Friday, August 17, 2012

Jo Woffinden Concrete Sculptures

Jo Woffinden is a London-based artist who works in concrete, but has a background in ceramics. Her recent forms are based on curves and planes:

"My current work synthesizes elements taken from contemporary architecture with the underlying currents, which unfold Baroque structures. I have used the curve to create a spatial flow between planes and lines, which disrupt and work with simple geometry. Through subtle tensions, I intend to create a relationship between surfaces and forms, which can alter our perception of space."

Describing her concrete work she says:

 "Using concrete I have developed tactile surfaces, which appeal to the senses. I intend to show concrete as soft, warm and inviting and for the material to act as mediator between interior and exterior.  I would like to invite the viewer to engage with space and materiality in new ways through their encounter with my sculptural objects.

You can see more of Woffinden's work on her web site:

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Concrete Watches

Dzmitry Samal, a French designer, has produced a line of concrete watches for men. They are a limited edition series of 100 and cost about 1000 Euros.

Images of buildings, or architects' plans appear to be below the crystal. Why concrete? Samal says on his web site:
 "I chose concrete, a noble, modern, honest and robust material, the stuff our megapolis are made of.
My watches tell the story of an alliance of French creativity and Swiss technical performance, innovating in a field that has never been explored in watchmaking before."


Friday, July 20, 2012

Fabrice Le Nezet

Artist Fabrice Le Nezet has produced a series of pieces using concrete and steel, called Measure. I might have called the exhibition "Weight" or "Mass", because that's how they speak to me. The concrete cubes or blocks (some of which weigh 1000 kilograms)  are suspended in steel frames so that you can almost feel their weight and the tension they put on the steel bars.

The forms are massive and simple, simple in the best possible sense. Nothing stands in the way of the idea. The execution of the pieces is almost industrial or architectural.

For more images, see the website:

Le Nezet is a film director, artist and designer based in London.

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