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A different side to Metal

An iron art piece resembling a chair by artist blacksmith Hanno Smith is one of the items that are on display at the exhibition. Becker specialises in individualised designs for functional aesthetic metal work and crafts it into ornamental and functional applications.

An iron art piece resembling a chair by artist blacksmith Hanno Smith is one of the items that are on display at the exhibition. Becker specialises in individualised designs for functional aesthetic metal work and crafts it into ornamental and functional applications.

The Omba Gallery is hosting a metal media exhibition under the call sign ‘Metalmorphoses’. This art exhibition is a collaborative group Metal Art, Craft and Design show featuring new works by artists such as Hanno Becker, Chakirra Claasen, Attila Giersch and Sylvia von Kuehne. The exhibition opened on 25 September and is running until next week,11 October.
The artists all used metal in their art works. The title of the exhibition ‘Metalmorphoses’, describes the idea and transformation of metal into inventive, practical and beautiful forms through the handwork of the artist. This special group of designers come from different professional backgrounds, hence the variety of materials and techniques.
The art pieces include forged iron décor items, over dimensional jewellery art from copper and brass, aluminium designs on colourful canvases and iron oxide on fabrics.
For this exhibition Claasen, a fashion designer by profession explored floral shapes stained with iron oxide on raw silk, and von Kuehne, a goldsmith and jewellery designer was inspired by the endless variety of forms, colours and textures that make up our environment. Her work reflects interesting combinations of materials, techniques and colours in order to form fine art, décor or jewellery. Out of her obsession to combine her profession with her passion for art, she created décor art with draped pieces of elaborate jewellery from non-precious metals.
The artist bring the exhibition into a new realm with their metal work and life-size scale that will not only capture the eye but also bring on a new perspective of the use of metal. The pieces are somewhat random, and yet so beautiful. For those of you with a running imagination, I say let it run at the Omba Gallery. Doors are open from 09h00 to 17h00 Monday to Friday. Entrance is free.
There will be forged iron décor items, over dimensional jewellery art from copper and brass, aluminium designs on colourful canvases and iron oxide art on fabrics.

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