Alex Roskin, Grand Asymmetric Dining Table, USA, 2021
With each of its three sides a generous 93 inches wide, Alex Roskin’s Grand Asymmetric Dining Table can seat a dinner party of 12. Resting on a sparkling tripod base of mirror-polished stainless steel, the asymmetric three-sided table top is an ideal option for unique spaces. Available by commission, the table can be customized in a variety of metals and finishes, and a variety of wood top options.
Roskin’s works blend functional design with modernist sculptural references. A natural successor of innovative artists such as Richard Serra, Jean Arp, and Constantin Brancusi, Roskin’s sculptural works reflect the artist’s modernist and primitive influences. Beginning with a series of quick sketches, Roskin captures the movement of a basic form. By sculpting in foam and wood Roskin translates that movement into a structural model that can then be cast in bronze, or formed in aluminum or steel, and finished with carved wood elements.
Rejecting outright anthropomorphic mimicry in favor of subtle, sculpted muscular forms, Roskin notes: “I try with each piece to create a stance and a presence, some with more contrapposto. I aim to give each piece a feeling it is inhaling or ready to make a move. I try to steer clear of the decorative, but rather to draw on mass, volume, line, negative space, and my love of materials and the craft of working with them.”
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