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Sculpture - Peter Brooke-Ball - Plaything
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Description : Jesmonite, bamboo, pewter
Date of creation : 2010
Dimensions : 25 cm × 18 cm × 15 cm
Weight : 3 kg
600 €
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About the work :

Plaything is a sculpture by contemporary British artist Peter Brooke-Ball made with Jesmonite, bamboo and pewter. Jesmonite is a composite material created with a gypsum-based material and an acrylic resin.

Its playful shape and small size give a humorous meaning to this creation, while demonstrating a multiple technique through the work of several materials in a very balanced and refined way. In this work, the artist initiates a visual dialogue between two materials that are very different in their appearance and characteristics. 

Without carrying a clear meaningful statement in themselves, Peter Brooke-Ball's works surprise with their humour, simplicity and sensuality. As he himself states, the desire is to create "objects that are gorgeous with a hint of mystery". Sometimes alluding to violence or coercion, the sculptures also question concepts of protection and bond, linked to the artist's idea: "I see each piece as a thought and I want to keep that thought secure and precious, fearing it might all slip away". Although each observer reacts differently with their own interpretation, the titles of sculptures often suggest a concept, a situation or an emotion. Above all, the artist values comments from children, who are free of preconceptions and have a tactile and instinctive relationship to the sculptures.

The work of Peter Brooke-Ball actively connects and compels the coexistence of dissimilar materials that are attached, suspended, surrounded, covered or tied to each other. In his stone and rope sculptures, the artist correlates the physical properties of the materials and works on a paradox that upsets the balance of power between these two elements: "I like the idea of the soft defining the shape of the hard". The contrasting, evocative aesthetic elements of the works of Peter Brooke-Ball contribute to them being highly enigmatic; sometimes troubling and disturbing, sometimes amusing and playful.

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Description : Jesmonite, bamboo, pewter
Date of creation : 2010
Dimensions : 25 cm × 18 cm × 15 cm
Weight : 3 kg
600 €
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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