Car art sculpture
Car art sculpture made of scrap metal parts by Greek visual artist Giannis Dendrinos
Where did I get my influence about this car metal art?
The natural environment of African landscape, the primitive way of life and my father?s metal workshop where I used to spend many hours playing are the basic reasons that led me to metal sculpture by using engine?s spare parts. They provide me with shapes and forms which I weld, grind, polish and finally varnish. I feel that I always have something new to discover which lead to new ideas and inventions. Using parts is about constructing, assembling, disassembling. Try the infinite possibilities of combining various objects to form what I have in my mind.?Metal bird sculpture is a combination of figurative and industrial art.
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My current themes are mostly humanoid. As am attempt to show the fragile nature of mankind through the birth cycle, the creation process, motherhood, love. On the other side, I experience metal sculpture as a game and revive my need to play by creating vehicles such as motorbikes, cars and trains.
The strong needs of an individual to explain his existence, to seek his origins, the power of the mind are themes that fascinate me. A challenge for me would be in creating huge metal sculptures involving movement in order to create kinetic sculptures (kinetic art). I admire kinetic artists such as Jean Tinguely, Alexander Calder and classic sculptors such as Henry Moore, David Smith. My goal through my artwork is to convey the way I experience life and my exploration of art by using an industrial material which is being transformed to an unusual medium in Art.
Who was famous for his car sculptures in art?
César was a French sculptor and member of the Nouveau Réalisme movement, best known for his use of compacted cars and recycled metals. Though his work has similarities to artists like Andy Warhol in its appropriation of commercial commodities, César was more interested in the formal traditions of Modernist sculpture, such as the work of Alberto Giacometti. Born César Baldaccini on January 1, 1921 in Marseille, France to Italian parents, he went on study at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and graduated in 1948. “Although I had received a classical academic training, my vision changed through my work with scrap iron,” the artist explained. “I entered the factory world and learned to approach recuperated materials in their own language.” He represented France at the 1995 Venice Biennale, and today his work can be found in the collections of prominent institutions around the world, including the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Tate Gallery in London, and The Museum of Modern Art in New York, among others. César died on December 6, 1998 in Paris, France.