Marble, stainless steel
Edition of 8
Dimensions: 30cm (H) x 10cm (W) x 10cm (D) / 11.8" (H) x 3.9" (W) x 3.9" (D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
The intersection, when the detail’s unveiled, is the delicious threat of being impaled.
A pointed pressure, sagittate stone, implies that threatening, a possible reckoning, yet it’s a delicate liaison.
The tension is an expression of fragility in aggression, they fit together - one carved out as if for the other - yet, if they met, that threat, would lead to regret, of a shattering, a scar, a wounded impression in stone.
Explosion. Piece torn from piece, into two, a separation, and driving the energy into the sculpture itself. Implosion.
A sculptural gesture of a complicated relationship, the intersection a complex affair.
The danger of destruction is a guilty thrill.
Based in: Beirut & Sydney
Tarek Elkassouf is an award-winning object designer and sculptor based between Beirut and Sydney who works on sculptures, collectible design objects and art installations.
Elkassouf’s work is about materials, the rawness of nature refined by the hand of man through his relationship with tools and machines.
His studio specialises in precise craftsmanship and innovative design across a full spectrum of objects and work.
Advanced engineering is fused with the work of artisans who are masters of their craft to create high-end, collectible objects.
Elkassouf has objects on permanent display in Cartier boutiques around the world, had Sculptures commissioned by the Ithra Museum and other been acquired by the Museum of the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris.
And he regularly speaks and conducts workshops on the intersection of art and design.
2018’s selected resident artist at the Swatch Art Gallery in Shanghai, Elkassouf has been featured at more than 20 international exhibitions, and is represented in galleries and museums in New York, Paris, Singapore, Shanghai, Riyadh, Kuwait, Dubai, and Beirut.
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