31 augustus 2016

Christopher Wool #7

Christopher Wool werkend aan glas in lood ramen voor de Prieuré de La Charité (La Charité sur Loire) bij atelier Parot, 2012.

(bron: Atelier PAROT)

(bron: Simon Lee Gallery)

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Christopher Wool #6

Christopher Wool in the proces of making "Untitled", 2010. (bron en foto's: Aubrey Mayer)

Bovenstaande foto's zijn een deel van de publicatie "6-17-10 A with Christopher Wool. New York". De hele reeks (219 pagina's), met daarin het ontstaansproces van "Untitled" is te zien bij de bron. Zeker het bekijken waard! (hk)

Christopher Wool: Untitled, 2010.

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Anne Purkiss: Archive of British Portraits

Antony Gormley, London, January 1995.

Christopher Le Brun, London, August 2012.

Christopher Le Brun, Butley (Suffolk), January 2016.

David Nash, Blaenau Ffestiniog (Wales), April 2007.

Fiona Rae, London, May 2013.

Phillip King, London, March 1993.

Rose Wylie, Newnham, Kent, September 2014.

Yinka Shonibare, London, February 2016. (bron en foto's: Anne Purkiss)

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30 augustus 2016

Christopher Le Brun #5

Christopher Le Brun in his studio, 1986.

" This was taken at my studio in Peckham, south London. I had built this freestanding wall in the middle of the room and spent most of my time up a ladder because the paintings I was working on were so big. There was a lot of standing back, yards and yards away, for perspective.

The painting here was the result of the printing I’d previously been doing in Santa Barbara – I would make a few visits every few years to make monotypes, a type of print whereby you paint directly on to a plate for a unique proof. We worked in an old orange warehouse and looking out of the bay windows one way you could see the mountains and in the other direction was the ocean. There was a gymnasium in which the son of the printer, Garner Tullis, would work out. When I arrived, weedy and pale from London, he said to me, ‘We like to go for a run in the morning and then we work with a trainer, but it’s nothing at all to worry about.’ I told him I had no kit, thinking that would get me out of it, but they bought me trainers and a tracksuit. I ended up running, swimming, working out and doing weights for a week. When I got back to Peckham I had a massive appetite, my personality was starting to change, and I was completely out of my environment in London.
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Christopher Le Brun #4

Christopher Le Brun's marble 'Maro' wing sculpture. (bron: Fabshop machines)

‘Maro’ is a challenging piece in terms of both its design and production. From Lapicida’s point of view, the CNC shaping mill was the one technology capable of sculpting this majestic 2.5-tonne, 5-metre high wing.

Greek Nestos marble was selected for its sculptural qualities, overall aesthetic and ability to withstand the elements. Christopher sculpted a 1:10 scale maquette in plaster and wax which was then scanned by Lapicida’s 3D scanner. The technical design team then conducted a great deal of work in ensuring that the 3D model’s files were detailed enough to scale up to ten times the original’s size.

This was a major realization project. Initially, a 1:5 sample of the entire wing was sculpted by the CNC shaping mill to confirm manufacturing capabilities before final production. Then several at 1:1 scale ensured that the detailing of the final piece would meet Christopher’s exacting standards.

Created in five pieces, 25 days of sculpting by the CNC shaping mills computer-controlled diamond tipped drill head were required to form Maro. A further 6 weeks of hand-finishing by two of Lapicida’s expert craftsmen gave this impressive sculpture the perfect finish that is immediately apparent on viewing. Christopher was closely involved throughout the process directing the final finish and detail.

Christopher revealed “The craftsmanship qualities of hand-finishing are extremely important because its often in the last touches on a sculpture that you can bring it to life.”

It was finally assembled in-situ at Chatsworth House. A central steel structure ensured the sculpture would remain weatherproof and it was affixed to a hidden base so it would appear as a single graceful wing rising up effortlessly from the ground.
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Christopher Le Brun's City Wing, 2013. (bron: Dickson Russell, foto's(?): Steven White)

"After collaborating with artist Christopher Le Brun on the Waterloo Tower and the Ebbsfleet International Sculpture Competitions, Expedition was really pleased when Christopher asked us to help with a sculpture commissioned in the City of London.

The sculpture takes the form of an inclined wing, constructed from bronze, rising from the plaza. The wing is several storeys high and Expedition worked alongside Morris Singer bronze foundry to design and construct the stainless steel support system to connect this 10m cantilever to the base, concealed below the paving.
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