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|Collection:||Applied Art - Metalwork|
|Date:||2001 - 2001|
|Metal worker:||Hiroshi Suzuki - View biography for Hiroshi Suzuki|
Hiroshi Suzuki studied industrial design in Japan but became dissatisfied with what he perceived as the corporate division between two-dimensional design and the finished object. He saw sculpture as a more personal and immediate way of working, and began to create large-scale installations to commission. After moving to London he studied metalwork at Camberwell College of Art, where he developed his unique method of raising metal, using a variety of hammers either in the air or over any other suitable object, and then at the Royal College of Art where he pursued his interest in patination. Preferring to immediately engage with the metal Suzuki calls his design process 'thinking through making' and it is much inspired by chance encounters with the natural world and responses to the environment. Currently taking his inspiration from African carvings, as well as organic sources, he is moving further towards the abstract and the allegorical.
|Contemporary Art Society Special Collection Scheme|
|Production Period:||21st Century|
|Medium:||Sheet copper, raised, patinated and gilded.|
|Place of Origin:||Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England|