Antonio de Andrés-Gayón:
Sculpture "Trust – Stunt Partnership", bronze


Antonio de Andrés-Gayón:
Sculpture "Trust – Stunt Partnership", bronze

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Ars Mundi exclusive edition | Limited, 980 exemplars | Serially numbered | Signed | Punched | Bronze | Hand-made | Hand-patinated | Polished | Format: 12 x 14 x 12 cm (W/H/D) | Weight ca. 1.5 kg ars mundi exclusive edition | Limited, totally 302 exemplars | Bronze with base | Height incl. base 55 cm | Weight ca. 6.5 kg

Antonio de Andrés-Gayón: Sculpture "Trust – Stunt Partnership", bronze

"My concept", said Andrés-Gayón winking, "is quality". Therefore, each work of the Spanish artist passes through a series of drafts, until its shape finally coagulates and is cast in bronze, as in this case. However, his work is not "realistic" in the strictest meaning of the word – even the physical impossibility for "balance" of the two characters prove this. Anyway, it should not be so, as Andrés-Gayón achieves the artistic rendition of a basic human feeling, which just escapes the rational "predictability": Trust is what makes possible the impossible.

"Stunt Partnership" expresses artistically something that cannot be described in words. And it is a wonderful present for someone who´s trust one "enjoys", in a literal sense – within the framework of friendship, love or long-lasting marriage.

Bronze multiple on the base made of shell limestone. Height incl. base 55 cm. Weight ca. 6.5 kg. Sculpture limited to 299 exemplars (+ 3 E.A. exemplars). Exclusively for ars mundi.

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In times when art, often provocative, was handled in the non-artistic concepts, Antonio de Andrés-Gayón (1961-2012) became a sculptor, who took an important place in the art history. Whether it is a marked act, or a sculpture, the artist primarily touched upon the subjects of significance and artistic possibilities of the human. "My approach," said Andrés-Gayón, winking, "is quality." And so each artwork went through a series of drafts, until it was finally implemented and brought into shape.

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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