Sculpture "Dog Mr Beasley", cast
Sculpture "Dog Mr Beasley", cast
Mr Beasley is a special pet: he brings colour into the life of his owners with cheerful, playful and humorous details. Made of porcelain-like polyresin, hand-painted and partially gold plated. Size 20 x 13 x 27 cm (h/w/d).
About Tom's Drag
Tom's Drag Collection is esprit, charm, eccentric individuality and exuberant joie de vivre. Thomas Hoffmann's works are a true enrichment for people who love the extraordinary because they are beyond convention and conservatism. He lives on in his "drags", as he called his eccentric sculptures. His quirky objects enjoy international recognition.
"Every day, life holds colourful, but also bizarre experiences in all facets ready for us," said the artist Thomas A. (Tom) Hoffmann. The pop artist provided some of these facets: his colourful furniture objects and light sculptures surprise with ingenious details. For example, the mirror is unceremoniously given a crown so that you can feel like a king or queen every day. The dressers get stylish legs – literally! And once you've seen Tom's bouquet full of tulips glowing in the candlelight, it's difficult anymore to wait for spring. With his witty animal sculptures, he stylises cool big-city types - which don't give a damn about trends and fashion gimmicks. Tom designed them as smart, colourful animal figures.
It all started with self-made Christmas presents that the artist designed and assembled in his studio. They were "weird", detailed furniture objects and sculptures with which he runs free in the flower power generation. By now, his eccentric "drags" have turned into a respectable collection of individual, witty and often provocative objects that have one thing in common: they break rigid everyday rules and spread cheer.
In the studios of Tom's Company, unique and unmistakable design objects are still being created. They enrich every living area with their strong colour accents and their almost inexhaustible wealth of facets.
Collective term for all casting processes that ars mundi carries out with the help of specialised art foundries.
Similar to artificial marble, with the difference that the substitute stone in powder form is used instead of marble powder.
Bonded Bronze (Cold-Cast-Bronze)
Bronze powder is polymer-bonded. Special polishing and patination techniques give the surface of the casting an appearance similar to the bronze.
In order to guarantee absolute fidelity to the original, an artificially manufactured imitation wood is used as a base material that features typical wood characteristics: density, workability, colour and surface structure.
Ceramic Mould Casting
Ceramic mould casting usually requires the use of casting clay, which is then fired and optionally glazed. Instead of the usual rubber moulds, plaster moulds are often used in ceramic casting and porcelain production.
Cast Bronze (Lost-Wax Casting)
For the cast bronze, the thousand-year-old lost-wax technique is used. It's the best, but also the most complex method of producing sculptures.
A plastic work of sculptural art made of wood, stone, ivory, bronze or other metals.
While sculptures from wood, ivory or stone are made directly from the block of material, in bronze casting a working model is prepared at first. Usually, it is made of clay or other easily mouldable materials.
The prime time of sculpture after the Greek and Roman antiquity was the Renaissance. Impressionism gave a new impulse to the sculptural arts. Contemporary artists such as Jorg Immendorf, Andora, and Markus Lupertz also enriched sculptures with outstanding works.