Markus Haase, Venus Wall Appliqué, USA, 2015
As the ancient Greek stone masters turned to the ideal human form to depict their gods and goddesses, Haase reignites this ancient tradition with a singular contemporary aesthetic. As a lighting fixture or as a hanging sculpture, the Venus Wall Appliqué plays with forms both feminine and masculine. The hand-carved wood or cast bronze components are smoothly joined to a carved onyx form encasing LED lights.
Combining a mastery of traditional sculpting techniques with a contemporary, material-driven approach to design, Haase is one of the only artists working today, crafting unique works in bronze. Rather than using the casting process as a mechanism for producing multiples, each of his bronze and onyx light sculptures is completely one-of-a-kind.
Haase is quickly growing a reputation as a master jeweler for architectural accessories. The series includes bespoke chandeliers and sconces.
In 2013, Haase launched his first series of sculptural design exclusively with Todd Merrill Studio. Since then, his work has attracted the attention of designers, critics, and collectors worldwide. Haase creates unique works of art, sculptural pieces of furniture, and lighting design that demonstrate his sculpting virtuosity through his works that imbue wood, metal, and stone with a remarkable sense of fluidity and movement. Carved wood and marble assume the qualities of drapery, while his dexterity in combining these elements with dynamic LED technology defines a new artistry for the twenty-first century. As Todd Merrill describes, “Markus Haase is not making a piece of furniture or lighting 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: Bleached Ash, Onyx, LEDs
Dimensions: 41” H x 11” W x 12” D, 104.14 H x 27.94 W x 30.48 D cm
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