Alex Roskin, Tusk Lounge Chair in Polished Aluminum, USA, 2022
The Tusk Lounge Chair reflects Alex Roskin penchant for an animality in form. Finished in mirror polished stainless steel the chair features a low seat and wide back. The chair features an mammalian physicality, hand-sculpted and cast in bronze. The bronze front legs extend from the chair’s body in a bowed fashion while the back legs are hand carved, rendering each chair unique. The seat and back are upholstered in satiny cream colored pony hair.
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 cast bronze, stainless steel, and carved wood works reflects 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 is then 3D scanned so that it can then be cast in bronze, aluminum or steel, and finished with carved wood elements. His works often feature a mammalian physicality with heaving sinuous forms and legs that extend from the body in a bowed fashion.
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.”
The chairs can be commissioned in polished or rubbed patina bronze, polished or blackened stainless steel, polished aluminum or aluminum with a range of faux bronze finishes. Upholstery COM/COL
Seat Height (frame): 16”H
Seat Upholstered: __”H x 22.5”W x 16.75” D
Seat Back Upholstered: 22.5”H x 16.75”
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