Friday, 10 February 2012

Abraham Anghik Ruben Sculpture

I've been spending most of my time this week finishing a large wax cast of a sculpture by the artist Abraham Anghik Ruben. Abraham's work has been one of the most challenging in my thirty plus years of doing professional mould making and casting.  The artist's work from my perspective with it's extremely complex narratives plus it's fusion of Inuit,Viking and classic modernism elements makes his sculptures both compelling and amazing to see. He goes way beyond how most people would perceive Inuit art.
 Image copyright Art Di Lella
But from a moulder's perspective his works are very difficult because of the complex interior forms which are awkward to access and are extremely challenging to mould and cast. There are times when artists make objects that for many different reasons can't be moulded; Abraham's art sometimes falls into this category.

Image copyright  Art Di Lella
Image copyright  Art  Di Lella
Image copyright  Art  Di Lella
Since the publication of this post,the wax cast has been completed and picked up by the foundry. It will be cast in bronze.
After the work is completed by the foundry, this sculpture will be part of a one person exhibition of Abraham Anghik Ruben's sculpture at the prestigious Smithsonion Institution. Probably, the first Canadian artist to be so honoured
I would like to thank Lou Ruffolo and Rocco Pannese from Kipling Gallery ,Abraham's dealer for giving me permission to photograph Abraham's work
Anyways back to me, I will be posting new stuff on #6 LO and perhaps some news on #2 Hyper realistic reconstructed bust as well.
I hope all of you have a great weekend. Cheers.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on such a prestigious commission.
    A powerful work. Your mould work is incredible.