Sculpture "The Kiss" (2021), bronze
Sculpture "The Kiss" (2021), bronze

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ars mundi Exclusive Edition | limited, 199 copies | numbered | signed | foundry hallmark | certificate | bronze | chased | polished | patinated | size approx. 27.5 x 9 x 8 cm (h/w/d) | weight approx. 3.3 kg

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Sculpture "The Kiss" (2021), bronze
SIME: Sculpture "The Kiss" (2021), bronze


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Sculpture "The Kiss" (2021), bronze

The intimate kiss of a couple is a challenging subject and this is probably why the great sculptors have taken on this task time and again. Here, the sculptor SIME, who has been living and working in Munich for a long time, shows how confidently he masters the challenge: he depicts the couple's togetherness with anatomical precision without completely dispensing with the abstracting visual style of modernism. SIME at least hints at breaking down the rounded forms of the body into planes - note the slightly cubic shaping of their thighs and shoulders, as well as the sharply contoured rounding of his front torso and the flat execution of the cheek and eye area. The duality of the figures thus also leads to a unity of representation in terms of design.

Sculpture in bronze, cast using the Lost-Wax-Process, chiselled by hand, polished and patinated. Limited edition of 199 copies, numbered, signed and hallmarked with the foundry stamp. With numbered certificate of authenticity and limitation. Size approx. 27.5 x 9 x 8 cm (h/w/d). Weight approx. 3.3 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.