Stump Speech, #3
Stump Speech, #3

Estimate: $4,500.
Interested in patterns and experimentation, Brooklyn-based artist TJ Volonis produces abstract geometric sculptures, which he says, “focus on the dependent relationship between the whole and the segment, and the fragile balance between order and disorder.” In this work, Volonis uses copper caps to form a biomorphic shape that resembles a cross-section of a tree trunk.

"My work focuses on the dependent relationship between the whole and the segment and the fragile balance between order and disorder. In particular I work with patterns—portraying them simply and in their entirety, or through the prism of a larger pattern. In this way I can focus on specific elements of dependency within the pattern that produces a seemingly chaotic effect. For example, a piece that appears to have a stable logic will also expose the chaos that binds it together. Conversely, in other pieces which are more deliberately chaotic, the underlying order that renders it viable is exposed."

About TJ Volonis

Interested in patterns and experimentation, Brooklyn-based artist TJ Volonis produces abstract, geometric sculptures that “focus on the dependent relationship between the whole and the segment, and the fragile balance between order and disorder,” as he describes it. He was selected by Curate NYC as a top emerging artist in 2013 and worked on a commission for the Far Rockaway Redevelopment Fund. Volonis’ material of choice is copper, which he alchemizes into beautiful patterned arrangements, as well as furniture, raising fundamental questions about matter and space.

American , b. 1977, Brooklyn, New York, based in Brooklyn, New York