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Sculpted Side Table, Human Element VI, Collin Velkoff

Documentation Signed
Origin Finland
Period New
Dimensions
W. 13.39 in; H. 24.02 in; D. 11.03 in;
W. 34.01 cm; H. 61.01 cm; D. 28.02 cm;
Condition Excellent.
Description Human Element, Excavation IV, 2017
Granite & Gypsum Cement
Measures: 28 x 34 x 61 cm
Edition - Unique Work

‘Human Element’ is a project that explores the influence material has on the human condition and how our consciousness is derived from our relationship with materials. By using cement and anchoring forms to stone, I want to create a sense
of familiarity and comfort. through the manipulation of form, balance, and texture, Collin Townsend Velkoff wants his sculptures to convey a
feeling of unease and tension which communicates our relationship with materials and our dependency on the environment. For these sculptures, he has developed a sand casting technique that allows me to cast unique cement forms onto organic stone forms buried beneath the sand. After the cement cures the two materials are locked together and the object is then dug out by hand. Stones are selected from nature and construction sites, these stones dictate the shape, color, and forms on the cement pieces that will cast onto the stones. Thus, each piece is unique.

Collin Townsend Velkoff
Williamsport, Pennsylavnia
Lives and Works in Helsinki,Finland


Education

2014-2018 Aalto University - Helsinki, Finland

2007-2011 Pratt Institute - Brooklyn, New York



Selected exhibitions

2018 sacred Simulations - Galleria Huuto - Helsinki, Finland (Solo, Upcoming)

Reform 18 Design Biennale - Munkeruphus - Munkerup, Denmark

A Passing Permanence - Vappan Taiteen Tila - Helsinki, Finland

2017 Side Show - Paja & Bureau Gallery - Helsinki, Finland

2016 Nothing to Declare - Tulli & Pakkahuone - Helsinki, Finland

Noni - Ventura Lambrate - Milan, Italy

Näyttely - A-Space - Espoo, Finland

Dean’s Circle Exhibition - Aalto University - Helsinki, Finland

Mitä Tuli Tehtyä -Näyttelyn Avajaiset - Creat Space - Helsinki, Finland

Chair Noir - Stockholm Furniture Fair - Stockholm, Sweden

2015 Table Talks - Design Museum Arabia - Helsinki, Finland

2011 Playtime - Picaflor - New York, New York

Pratt Show - The Manhattan Center - New York, New York

2010 Pucci + Paper + Pratt - Ralph Pucci Showroom - New York, New York

2009 Glass Exhibition - Kalmar Castle - Kalmar, Sweden



Publications

2018 TZVETNIK - ‘A Passing Permanence’ A Group Show at Vapaan Taiteen Tila Helsinki - 7.5.2018

2017 Kristen de la Valliere - Sayhito_Mag - 5.12.2017

La Rocca, Francesca - ‘Design on Trial. Critique and Metamorphosis of the Contemporary Object”

This is Paper Magazine - 08.08.2017

Leo Lei - Leibal - 06.14.2017

Prodeez - 04.07.2017

Said Ali - Style & Decor Magazine

Moritz Firchow - Arcademi - 10.02.2017

2016 Prodeez - 07.04.2016

Yatzer - Yatzer Round-Up #4 Editor’s Picks - 26.06.2016

Ignant - Showcasing of Emgering Finnish Design Talent - 03.04.2016

2011 Konahrtist - Empty Kingdom - 06.12.2011



Awards and Residences

2018 Jingdezhen Ceramic Insitute - Residency - Jingdezhen, China

2017 Seine Art Market - Invited Artist - Helsinki,Finland

2016 Iitala Glass Factory - Invited Artist - Helsinki,Finland

2011 Rowena Reed Kostellow Award - 3D Excellence - Brooklyn, New York

2009 Kalmar University Glass Program - Exchange Program - Pukeberg, Sweden
Styles / Movements Contemporary, Modern
Incollect Reference Number 266036
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