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I’ve been considering using some Pearl Nautilus shells as sculpting material. However, after doing some essential research I changed my mind. It’s being overfished and it will become endangered species in the near future.
(source: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/25/science/25nautilus.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0)
This is what one looks like on the left. In case you see it on your exotic holidays or online, think twice about getting it. I’m going for a more sustainable alternative, farmed Abalone on the right.

You might ask, why on earth would I want to make dust from a pearl? I say for the art of it. I’m always interested in different kinds of sculpting materials. Today I crashed two pearly shells. I’ve been collecting those for this purpose and finally the day came. Here are some of the results so far. More to come. Keep tuned.

Remodelled Red Seed got a new life today.

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Working with these shells today.

Please click here for more information. Thanks.

Organic Golf Balls is my new sculpture measuring up to 26 cm across on a wooden board, made with golf balls. This sculpture is from a series of my Ball Sculptures, including The Moon Sculptures made with tennis balls adding up to over 200 in total.

Silvia Krupinska, Organic Golf Balls, detail

S.Krupinska, Green Moon Transition sculpture, detail, Margate, 16.4.2011

S. Krupinska, Red Moon Transition, Margate, 16.4.2011, 05

Silvia Krupinska

S.Krupinska, Work in Progress 08, 17.3.2011

I was waiting for the last two weeks to find out, which art work the curators chose for the London Calling exhibition in OCCCA museum in Santa Ana coming this Christmas time. The day came, and I’m delighted to send my New Golden Seed off. This wall sculpture is made from mixed materials including artificial and real human hair, cement, wood, glue and paint. It is in line with the Hair Series – Hair and Dust Painting was the first of the series, followed by adventurous New Golden Seed and The Red Seed.

Silvia Krupinska_New Golden Seed_2010_mixed media_120 cm

In order to ship the works and possibly get our selves over to LA, we (selected Debut artists) decided to announce a set of  fundraising events not only online but also in Debut Contemporary, Notting Hill. For a limited time only, offer can be withdrawn at any time, we are going to offer art for very reduced prices. I’m personally donating my newest study, Organic Golf Balls, reduced to extremely good price of only £100! After the event, the price will go back to £300. If you were thinking of buying a piece of work already, this might be the prefect moment to start your collection of my work. Please click here to buy and see the other works. I’m looking forward to your feedback and I’ll write to you soon.  Best, Silvia.

Link to the fundraising site.

 

Silvia Krupinska, Organic Golf Balls, 2011, 26cm, golf balls, plaster, wood, recycled paper pulp

Silvia Krupinska, Organic Golf Balls, detail

DREAMING EUROPE – REAL EUROPE in Essen 6.11.- 4.12.2011

It wasn’t that long ago, that I was posting these on my website:

EU–Art–Network commission : I am very pleased to announce I’m currently working towards the EU–Art–Network symposium which will take place in Linz, Austria, between 20th and 30th August. The event is part of the Linz—European Capital of Culture 2009 programme and it will be a very exciting opportunity for artists of all EU countries to come together and produce artworks which will then form an exhibition touring major cities of all those countries for two years. Check back often for news and pictures of this event and my artworks!  26/07/2009

Back from Linz!   I’ve just returned from EU–Art–Network symposium, Linz 09 where I produced two sculptures over 10 days. It was a very intense and exciting experience to work towards the deadline of the opening of the exhibition in Traun City Gallery, just outside Linz. The turnout for the private view surpassed all expectations and one of my sculptures (Cocoon 2) was sold, while the other will be part of the exhibition touring Europe for two years (next stop: Venice!). It was great to meet and work alongside so many excellent European artists and I hope to have the possibility of participating again next year! See my Portfolio and Links pages for photos and more details. 06/09/2009

