ORIGINAL AWARD WINNING OGNYAN CHITAKOV ARTWORK !!!
2021, "Hephaestus" - stone sculpture
This original melted red tuff sculpture is handcrafted by the Bulgarian national famous contemporary sculptor Ognyan Chitakov, deeply inspired by postmodernism, figurative expressionism and naturalism. It has authentic natural charm, mixed with the delicate and unique artistic signature and skills. Tuff is a type of rock made of volcanic ash ejected from a vent during a volcanic eruption. It hasn't reached the temperatures at which it melts. The artist's concept has provoked this process by melting himself the volcanic rock and turn it into its original lava state, so that the process of nature can be re-completed in one unique human portraiture. This exquisite art object brings its beautiful artist's attention to high fashion detail, precision and top quality.
In ancient Greek mythology, Hephaestus is the god of blacksmiths, metalworking, carpenters, craftsmen, artisans, sculptors, metallurgy, fire and volcanoes. Hephaestus's Roman counterpart is Vulcan. Hephaestus was either the son of Zeus and Hera or he was Hera's parthenogenous child. He was cast off Mount Olympus by his mother because of his deformity or, in another account, by Zeus for protecting Hera from his advances.
"The stone material is alive and has a soul. I never ignore it and its gravity as well. I try to give each artwork the feeling of lightness." ... by the artist
✧Sculptor: Ognyan Chitakov
✧Size (height, width, depth): 15 x 8.7 x 14.2 inches (38 x 22 x 36 cm)
✧Material: Tuff (Tuff is a type of rock made of volcanic ash ejected from a vent during a volcanic eruption. It has been used for construction since ancient times. Because it is common in Italy, the Romans used it often for construction. The Rapa Nui people used it to make most of the moai statues on Easter Island. Tuff can be classified as either igneous or sedimentary rock. It is usually studied in the context of igneous petrology, although it is sometimes described using sedimentological terms. Tuff is often erroneously called tufa.)
Artist of the Year 2023 SINGULART Awards - https://www.singulart.com/en/awards/results-2023
Bestselling Artist For 2022 at ARTFINDER - https://www.artfinder.com/staff-picks/best-of-2022/#/
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