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Yorkville Penthouse, Toronto, Canada

Ken Gangbar Contact Studio

Ken and his team are inspired by the cyclical patterns and intricate compositions of the natural world. They thrive on spontaneity, and the spirit of experimentation made possible by fearlessness to create truly innovate installations for both private and corporate clients. Ken began working with ceramics, because of its unique properties and versatile applications. Since then, he has branched out beyond ceramics, to explore the possibilities found within wood, steel, glass, and composite resins. His installations and sculptural works can be found in the world’s most prestigious hotels and restaurants from New York, Doha, San Diego, Athens and Toronto to Hong Kong.

Synthesis L2

Tom Price Contact Studio

Synthesis is the study of a dialogue between two contrasting materials – resin and tar – and their negotiation for space and identity when forced to become a single unified entity.

What appear to be petal-like inclusions are actually cracks and fissures created through a careful manipulation of the catalysing process of the resin. They cluster around and interact with amorphous invasive bodies of tar, which loom – apparently suspended in space. The tar initially appears densely black, almost light-absorbent, but upon closer inspection, a network of fine green vapour trails can be seen drifting from a surface partially melted by the exothermic reaction of the curing resin. As the tar heats it expands searching for pathways within the resin and rushes to claim opening cavities, creating wafer thin golden slivers of coral-like protuberances.

The effects of the synthesis of these two disparate elements – one black and dense; the other clear and liquid – results in a riot of colour and explosive formations that engage on both a macro and micro level.

Standard size 85 x 117.5 x 40cm made to order with a 4-8 week lead time.
Artwork can be made to bespoke dimensions
For all commission enquiries please contact us at the studio

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