“Fabric Under Water” | Sculptures in motion

Submitted by Sebastien Courty

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Client

Location: New York, New York, NY, United States

Completion date: 2020

Artwork budget: $10,000

Project Team

artist

Sebastien Courty

Sebastien Courty LLC

commissioner

Paola Zamudio

NPZ DESIGN

Overview

“Sculptures in Motion” represents a frozen moment in time. Sculpted with diverse natural or synthetic textiles, its surface is hand painted using acrylic, oil, pigments and chrome paint to name a few. The textile is then soaked in crystal resin and sculpted in the shape desired.
The final artwork is a majestic wall sculpture with a very unique movement and texture. The work itself is hard as concrete but light as a feather. It is delicate and floating like a “Fabric under Water”

This collection can be commissioned in any size, colours and texture. Open to any sources of inspirations, its concept allows to depict any history or memory in a very decorative art approach.

Goals

The aesthetic of the artwork breaks any basic architectural lines. The curves and motions of the wall sculpture bring to the interior design a very natural, free and almost uncontrolled statement.
The overall visual of the artwork create a certain confusion in the viewer's interpretation. The understanding of the material used in the process of creation and the final product itself is quite challenging and deeply interesting. A delicate silk fabric is viewed as a melted brass sheet.

depicted in the completed work makes the viewer believe silk became brass and in some cases matiere more robust such and ciment.

Process

Each fabric has its own volume, feeling, and character. In order to create a wall sculpture adequate to the client's desires, the selection of the fabric is key. Several criteria are taken into consideration during the process of creation, including the paint to use, the reaction the fabric will have in contact with the crystal resin and last but not least the final placement of the artwork.