Falko Hamm:
Sculpture "Blue Cat", bronze

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Falko Hamm:
Sculpture "Blue Cat", bronze

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Ars Mundi Exclusive Edition | Limited 99 pieces | Numbered | Signed | Bronze | Size: 12 x 22 x 7 cm (W / H / D) | Weight 1.8 kg

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Falko Hamm: Sculpture "Blue Cat", bronze

Falko Hamms sculptures are characterized by a distinctive language of forms in which he connects figurative abstract elements. His bronze sculpture titled simply with "Blue Cat" comes out with the essential features of the animal. Even when his sculpture shows almost only outlines, the subject remains clear.

Sculpture in fine bronze, lost wax cast. Limited edition of 99 pieces, numbered and signed. Size: 12 x 22 x 7 cm (W / H / D). Weight 1.8 kg. Ars Mundi Exclusive Edition.

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Falko Hamm, born in 1939, has been since the beginning of the 1970s a freelance painter, printmaker and sculptor with numerous solo and group exhibitions in San Francisco, Berlin, Utrecht, Aberdeen, Paris and Zurich.

His works include many commissioned works, such. B. for Telekom, the Radisson hotel and the cooperative banks.

Designation for an art object (sculpture, installation), which is produced according to the will of the artist in multiple copies in a limited and numbered edition.

Artist's multiple contributed to "democratization" of art as the work was made available and affordable for a wider audience.

An alloy of copper with other metals (especially with tin) used since ancient times.

Bronze casting:

When casting bronze, artist usually applies the lost-wax technique which is dating back more than 5000 years. It's the best, but also the most complex method of producing sculptures.

Sculpture "The Book Reader" by Ernst Barlachs is shown here as an example:

Ernst Barlach: Sculpture 'The book reader'

Ernst Barlach 'The Book Reader' - Lost Wax Casting Technique Part 1

First, the artist forms a model of his sculpture. It is embedded in a liquid silicone rubber composition. Once the material has solidified, the model is cut out. The liquid wax is poured in the negative mould. After cooling down, the wax casting is removed from the mould, provided with sprues and dipped into ceramic mass. The ceramic mass is hardened in a kiln, and the wax flows out (lost mould).

Ernst Barlach 'The Book Reader' - Lost Wax Casting Technique Part 2Now we finally have the negative form, into which the 1400 ° C hot molten bronze is poured. After the bronze had cooled down, the ceramic shell is broken off and the sculpture comes to light.

Ernst Barlach 'The Book Reader' - Lost Wax Casting Technique Part 3Now the sprues are removed, the surfaces are polished, patinated and numbered by the artist himself or, to his specifications, by a specialist. Thus, each casting becomes an original work

For lower-grade bronze castings, the sand casting method is often used which, however, does not achieve the results of more complex lost wax technique in terms of surface characteristics and quality.

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