Contemporary British Bronze Sculptors.
Over the years Sculptures have maintained a particular flow in which they are made. In recent years from the 1980s, the sculptors can be characterized by either an assemblage of the decaying urban environment and the waste of consumers or exploration in which statues are given meaning from the way they are designed using Bronze.
Originally Sculptures were made of Clay, wood, and wax or marbles depending on what's being honoured or who is being honoured. Modern Bronze sculptors include people like Richard Deacon, Shirazeh Houshiary, Richard Wentworth and many more.
Outdoor Sculpture for Sale.
For one to make a good and durable statue, one needs to consider durable yet eye-catching materials. Since outdoor sculptures should endure all seasons, contemporary sculptors use modern bronze which is made up of 88% Copper and 12% Tin or Alpha Bronze solutions. Most outdoor sculptures tend to be large, thanks to the modern welding which replaced the old waxing method or the use of clay to create the inner surface.
Sculptors now create a prototype which is smaller in size, then they get the accurate dimensions and correct configurations. Smaller figure is later transferred to a bigger sculpture.
Sculpture UK all handmade.
As technology improves, some things just remain traditional and well preserved. Making of sculptures has over the years remained handmade. Statues require a lot of attention and details which only humans can offer. The different skills required to make a sculpture can only be taught to someone. Across the UK through the vast number of castles, palaces and tombs, work of art can be seen from different sculptors. One of the best places to view some good and ell maintained bronze sculptures is the Westminster Abbey where former king and Queens are buried and on top of them, some sculptures placed.
Contemporary Sculpture Artists
Contemporary Sculptors are artists who begun to display their works of aft in the 1980s. As mentioned earlier some of these sculptors are:
- Tony Cragg
- Richard Deacon
- Shirazeh Houshiary
- Richard Wentworth
- Lady Kathleen Scott
- Reg Butler.
- Eva Dorothy Allan
They are Joining a field full of men, Shirazeh Houshiary has gone from small to large scale thorough her contemporary art and mentorship to the upcoming artists. A very great English artist who takes part in numerous exhibitions and may not be well known to the general public is Reg Butler, who won great prizes and exhibited all over the world.
One of her recent work is the New East window of St Martin's in the Fields which is meant to depict a reflection of the cross on water. She has also received numerous awards including the Turner Prize, Tate Gallery, London 1994, proving to be an artist to watch out for
Contemporary Art Galleries.
As more work of art is being created, more galleries are being made to exhibit some of the priceless works of art. Some of these galleries include; Ikon, Burmgharm; White Cloth Gallary, Leeds; Baltic, New Castle; and many more.
To sample on just one of them, the Ikon art gallery is a place to visit with various forms of art including sculptures. They bring the outdoors to indoors with their visuality of bringing 3D effects of the artworks. The gallery creates an atmosphere in which the visitors and designers interact, learn and build meaningful relations as they reflect on contemporary art.
19th century artists represent models who are often nude, models previously represented while those from the 1950s to the present day choose more abstract figures for the home or garden.
A new wave offers pieces exhibited in the street, some pieces are painted and others patinated, like the works of Gillie and Marc.
These works, often larger than the one that could be exhibited in his house, take up space, they correspond perfectly to the street.
Who exhibits their collection at Spitafiefds, for many artists the street is an open air museum accessible to all.
Exhibiting in the street is a choice made by many sculptors but also painters, this fashion is developing all over the world.
Discover in our store a wide choice of contemporary bronzes featuring nude figures, but also reproductions of historical pieces that have gone down in history.