CONTEMPORARY WALL RELIEF SCULPTURE
3D ALUMINIUM BAS WALL RELIEF
The latest works, the aluminium bas relief,
have been of particular interest in the
todays modern fitout including stainless steel and alloy highlights.
Colangelos finish is extremely high, evoking a
topographical effect, with a highly light responsive monochromatic surface.
The work is ideally placed in low light areas,
as it absorbs and reflects the available light revealing a metallic
incandescence, a kind of understated sensuality.
His work comes in various sizes that can be
combined to form diptyches, triptychs and series of panels
A number of processes go into the creation of
Tonys highly fabricated sculptures.
Various objects are screwed into and/or attached
to the tyres of a tractor. Tony then drives the tractor over the aluminium. The
result is a substrate with rippling, dimpled effects, negative and positive.
This may seems simple but at this point the
emerging sculpture goes through a number of highly fabricated processes:
* The corners are welded and ground sometimes up
to 3 to 4 times aluminium welding being a highly skilled function. The
bas-relief is now a smooth continuous surface which can then be fitted
seamlessly onto the specially constructed timber support.
* The sculpture is then polished many times enabling
light to play off against the surface shapes.
* The work is finished off with a specially
formulated clear lacquer. This not only gives the sculpture a lustrous surface
but prevents oxidization.
* Further polishing results in a circular
lustre, enhancing the surface which has now taken on a sense of swirling