More exhibitions: Venice and Eisenstadt were the last cities visited by the touring exhibition of EU-Art-Network Symposium, Dreaming Europe – Real Europe, featuring one of my sculptures. In Venice it was part of La Biennale 2009 and took place in the Palazzo Albrizzi between 24th October and 23rd November and in Eisenstadt, capital of Burgenland, Austria, it happened between 29th October and 15th November. More news to follow as the exhibition continues its journey through Europe and I hope to be present at some of the Private Views. 20/11/2009

Today I’m happy to say the exhibition is extended now to another country, Germany. “DREAMING EUROPE – REAL EUROPE” will take place in Essen’s Forum Kunst & Architekur between 6.11.- 4.12.2011 and my “Cocoon I” will be part of it! Please, if you manage to get there, send me some images. I’d be grateful. Thanks and all the best, Silvia.

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Dear friends. I’m tempted to show you my new sculpture, which is part of my ongoing exploration of sports balls as sculpting materials. However I’ll hold on to that yet, and share this image of my first ever opened golf ball, which turned out to be pink inside! If you would like to see my organic golf ball sculpture, please read on this invite:

You are warmly invited to our “Open Studio Weekend” and an exhibition “Aggregate” on Friday evening, Nov 4th, and Saturday Nov 5th, 12-5, at ASC Studios Unit 3, Bow E3 3LT. Apart from the general refreshments, I’ll be serving snacks, good atmosphere and lots of news. This will be a unique chance to buy directly from my studio, and all sales will go towards shipping of my art and possibly myself to “London Calling” show in LA, OCCCA over Christmas! I look forward to your visit! Cheers.

As Organicities approaches in 2 weeks I’m considering how to refresh the installation of my sculptures, especially those that are longing their “natural” environment. To be more specific, I’m talking about “From the Bottom of the Sea Sculptures“. To  make it feel more comfortable, and “like at home” I’m having a go at testing it’s unfinished cousin, plaster ball, immersed in water. There might be even special guests joining, it would be VIF to be precise. To find out more about them, pop in to Debut Contemporary on Saturday15th October 12-5. If you would like to read the press release click here, or for e-flyer click here.

Experiments with the installation of From the Bottom of the Sea Sculpture.

Testing of an unfinished plaster ball in water, is making me think that VIF guests will be coming in! You'll be sure to find out their names on 15.10.11, in Debut Contemporary.

My new sculpting material, 120 golf balls. And the number is increasing...do you have any spare?

 

Installation with lotus leaves, Grape Dreams (grape extraction) sculpture in the front and From the Bottom of the Sea sculptures in the back

Silvia Krupinska, Studio Instalation with new paintings, 6.9.11

Silvia Krupinska, Skinny Fly 2011

 

I had a really productive lunch today in the company of talented Coffee (Jennifer Farmer) from Coffee and Sponge duo. We were discussing our latest projects and possible future collaboration, at the same time talking about not only the fruit flies bothering us, but also my latest artwork, A Skinny Fly 2011. As it is a bit of a secret, can’t reveal more but what I can tell you is, that my upcoming event in  Debut Contemporary on Saturday 15th October, 12-5, so called – “Saturday Debut” should be interesting. Keep the date free and pop in before or after  the Frieze Art Fair on Saturday. More details to follow in a week or two.

Lunching while studying a book of flies and chatting away with Jennifer.

S.Krupinska, Grape extraction sculpture, 22.4.2011 01

S.Krupinska, Grape extraction sculpture, 22.4.2011 01

I became an art surgeon for the day. I was testing what happens when I cast some grapes in plaster. It was coming out easier than the previous materials I used. I didn’t expect to have so much fun excavating it from the setting. Watching it back makes me giggly for some reason. It is disgusting and organically beautiful at the same time.

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S.Krupinska, Installation in my studio, 9.3.2011

S.Krupinska, Installation in my studio, 9.3.2011

S.Krupinska, Work in Progress 04, 9.3.2011

S.Krupinska, Work in Progress 04, 9.3.2011

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