Sculpture "Reading Woman" (2018), bronze
Sculpture "Reading Woman" (2018), bronze

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ars mundi Exclusive Edition | limited, total 109 copies | numbered | signed | foundry hallmark | certificate | bronze | patinated | polished | size 19.5 x 14 x 12 cm (h/w/d) | weight 2.6 kg

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Sculpture "Reading Woman" (2018), bronze
SIME: Sculpture "Reading Woman" (2018), bronze


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Sculpture "Reading Woman" (2018), bronze

Tense serenity: SIME's "Reading Woman".

The sculptural works of the artist, who is also known as a draughtsman, are preceded by numerous sketches in which he works on and varies his motif until it has assumed a "valid" outline. What distinguishes him in this process can be seen in an exemplary way with the "Reading Woman". The sculpture's structure and dynamics perfectly illustrate the "ambiguity" of the reading process: SIME's reader is somehow tensely engaged in her captivating reading and, yet, at the same moment, she is calmly at peace with herself.

"There is no bliss without books," says Arno Schmidt. But with them, SIME's reader seems to be telling the viewer, there is, even if only for a moment.

Bronze sculpture. Cast using the Lost-Wax-Process, patinated and polished by hand, limited to 99 copies and 10 E.A. copies, numbered, signed and hallmarked with a foundry stamp. Certificate included. Size 19.5 x 14 x 12 cm (h/w/d). Weight 2.6 kg. ars mundi Exclusive Edition.

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About SIME

The painter and sculptor SIME, born Mladen Simunovic in 1968 in Gorica, Croatia, belongs to a young generation of artists who have long since ceased to think of the question of traditional ties and modernity as opposites. Instead, his sculptures show that the "old" themes of art are far from exhausted for him: He is always able to gain new, refreshingly subjective perspectives from them.

SIME was trained at the Educational Centre for Applied Art and Design (1985-1987) and later studied sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb (1988-1993). He likes to form his sculptural work based on numerous preparatory drawings. A process in which, as it were, what later takes on plastic form in clay, plaster, wood or bronze is gradually "formed" on drawing paper.

His sculptures are characterised particularly by their clear forms and their reduced mode of representation. The artist concentrates entirely on the essential features of his motifs and abstracts their characteristic features. In doing so, the naturalness of the proportions is always preserved, and the sculptures radiate dynamism and aesthetics.

SIME has been living in Munich as a freelance sculptor since 1999 and is a member of the Professional Association of Visual Artists. He has been awarded several art prizes in Croatia and has recently had more exhibitions throughout Germany.