstract Sculptors  Artists known for their abstract sculpture

Pablo Picasso started decomposing figurative objects like his well known “Guitar” (1914), Many of his Cubist constructions occupied several spatial planes and skewed the viewer’s perspective of the intended subject.

David Smith one of my very favorite abstract sculptors started out where Picasso ended. He is known for his geometric sculpture series "Cubi" Great Geometrical stainless steel works of art that he placed in his own sculpture garden. 

Louise Nevelson was more of a abstract expressionist sculptor. Well known assemblages whose scale rivaled those of the movement’s paintings.

Constantin Brancusi making very refined and almost esoteric works of bronze and stone. Beautiful polished orbs like “Beginning of the World” (1924).

Works by Richard Serra are a different story: monumental steel structures such as “Tilted Arc” (1981).

Abstract sculptors involved with Constructivism are Vladimir Tatlin, Aleksandr Rodchenk. 

Alexander Calder is well know for his mobile sculpture (mobiles) and "stabiles".

Other artists famous for creating abstract sculptures ares

Georgia O'Keeffe - Ossip Zadkine -  Donald Judd - Sol LeWitt - Robert Morris - Carl Andre - Anish Kapoor (famous for his monumental work Cloud Gate in Chicago) s in rough hewn stone, cast metal and stainless steel.