BRUNO CATALANO I DE MEDICIS GALLERY

Sculture per un mondo in transito: I Voyageurs di Bruno Catalano

Li seguo da anni, dalle sponde di Marsiglia, fino all’aeroporto di Singapore, passando per le strade innevate di Courchevel. Sono i Voyageurs, i gruppi scultorei di Bruno Catalano, creature eteree , affascinanti nel misterioso rapporto tra vuoto e pieno, capaci di instaurare un dialogo con il mondo circostante, fino ad identificarsi con esso.

Sono migranti o nomadi, muniti di una valigia alla mano e di una speranza nel cuore alla ricerca di una vita migliore. Uomini per così dire “perforati” e forse ridotti a pezzi, come li ha resi metaforicamente l’ambiente circostante.
Con uno sguardo introspettivo procedono con passo incerto verso una realtà sconosciuta.

BRUNO CATALANO

"Une valise, un homme. Il s'en empare, et se lance vers l'inconnu. Voyage volontaire vers un horizon qu'on embrasse et qu'on voudrait infini, ou voyage forcé, contraint par l'exil et la souffrance, en quête de liberté et guidé par la survie.

Le voyageur de Bruno Catalano est cet homme laissé à lui même, un homme propulsé dans l'infini du temps et de l'espace. Sa maison n'est plus qu'une valise et son être, progressivement, se dépouillera de tout ce qu'il croyait indispensable, de tout son moi si savamment construit par nos sociétés. Il n'est plus l'homme d'un monde, mais l'homme dans le monde, encore empreint de sa culture mais devenu fragile face à l'immensité. Sa quête ne se fera pas sans dommages.

Homme défragmenté, déstabilisé, dépouillé de ses repères, il marche vers son salut autant que vers sa perte. Tout sera désormais a réinventer. Ce voyageur s'échappe de lui même, à la rencontre de sa terre inconnue."

- Anne Maitre

BRUNO CATALANO DE MEDICIS GALLERY PARIS PLACE DES VOSGES

JONTY HURWITZ

PERSPECTIVES ON FORMS SHAPING MIRRORED SCULPTURES

Jonty Hurwitz / De Medicis Gallery

Finding that line between art and science is the underlying motivator in my art life.” These words belong to London-based sculptor Jonty Hurwitz, who used 3D scanning and the power of π to create stunning anamorphic sculptures that can be seen in cylindrical reflections.Complexity, study and trying stood at the base of these incredible modern sculptures, while perspective and curiosity shaped something out of the ordinary.

Metallic cylinders mirror stretched sculptures whose shapes are only seen from a certain perspective. What seems to be melted copper is showcased in the metal cylinder as a grasping hand in the work called “Rejuvenation”, while another piece reveals a frog in the mirror. Some pieces display pieces that become whole when looked at from a specific vantage point, expressing the need to be in the right place. If you’d like to see one of the pieces, the artist has one on display in the De Medicis Gallery, Place des Vosges.

The full article can be found on the site of The Pursuitist here

Bruno Catalano

LES SCULPTURES INCOMPLÈTES DE BRUNO CATALANO

Bruno Catalano / De Medicis Gallery

Bruno Catalano est un artiste français qui réalise des sculptures d’un genre particulier. Dans sa série des voyageurs, il explore le déracinement, en amputant une certaine partie du corps aux figures qu’il réalise.

Son oeuvre donne tout son sens quand elle est exposée dans un environnement urbain, comme ici à Marseille :

Posées en hauteur, les sculptures ne laissent plus que leur faille béante à contempler, symbole de la partie que laisse derrière lui le voyageur, quittant son pays, sa ville.

Et si vous skiez du côté de Courchevel, vous pourrez également admirer quelques unes de ses œuvres dans la station, près de l'office de tourisme et du forum.

Vous pouvez retrouver cet article dans son intégralité sur le site de TuxBoard ici

JONTY HURWITZ

JONTY HURWITZ CREATES WORLD'S SMALLEST SCULPTURE ONLY FOR IT TO BE ACCIDENTALLY CRUSHED AS IT WAS BEING PHOTOGRAPHED

Jonty Hurwitz / De Medicis Gallery

An artist has created the world's smallest sculpture only for it to be accidentally crushed by a finger while being photographed. 

