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Synthesis Bench

Tom Price Contact Studio

Counterpart was commissioned as a functional work of art by the Duke of Devonshire. It was requested that the sculpture should respond in some way to the history of the Devonshire family and Chatsworth House. It comprises two contrasting blocks: one dark and light-absorbing; the other translucent and crystalline. The dark block is made from coal and references the 18th Century coal tunnel mines owned by the Devonshire family. The glowing transparent block, made from resin, evokes the extensive mineral collection begun by Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire in the 18th Century.

The installation is also a study of the material relationship between artworks on display throughout the house and the plinths upon which they sit. Throughout the house a fascinating interplay between nature and artifice is evident everywhere from a beautifully veined stone lintel to an intricately carved wooden frame bordering a trompe l’oeils depiction of nature. Each is magnificent in its own right. At times the natural splendour of a marble plinth will completely eclipse the sculpture it was built to support, bringing into question the true value of materials compared to what is made from them. Counterpart celebrates this blurring of nature, craft and art through the mix of natural and synthetic materials, and production process that are as much laboriously hand crafted as they are influenced by chance.

Standard size 45 x 220 x 35cm made to order with a 12 weeks lead time.
Artwork can be made to bespoke dimensions
For all commission enquiries please contact us at the studio

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Tom Price - Counterpart II

Counterpart II

Tom Price Contact Studio

Counterpart began as a special commission for the Duke of Devonshire and Chatsworth House. It comprises two contrasting blocks: one dark and light-absorbing; the other translucent and crystalline. The dark block is made from coal and references the 18th Century coal tunnel mines at Chatsworth. The glowing transparent block, made from resin, evokes the extensive mineral collection begun by Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire in the 18th Century.

The installation is also a study of the material relationship between artworks on display throughout the house and the plinths upon which they sit. At times the natural splendour of a marble plinth completely eclipses the sculpture it was built to support, challenging the perceived hierarchies between art, nature and function. The blocks serve as both sculpture and bench – switching between protagonist and supporting roles depending on whether they are sat on or viewed remotely. Often they hover somewhere in the grey area between our perceptions.

For Counterpart II, the blocks have been spliced together, creating a more intimate, yet jarring juxtaposition. The unification of the two materials into a singular linear element hints at the transformative power of carbon in its sliding scale of purity and molecular structure – from coal and graphite at one end, to diamond at the other.

Standard size 45 x 35 x 220cm made to order with a 6-12 week lead time.
Artwork can be made to bespoke dimensions
For all commission enquiries please contact us at the studio

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Tom Price - Synthesis A

Synthesis A

Tom Price Contact Studio

Polished blocks of resin – some encapsulating tar – sit on an illuminated shelf in a configuration reminiscent of a bookshelf. The light from the shelf reveals colours and shapes within the resin, emphasising distinct characteristics between each block. The clarity of the resin enables the viewer to explore the internal narratives of each ‘book’ without needing to be removed from the shelf.

Synthesis A is part of a body of work collectively named ‘Synthesis’. Synthesis is the study of a dialogue between two contrasting materials – resin and tar – and their negotiation for space and identity when forced through chemical manipulation to become a single unified entity.

Standard size 40 x 40 x 200.5cm 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

Please contact us for any URGENT requirements.

Synthesis L3

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

Please contact us for any URGENT requirements.

 

Synthesis L2

Tom Price £19,200

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.

Synthesis L1

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

Please contact us for any URGENT requirements.

 

Synthesis S

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 40 x 40 x 200.5cm 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

Please contact us for any URGENT requirements.

 

Synthesis S

Tom Price £7,980

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.

Synthesis L1

Tom Price £19,200

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.

Synthesis X

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 91 x 66 x 33cm made to order with a 12-16 week lead time.
Artwork can be made to bespoke dimensions
For all commission enquiries please contact us at the studio

Please contact us for any URGENT requirements.

 

Synthesis L3

Tom Price £19,200

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.

Contour Hybrid Brass

Petr Weigl Contact Studio

Topography and geometry meet in these dream-like maps. Imaginary rivers and valleys cut through the strata of cold cast bronze and solid acrylic. The absence of colour enhances the smooth chiselled finish to create a powerful homage to natural structures. These hand made works are unlike machine polished marble, they are more organic looking with some area’s more matt and some more reflective. This natural aesthetic is what makes up their appeal.

Standard size 120 x 120cm 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

Synthesis B

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 8 x 9 x 200cm made to order with a 4-8 week lead time. Order 1, 2 or 3 each the same size.
Artwork can be made to bespoke dimensions
For all commission enquiries please contact us at the studio

Please contact us for any URGENT requirements.

 

Counterpart

Tom Price Contact Studio

Counterpart was commissioned as a functional work of art by the Duke of Devonshire. It was requested that the sculpture should respond in some way to the history of the Devonshire family and Chatsworth House. It comprises two contrasting blocks: one dark and light-absorbing; the other translucent and crystalline. The dark block is made from coal and references the 18th Century coal tunnel mines owned by the Devonshire family. The glowing transparent block, made from resin, evokes the extensive mineral collection begun by Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire in the 18th Century.

The installation is also a study of the material relationship between artworks on display throughout the house and the plinths upon which they sit. Throughout the house a fascinating interplay between nature and artifice is evident everywhere from a beautifully veined stone lintel to an intricately carved wooden frame bordering a trompe l’oeils depiction of nature. Each is magnificent in its own right. At times the natural splendour of a marble plinth will completely eclipse the sculpture it was built to support, bringing into question the true value of materials compared to what is made from them. Counterpart celebrates this blurring of nature, craft and art through the mix of natural and synthetic materials, and production process that are as much laboriously hand crafted as they are influenced by chance.

Standard size 45 x 220 x 35cm made to order with a 12 weeks lead time.
Artwork can be made to bespoke dimensions
For all commission enquiries please contact us at the studio

Please contact us for any URGENT requirements.

 

Synthesis B

Tom Price £7,200

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.

Price and dimensions for single bar

Contour Hybrid Bronze

Petr Weigl Contact Studio

Topography and geometry meet in these dream-like maps. Imaginary rivers and valleys cut through the strata of cold cast bronze and solid acrylic. The absence of colour enhances the smooth chiselled finish to create a powerful homage to natural structures. These hand made works are unlike machine polished marble, they are more organic looking with some area’s more matt and some more reflective. This natural aesthetic is what makes up their appeal.

Standard size 120 x 120cm made to order with a 6-12 week lead time.
Artwork can be made to bespoke dimensions
For all commission enquiries please contact us at the studio

Synthesis V

Tom Price Contact Studio

Synthesis V is a wall-mounted illuminated sculpture. It is designed to be installed in the corner of a room with 90 degree walls. Inspiration for this piece came from the artist observing a shaft of sunlight creeping across the corner of a room, which is why Synthesis V is set at an angle as it approaches the corner.  The resin is illuminated by high quality LED strip lights, which emit very little heat and have very low power consumption. It is also possible to add a dimming module to control the level of light.

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.

Petal-like cracks and fissures formed through a careful manipulation of the catalysing process of the resin cluster 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 open fissures, creating wafer thin golden slivers of coral-like protuberances.

Standard size 145.6 x 28 x 84.2cm 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

Please contact us for any URGENT requirements.

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

Please contact us for any URGENT requirements.