Jul 10 2011

Berlin Debut……………..

Ladies and Gentlemen, We would like to cordially invite you to the upcoming group exhibition       Gentle Giants!    Opening at Strychnin Gallery Berlin on July 15th at 7 pm

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Robots are a phenomenon which everybody is aware of and that is often viewed differently by many people. Today their origin, definition and purpose is widely discussed and not only their construction, technology and application range have drastically evolved, but the design, function and general perception of today‘s robots have changed in many directions.
Nowadays there are robots of any size, made from any material and built for any task imaginable. Furthermore, they have transformed from being solely tools to often depicted and thematised objects of popular culture as well as being subject and means of expression in the world of arts. Iconic stories and movies such as Terminator, Transformers, RoboCop, The Iron Giant or Walle have displayed the divided perception of robots as friends and humans‘ little helpers as well as a dangerous threat to society.

The creations of robot art take, interpret and shape the commonly perceived attributes of and also the views on robots and thereby give them even more meaning and personality. Strychnin Gallery’s ‘Gentle Giants’ will showcase a diverse selection of some of the most influential and innovative creations of robot art done by a well selected group of artists. The exhibition will focus on the gentle, smart, helping and almost human aspects of robots that are enriching our society.

The list of participating artists includes: Michael Salter, Himatic, Doktor A, Mike Libby, Skeleton Heart, Seymour, Nemo Gould, John Lytle Wilson, SQUP, Caroline LeBreton, Stefan Fromberger and many more.

Solomon Bigglesworth Jones
Small time rug salesman and carpet cleaner, Sam Jones dreams of higher goals.
At night he tinkers in his cellar workshop, crafting a vehicle of mythic beauty and breathtaking audacity.
Soon he will unveil his elegant invention, take to the skys and leave his dusty day job far behind him.

Polyurethane Resin, Epoxy resin, Styrene, Vinyl, Brass, Copper, Steel, Aluminium, Polymer clay, Rubber, Lead, Silk.
9″ tall ( 11″ tall in vintage glass display dome).

Jun 9 2011

The Robots of Berlin………

A little teaser for my piece in next month’s Robot show at Strychnin in Berlin……….
I should say this is probably one of the most whimsical pieces I have ever made.