Markus Haase, Wormed Bronze and Onyx Sculptural Sconce, USA, 2017
Haase creates unique light sculptures powered by today’s top LED technology, lending a warm, perennial glow that emits softly through hand-carved stone. The sconce features an asymmetrical “butterfly” form cast in polished bronze. Haase sculpts the form before casting the structure in his New York City studio. These unique works retain their luminescent quality even when unlit.
Haase can create custom light fixtures in bespoke sizes and from a variety of woods, stones and metal. Gaining critical attention from designers and collectors today, the artist’s work is currently being commissioned worldwide and exhibited at art fairs internationally.
In 2013, Markus Haase formally launched his first series of sculptural furniture exclusively with Todd Merrill Studio. Since then, his work has attracted the attention of designers, critics, and collectors worldwide. Haase has been exhibited at prestigious art fairs including The Salon: Art + Design in New York; Collective Design in New York; the Pavilion of Arts and Design in Paris, London, and New York; FOG: Design + Art in San Francisco; and Spring Masters in New York.
Haase refined his sculpting practice studying under Europe’s preeminent masters of stone carving, restoring centuries-old Gothic cathedrals across Northern Germany for over a decade. These experiences, combined with his fresh and impressive eye for design, allow Haase to create his dynamic, expressive works. Haase demonstrates his sculpting virtuosity through his designs that imbue wood and stone with a remarkable sense of fluidity and movement. Carved wood assumes qualities of drapery, while marble suggests energy and vigor. His dynamic sculptural lighting defines a new artistry for the twenty-first century, managing to sculpt light itself. As Todd Merrill describes, “Markus Haase is not making a piece of furniture that looks like art… He is a sculptor making art that serves functional ends.”
As Haase works on a commission basis, custom designs may be requested.
Medium: Wormed Bronze, Onyx, LEDs
Dimensions: 50” H x 8.5” W x 4 3/4” D, 127 H x 21.59 W x 12.06 D cm
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