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Jeremy Thomas

Pigment Segment White, 2019

Forged cold rolled steel and powder coat
20 × 15 1/2 × 5 3/8 in
50.8 × 39.4 × 13.7 cm
This is a unique work.
$3,000
location
New York, Paris
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About the work
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Perfect conditions
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Hand-signed by artist, Signed on bottom
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Jean-Luc Richard
Jeremy Thomas
American, b. 1973
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Ever the pragmatist, Jeremy Thomas learned metal forging because wanted to make his own chisel to use in carving stone sculptures. Little did he imagine that we would soon abandon stone to work exclusively with metal. After a period working as a metalsmith, Thomas stumbled upon his now-signature technique of heating steel upwards of 2800 degrees Fahrenheit, rendering it malleable as clay, then injecting it with pressurized air to create voluminous forms. The process involves cutting steel plates into circular shapes, folding them into a pattern, and welding them into place to form sensual, “inflated” sculptures characterized by creases, folds, wrinkles, and curved lines. He coats parts of these erotic and biomorphic forms with the slick colors characteristic to industrial farming, while leaving other parts in a raw state of oxidization. As Thomas describes, this juxtaposition is meant to heighten “the sense of contrast between the synthetic and the organic.”

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About the work
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Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed on bottom
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Image rights
Jean-Luc Richard
Jeremy Thomas
American, b. 1973
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Ever the pragmatist, Jeremy Thomas learned metal forging because wanted to make his own chisel to use in carving stone sculptures. Little did he imagine that we would soon abandon stone to work exclusively with metal. After a period working as a metalsmith, Thomas stumbled upon his now-signature technique of heating steel upwards of 2800 degrees Fahrenheit, rendering it malleable as clay, then injecting it with pressurized air to create voluminous forms. The process involves cutting steel plates into circular shapes, folding them into a pattern, and welding them into place to form sensual, “inflated” sculptures characterized by creases, folds, wrinkles, and curved lines. He coats parts of these erotic and biomorphic forms with the slick colors characteristic to industrial farming, while leaving other parts in a raw state of oxidization. As Thomas describes, this juxtaposition is meant to heighten “the sense of contrast between the synthetic and the organic.”

Jeremy Thomas

Pigment Segment White, 2019

Forged cold rolled steel and powder coat
20 × 15 1/2 × 5 3/8 in
50.8 × 39.4 × 13.7 cm
This is a unique work.
$3,000
location
New York, Paris
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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