Florence, Italy based artist Fabrizio Corneli sculpts shadows and light to create silhouettes, faces, or even true paintings of light. His fascinating work involves lamps, metal plates, prisms, but also a lot of mathematics to think carefully the outcome of each sculpture.
Whether Corneli’s piece is a folded sheet of copper casting the negative space of an intricate scene, or suspended triangular lantern expelling a burst of light in the silhouette of a man with outstretched arms, they each utilize the power of light and shadow to form unforeseeable figures.
Beauty is said to be in the eye of the beholder, being subjective and elusive. Artist and magician of modern technology, Jonty Hurwitz transcends his art beyond conventional form by means of engineering, mathematics and computer processing to create anamorphic sculptures that show their true beauty when placed in front of a cylindrical object.
One of his prominent sculptures is called Rejuvenation, depicting the anamorphosis in art, which originated in the artwork of Leonardo DaVinci in 1485. The sculpture explores our culture’s obsession with youth and beauty.
Hurwitz has also pioneered a new frontier in art by creating the world’s smallest sculpture in the order of 1/100th of a millimeter with the help of scanning electron microscopy, nanotechnology and two-photon lithography. He has won two Guinness World Records for the smallest human and animal sculptures in 2015, one of a woman and one of an elephant. The microscopic elephant sculpture was especially important because it highlighted the travesty of 100,000 elephants killed by poachers in Africa in three years.
Kneip is a craft, design and art studio founded by Jørgen Platou Willumsen and Stian Korntved Ruud that creates its inspiration from nature and objects with artisanal processes.
All sets are handmade. For years, the designers have worked on metals to note the formal qualities of steel, brass or copper and the way they behave over time with certain chemicals or colors.
Kneip aims to do unique projects along with the web shop. Jørgen and Stian work in a wide range of expressions and techniques, and wants Kneip to be moving towards a meeting point between art, design and craftsmanship.
The collection Pat.vol 1 shows the results of these experiments inspired by nature, climate and geometry. Kneip offers an experimental design with a number of ornamental objects that show the effects on metal.
Copper, Magnets and Jesus. Because as the ad says, “what good is the healing power of Jesus if it doesn’t fit your wrist?” But that leads us to our next question. Shouldn’t the healing power of Jesus be enough? Why the magnets and the copper?