seraphin gallery, philadelphia, art gallery, fine art, contemporary art, geoffrey dubinsky
I am a metal sculptor and skilled fabricator. My work explores the interaction between form and function, where beauty is accentuated by the soundness of construction and artistry of craft. My designs focus on a synthesis of organic forms and the rigidity of metal, making connections between natural and man-made structural frameworks or patterning. I am most interested in working alongside architects, furniture designers, and engineers to create inventive and cohesive living spaces, innovative objects, and stimulating sculptures.
Inspiration comes from a dichotomy of highly stylized yet organic cultural design movements, such as art nouveau and Islamic decorative arts, and structural elements of modern day large-scale construction techniques, such as scaffolding. The evolution of craft and tool use is endlessly fascinating to me and can be seen in the processes I use to create and finish my pieces - everything from centuries old forging techniques to state-of-the-art metallurgical technology.
My artistic goals are to preserve the elegance of hand crafted metal constructions, to invite viewers to experience the complexity of human command over the elements, and to seamlessly blend a reverence for functionality and aesthetically pleasing design.