Mirrored steel sculptures

Mirrored steel sculptures

The highly polished surface of the steel enhances the sculpture to another vital dimension. In addition to the shape, the surrounding space now comes into play through the additional reflection. The whole environment is reflected as well as the viewer in the mirror-like surface and thus becomes a part of the artwork. In a figurative sense, it is a reflection on one's own self and the relationship between the individual and society.

This depth of content seen in the consistency of the formal dialogue, makes Stefan Faas' art works objects of timeless desirable aesthetics.

Corten steel monuments

Corten steel monuments

The towering, often monumental scale, corten steel steles relate to the human body, but they are greatly reduced and alienated in their anthropomorphic shape.

In the artistic process from the sketch of the layout, it is imperative to think in three dimensions from the outset and to imagine the finished sculpture both in its dimensions, as well as of its sides and in terms of space. The finely differentiated patina of corten steel forms a sort of protective sheath and thus also includes a symbolic dimension. All works by Stefan Faas are characterized by their reduced form language that gives the sculptures a timeless and lasting aura. (Or gives them a timeless aura of lasting value.)

Forged head, steles and torsos

Forged head, steles and torsos

Blacksmithing is one of the oldest techniques of mankind. Even the legendary blacksmith Hephaestus of ancient Greece created works of art in the fire. At 800 to 1500 ° Celsius, in the yellow- reddish glow of the fire, works of art are created with power and ingenuity, encompassing archaic austerity and formal reduction. In its massive solidity and archaic appearance, the sculptures achieve a universal level.

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