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On vacation, steel sculpture by NP by Steel sculpture

On Vacation is welded steel sculpture by Nikola Pantovic sculptor, with symbols of the sea. It is a play between diver and fish, cloud, and flower. I take tuna fish for the model from Salvador Dali's painting tuna fishing.

I make a change from hunting to playing, the diver doesn't hunt fish anymore. Now they are in a hug and in play. 

For material I use steel and brass. My technique is directly welding steel and directly welding brass.

I use different metal materials to describe emotions in sculptures, as I use colors too.

Whole sculpture is painted in blue color, the tone of color is between indigo and dark blue. 

Accent are on the arm of the diver, it is the polished brass part.

Dimension: height - 66cm width - 70cm

depth - 20cm

Detail of steel sculpture

Steel Sculpture by Nikola Pantovic

Detail of steel sculpture

Aluminum painting by Nikola pantovic

"Start" is the name of the image, relief crafted in aluminum. Figure precedes another work in the same version that is golden in color and slight differences in treatment. The picture shows a start time of creation, the birth of something that until that moment lived below the surface. It can be anything. All that the human mind thinks that is of God.
Artistic inspiration, visual artist, the artist's struggle, the fear that has to overcome, the skills they need to overcome, an experience that should be collected. All this opens up from the very depths of the interior of the artist's body. In this case, the red color represents the blood of a living organism and therefore the body of the artist. Below is a moment when the interior opens up in the middle of things. He gathered the strength to pages of images, its exterior, and repent in Outer reality one operation to yourself and it's open. This joyous act that lies within all of us and awaits us.



"Početak"je naziv slike , reljefa uradjenog u aluminijumu. Slici prethodi još jedan rad u istoj izvedbi koji je zlatne boje i male razlike u tretmanu. Na slici je prikazan početak trenutka stvaranja, rađanja nečega što je do tog trenutka živelo ispod površine. U pitanju moze biti sve. Sve ono što ljudski um smatra da je od Boga.
Umetničko nadahnuće, umetničko delovanje,umetnikova borba, strah koji treba da nadvlada, znanje koje treba da savlada, iskustvo koje treba da sakupi. Sve to se otvara iz dubine unutrašnjosti samoga umetnikovog tela. U ovom slučaju crvena boja predstavlja krv kao živi organizam a samim tim i telo umetnika. Prikazan je trenutak kada se unutrašnjost otvara u središtu stvari. Skupivši snagu da od stranica slike, njene spoljašnosti, obrati se u spoljašnu stvarnost jednim aktivnim delovanjem na sebe samoga a to je otvaranje. Taj radostan čin koji leži u svima nama i očekuje nas.
 

Iron Belts by Nikola pantovic

Cooperation with Jan Eugster.

I work with Jan Eugster on two iron belt sculpture for Jim Lambie British artist.

My cooperation with Jan Eugster started when I was at visit at Jan workshop for art fabrication.
He asked me if I would be interested in producing two steel sculptures.
It was interesting for me to work in different style of sculpture. To work in contemporary style sculpture with different stile than my, and it was one more way for me to using iron in different treatment of texture of steel sculpture surface.
Belt is mirror polished, chemical nickel and another belt are electroplated  gold.
It was exhibited in the Modern Institute, Art Basel 2013

 

  Jim lambie - Mirror Belt    Photo taken by Nikola Pantovic

Jim lambie - Mirror Belt

Photo taken by Nikola Pantovic

Mirror Belt sculpture, Jim lambie

    Photo taken from    www.janeugster.com

 

Photo taken from www.janeugster.com

Mirror Belt sculpture, Jim lambie

  Photo taken from    www.janeugster.com

Photo taken from www.janeugster.com

Gold Belt sculpture, Jim lambie

  Photo taken from    www.janeugster.com

Photo taken from www.janeugster.com

Gold Belt sculpture, Jim lambie