Umjetnik Ramon Todo breathes new life into stone sculptures and concurrently celebrates using contrasting supplies. His Stone Series options using distinctive rocks—together with obsidian, volcanic rock, fossils, particles, and rocks from historic websites—all fastidiously chosen to inform totally different tales about time and place. These stones are break up and reattached with bluish glass layers—ranging in thickness and dimension—that diffuse mild and permit us to see by means of each bit. They are like home windows into the soul of those stones which have laid in numerous locales, witnessing historical past.
“I use the rocks, debris, Bota (stone similar to coal) for my works believing they have such memories inside,” Todo explains. “I used the glasses as material in the middle to peek into the time and the history of inside the rocks.” The artist additionally shares that the cuts and juxtaposition of tough particles with trendy, glossy glass permits us to see “the characteristics of the place. The uniqueness of the place. Like the memories of the place and time.”
This intention has led the progressive sculptor to make the most of narratives from many locations of historic significance, sometimes close to two cities the place he spends most of his time—Dusseldorf, Germany and Kanagawa, Japan. For an artist whose work represents a “uniqueness of place,” it’s important to know the affect of each of those places. Todo’s work is a results of his impressions of Western Europe mixed with a basic understanding of Japanese magnificence.
The sculptor additionally extends his splicing glass to different supplies, past these organically discovered in nature. In his Book Series, Todo makes use of the identical memory-based narratives discovered in his stone sculptures; however, this time, the glass is embedded inside novels, taking the place of pages. The sculptures included in this sequence enable viewers to seek out which means in the clear cuts extra actually, as textual content from the backbone is seen by means of the glass.
Scroll right down to see a few of Todo’s unbelievable sculptures and pictures from a latest exhibit at Art Front Gallery.