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Counterpart
Description : Coal, resin, tar, steel, acrylic, LED
Dimensions : 45 cm × 220 cm × 70 cm
61,200 €
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About the work :

Counterpart is an artwork by the English artist: Tom Price, composed by two pieces. This artwork is available on commission. It will be created on the same basis as shown in the images and under the same conditions. Each piece is unique due to the creative process used.

Tom Price's artistic approach revolves around materials and is mainly led by innovative and experimental creative processes. The artist thinks of himself “as working in collaboration with materials, processes and phenomena, and that the final physical outcome is a product of mutual consent.

One of the artist’s favourite mediums is coal. The artist admires its aesthetic characteristics, in particular its darkness and opacity, as well as its intrinsic and functional aspects. Coal is indeed one of the purest forms of carbon, the basic element of all known forms of life as well as a very important energy source for humans. Thanks to learning through experimentation, Tom Price developed a firm mastery in this medium and now produces a wide variety of artwork with it. 

In the Synthesis series, Tom Price forces resin and tar to live in the same space, experimenting with the chemical reactions through heating materials and catalysis process. As the tar fragments inserted into the resin blocks widen, they develop fissures, voids and cracks, modifying the original appearance, colour and characteristics of the resin. A new element is now created by the synthesis of the two. Although the creative process is begun and managed by the artist, the chemical reactions are not fully controlled and the end result is unique each time, exceeding the limits of his imagination. The works of the Synthesis series are pieces of surprising beauty, intriguing and mysterious, drawing in the viewer’s admiration of the detail’s forms, the subtle colour nuances and the changing light reflections.This powerful visual impact is highlighted in some artworks, as in this case, by LED lights (via cable).

Counterpart was born out of a commission for the Duke of Devonshire and Chatsworth House, an English stately home displaying important furniture and art collections. Tom Price wanted to create a work related to the place’s history; the artist therefore chose coal as a medium, a reference to the 18th century family-owned mines, as well as resin, a reference to the Duchess’s mineral collection started in the 18th century. The two elements, one dark light absorbing, the other crystalline light reflecting, establish an aesthetic dialogue creating both contrast and balance. Both elements form a single piece, one being the ‘counterpart’ of the other.

Counterpart is one of Tom Price's 'hybrid' artworks sitting halfway between art and design: the pieces can be seen exclusively as sculptures or can also serve as benches. The title of the work gains in this way a second meaning: ‘Counterpart’ refers to the plinth or base on which a sculpture is placed, and this artwork becomes a sculpture or a base depending on the public’s viewing and use. In the words of the artist: “When you’re viewing the work this last is of primary importance but when you go sitting on it, the person becomes of primary importance and the work becomes a functional piece.

The artworks is composed by two elements, each of which of the following dimensions (base included): 45 cm H x 220 cm L x 35 cm D. They are customizable, please contact us for a quote. 

To discover more on the Counterpart commission, watch the video Treasures from Chatsworth, Episode 9: Design Through the Ages from minute 3:15 on. 

Photos: Courtesy of Chatsworth House Trust

Counterpart

Description : Coal, resin, tar, steel, acrylic, LED
Dimensions : 45 cm × 220 cm × 70 cm
61,200 €
This piece of work is already in your basket. If you choose to add it, it will automatically change the quantity. (Countries differences in VAT rates require as many invoices as expedition points).
If you choose to add this piece of work to your basket, it will automatically replace the existing piece unless if it made by the same artist. (Countries differences in VAT rates require as many invoices as expedition points).
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