Wonderful sculptures made of stone and glass
Stone statues are given new life by artist Ramon Todo, who also embraces the usage of disparate elements. His Stone Series uses unusual rocks, like basalt, basaltic, fossils, trash, and stones from heritage landmarks, all of which were meticulously chosen to convey various time- and place-related narratives. The pieces of bluish glass that are used to separate and rejoin these rocks vary in thickness and shape, diffusing light so that we saw through every component. These rocks have been seeing events for ages, and they act as windows into their souls.
Todo says, „I use the stones, rubbish, and Bota (rock that resembles coal) for my creations, believing they carry such emotions within.“ I used the glasses as a midway piece of fabric to look within the stones‘ past and present. The artist also says that the cuts and the contrast of the contemporary, sleek glass with the gritty detritus let us see „the features of the place. The location’s distinctiveness. similar to where and when recollections.
Due to this goal, the inventive artist frequently creates works that are located close to the two cities—Dusseldorf, Germany, and Kanagawa, Japan—where he spends the most of his time. Understanding the impact of both of these places is crucial for an artist’s work expresses a „distinctiveness of location.“ Todo’s artistic outcome of his experiences in Western Europe and his traditional perception of Japanese loveliness.
Beyond the organic materials inherent in environment, the artist uses various components in addition to glass when fusing it. Todo uses the same memory-based stories seen in his stone carvings in his Book Series, except this time, the glassware is implanted throughout novels, replacing the pages. Since the text from the spine is apparent through the glassware in the artworks in this collection, spectators can interpret the translucent incisions more directly.
View some of Todo’s magnificent statues and pictures from a current Art Front Gallery show by scrolling down.
Distinctive stones from historic locations are used in Ramon Todo’s Rock Collection, which are all meticulously chosen to communicate numerous stories about place and time. The rocks are divided into two halves by strips of glassware.
The intriguing series of artworks features blocks of granite with glass-lined openings that serve as portals into the inner lives of the stones.
Comparable memory-based narrative techniques are used in Todo’s Book Series, although this time they take place inside the pages of books.