Fine artist Metis Atash returns to Samuel Lynne Galleries - Dallas this May to exhibit her new collection of Swarovski crystal Punk Buddhas, Elephants, and Skulls. The exhibition opens Saturday, May 11th, from 5-8pm, and will feature Atash's original Buddha sculptures along with new Punk Buddha Families of varying sizes, and new elephant and skull sculpture designs. The artist will be in attendance at the opening reception, and the exhibition will be on view from May 11, 2019 through June 15, 2019.
Born and raised in Munich, Metis Atash is German by nationality, but truly a citizen of the world. Her vast global travels led her to the Indonesian Island of Bali, where the lifestyle, culture, and philosophies quickly resonated with her, and eventually became the trajectory for her artistic style and her purpose as an artist. Bali is a place where love is the only energy to be found, and the location has appropriately become the source of inspiration for her work. These unique sculptures are a fusion of worldly pleasures and spiritual insights, which have come to redefine the meaning of living. The sculptural figures radiate a presence far greater than their size, due to their sparkling materiality and strong totemic essence.
Soulmates presents a collection of work about consciously re-aligning your physical body with your soul. It is about intentionally finding resonance with who you are as a spiritual being, and having a human experience. Finding balance within all that you are, all that you see, and all of your senses. Atash’s crystal creations are sculpted in fiberglass, covered with acrylic paint, and meticulously bathed by hand in genuine Swarovski crystals, this collection embodies the artist’s life journey. Each piece is subject to a multi-step process of clay modeling, molding, sculpting, sanding, and lacquering. The objects of her work are based on the spiritual being, but are also a reflection of her respect for Haute Couture, as well as contemporary art history. Each sculpture references an iconic figure in fashion and art – from Basquiat to Balmain, Warhol to Hermes, Kahlo to Chanel, Kusama to Louis Vuitton, and Van Gogh to Dolce & Gabbana. With their dazzling exteriors, each resting figure is to be perceived as the mirror of our eternal souls. They are a reflection of the relationship between humanity and the cosmos, health and longevity, action through inaction, and they represent the duality of life – the spiritual and the physical of our beings that produce harmony within the universe.
Atash’s entrepreneurial spirit has lead to the rise of her work around the globe. Her artwork has been exhibited in select galleries throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Middle East, and has been featured in important international magazine publications such as Vogue, Elle Decor, Architectural Digest, and Haute Living. Her collectors include celebrities, professional athletes, and musicians – Paris Hilton, Boy George, Seth Jones, Drake, and Sharon Stone, to name a few.