Opening is a unique contemporary modern sculpture painting by Dutch artist Michiel Jansen. This wall relief is made from dozens of indivually cut strips of pure grey black slate. First a basic slate composition is made, which is slightly different each time due to the nature of this organic material. Then the construction is assembled using a special adhesive and a further reinforcement of metal rods on the inside . Finally a geometric shape is carved out which is then smoothened, filled and finished with a thin layer of pure carbon black powder pigment. The contrast between the stone surface and the powder pigment is beautiful and intriguing at the same time. The result is a work that despite its size roughly weighs 10 kilos but when mounted on a wall also has a surprising visual lightness.
30x25x6 cm (height x width x depth)
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