Mafazine 4 : Relationship between paper & metal by Evaldas Gulbinas

Ghost, Evaldas Gulbinas, 2021

Paper is a material manufactured in thin sheets from the pulp of wood or other fibrous substances, used for writing, drawing, or printing on, or as wrapping. Paper could be used making shapes for art purpose. Charcoal makes good relationship with it. Analysing paper boundaries by drawing, bending and sculpting it. Often, charcoal sculptural drawing on paper presses the metal taste work.

Ghost, Evaldas Gulbinas, 2021

Metal is a solid material which is typically hard, shiny, malleable, fusible, and ductile, with good electrical and thermal conductivity (e.g. iron, gold, silver, and aluminium, and alloys such as steel). Metal is another accepted material for art use, which could be presented, as an art piece, replicating the paper. Shining surface gives a depth for a sculptural purpose. Metal has multiple action of shape shifting. Monumental art piece presenting a strong feeling of concept.

Darum, Evaldas Gulbinas, 2021

Usually metal has been seen as black and white. Paper can do the same. Metal sheet and paper has similar possibilities to bend and make sculptural drawings out of it. Paper is often being the model for metal work pieces.

Daruma, Evaldas Gulbinas, 2021

Any art work that is crafted from the ‘ores of the earth, ‘ including bronze, gold, tin, lead, silver and iron is defined as metal art. Metal art can be either purely decorative or functional and useful. However, metal gives more aesthetic and stronger sculptural feeling, then paper.

Spider girl & buddha, Evaldas Gulbinas, 2021

Mixing together, paper and metal is something ” unseen” comes out. Charcoal paper drawing reflects the darkness of metal. Metal work communicates to the drawing in appearance side.

Scared, Evaldas Gulbinas, 2021

Tate glossary definition for metal: A solid, hard, opaque material that has been used by sculptors since ancient times.

Aluminium is the most abundant metallic element in Earth’s crust and the most widely used nonferrous metal. Because of its chemical activity, aluminium never occurs in the metallic form from in nature, but it’s compounds are present to a greater or lesser extent in almost all rocks, vegetation and animals.

Ghost, Evaldas Gulbinas, 2021

Taking forms and inspiration from paper to metal. Charcoal paper drawing could be transformed and visualised into metal sculpture. Artwork presents the feeling of darkness and agony. Paints onto metal surface breaks the boundaries, opens new possibilities to metal sculpture and historical taste of work. The shape and movement of artwork has paper’s flavour.

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