Jonty Hurwitz's creations are so tiny they can rest on a human hair and are the same size of an ant's head. Having spent months working on the pieces, the 45-year-old from Chichester, West Sussex, took them to a photographer to have them pictured under a microscope. But within minutes his work had been destroyed by the stroke of the lab technician's finger. 

 The sculptures are believed to be the smallest representation of the human form ever created by man.  

The sculptures are believed to be the smallest representation of the human form ever created by man.  

I went off to have the original sculptures photographed so I found a laboratory with an electron microscope and the photographic technology,' said Mr Hurwitz. 

'The technician went to change the orientation and then for the next half an hour we were looking for the piece through the lens. Eventually I noticed there was a fingerprint exactly where the sculpture used to be and I was like "man you have just destroyed the smallest art pieces" ever made - I slightly freaked out.' 

The sculptures are less than 1mm tall and are produced via a process called nano-painting. They are too small to be seen with the naked eye so must be viewed and photographed under a microscope. Mr Hurwitz uses a 3D printing technology to produce them. 

Describing the process on his website, he said: 'The structure is created using a ground-breaking new 3D printing technology and a technique called Multiphoton Lithography. 

The sculptures are believed to be the smallest representation of the human form ever created by man.  

Mr Hurwitz has produced a number of nano sculptures using the same technology though the naked woman above is believed to have been the smallest.

'Ultimately these works are created using the physical phenomenon of two photon absorption. Art, literally created with Quantum Physics. This two photon absorption occurs only at the tiny focal point - basically a tiny 3D pixel (called a Voxel). 

'The sculpture is then moved along fractionally by a computer controlled process and the next pixel is created. Slowly, over hours and hours the entire sculpture is assembled pixel by pixel and layer by layer.'

You can find the full article of the Daily Mail here

Bruno Catalano

CES CORPS TROUÉS DE BRUNO CATALANO QUI INVITENT AU VOYAGE

Bruno Catalano / De Medicis Gallery

Le Pavillon M de Marseille accueille sur son parvis d'étranges personnages qui marchent dans les airs, une valise à la main. Ce sont les " Voyageurs" du sculpteur marseillais Bruno Catalano. Ils ont fait une pause pour MP13 jusqu'au 30 septembre, après cette date ils repartiront vers d'autres contrées.

Par Odile Morain

 Un "Voyageur" de Bruno Catalano admire la place Bargemon du Pavillon M   ©  France3 / Culturebox

Un "Voyageur" de Bruno Catalano admire la place Bargemon du Pavillon M

 © France3 / Culturebox

"Les Voyageurs"  de Bruno Catalano sont un peu déchirés comme s'ils avaient laissé une part d'eux-mêmes de l'autre côté. A les voir avancer, comme suspendu par un fil invisible, une valise à la main, ces neuf personnages faits de bronze expriment à la fois la force et la fragilité de l'être humain. La matière compense le vide, la dignité des visages et les corps qui se penchent vers l'avenir invitent le passant de la place Bargemon à une rêverie solitaire. 

Marseille Provence 2013 "Les Voyageurs"  de Bruno Catalano au Pavillon M
Quai du Port 13002 Marseille
Place Villeneuve-Bargemon


BRUNO CATALANO

BIZARRE STATUES DEPICTING "INVISIBLE" MEN THAT PLAY TRICKS ON THE EYE

Bruno Catalano / De Medicis Gallery

Ever feel like you've forgotten something? These people might.

The amazing sculptures pictured here look like they're missing vital organs. They are work of French artist Bruno Catalano who says the invisible bodies represent a world citizen.

 

Mr Catalano has been sculpting for 20 years and often works with others in an art foundry when making big sculptures.
 

Now living in Marseille, France, Mr Catalano and his daughter Emilie work to create masterpieces like these.

Made out of bronze, Mr Catalano starts the process by carving the characters from clay - and will then spend a further 15 days working on them.

Mr Catalano said: I felt that a part of me was gone and will never come back.

'From years of being a sailor, I was always leaving different countries and places each time and it's a process that we all go through.
 

You can find the full article on The Daily Mail website here