JARIET OLOYE, Contemporary Artist
Materials, processes, and techniques are very important in my work. I have been fascinated by the endless possibilities of metal and glass right from my childhood, watching and helping the Artisans with their creations in the rich and vibrant Yoruba culture.
I experiment and developed my own metal alloys which I mix with glass and kiln cast into art form.
My work is an abstract sculptural forms and functional art that explore the connection of humans and its surroundings in public spaces; both in scale, texture, colour and light. I use ancient and modern techniques of lost wax casting to create aesthetic pieces of artwork.
This 'Abstract Colour Vessel' is made using the techniques of lost wax casting, core casting and mix of different metal alloys.The piece is left unpolished to show and feel the tactile texture.