Original Sculpture by Alan Harris British artist, Brutalist Art.
This sculpture is inspired by the eternal question, is the man free or his destiny is determined. The idea of free will or freedom in itself is in an illusion.
Your beliefs can show you the way to freedom or can cut your freedom, what you choose is what will put you inside or outside of your own prison. The demand for complete self-causation places impossible requirements upon someone before he can count as free — requirements, what is more, that would actually empty freedom of its content and hence of any meaning.
British Artist Alan Harris developed a unique style. Using his skill in modeling with an intuitive way of building up figures is quite unique, a talent that allows him to develop this sculptural technique inspired by Brutalism a style that rather than being easy on the eye it is more antagonistic, applied to sculpture added a confrontational rawness to it, that perfectly integrate into modern design.
Alan who has, in the past, worked with discarded objects following the philosophy of Kintsugi has now developed a new process of creating his works from scratch. Working the material in their original forms, sculpting and finally works the surfaces through a series of chemical process to obtain the unique colours that give the unique character to his sculptures.
“ My knowledge and application of Kintsugi on previous sculptures have helped me understand and translate the feeling of frailty and strength into my new works”
From the complexity of forming something of haunting beauty from a mixture of different materials, Alan is able to create such highly empathetic works. His unique way of processing the materials combining and mixing them from their original state to convert them in an expressionist figure, old, rusty, imperfect but somehow beautiful is nothing less than impressive.
These sculptures integrate into any location transforming their environment, with edgy dynamics and primal honesty.
clay , concrete, metal, plaster, wood, paint