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PHILIP MELLING
London, London - United Kingdom


, Basilisk X, Abstract, Nfs
, Weldvessel  Spiral Cut, Abstract, Nfs
, Weldvessel  Rising Cut, Abstract, Nfs

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Artist Statement

Working predominantly in metals, I create an eclectic range of sculpture and contemporary furniture. My style ranges from figurative to abstract, often curvaceous and tactile, but with a coarseness that is lent from working with bare steel. For many years i have made sculptures for the public realm, but have recently focused on a collection of work suitable for the home, office or garden. My current collection ‘Elements’ focuses on Earth, Air, Water and Fire, and describes the reaction of when those elements meet. Developing the collection I concentrated on the proccess of using repetitive form of material - flat steel bar, to generate concepts and capture the movement of elemental reactions. The forms are designed appropriately for indoor display, but are perfectly suited to larger scale and outside installations for private or public spaces. ...

Original Artworks (10)

Philip Melling; BASILISK XIII, 2015, Original Sculpture Steel, 143 x 75 cm. Artwork description: 241  Sculpture representing a cross section of once liquid earth, that is now frozen. Petrified and static, but its original fluidity evident in it's form.The piece has a heavy and aged discriptive in it's shape and weathered surface, that reflects the concept of a once ...
Philip Melling
Original Steel Sculpture, 2015
143 x 75 cm (56.3 x 29.5 inches)
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Philip Melling; DJINN VI , 2015, Original Sculpture Steel, 18 x 38 cm. Artwork description: 241  A Djinn is a spirit described in the Quran as a' scorching wind' - a meeting of air and fire. This vibrant red sculpture holds within it a polished stainless steel sphere. The sphere represents the soul of the spirit, hovering still within the maelstrom of ...
Philip Melling
Original Steel Sculpture, 2015
18 x 38 cm (7.1 x 15.0 inches)
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Philip Melling; ELEMENTS XII, 2015, Original Sculpture Steel, 62 x 23 cm. Artwork description: 241  This pale pastel blue highlights the connection between the sculpture and the element it represents - water, as it' s form is influenced by the wind. The powder- coat finish is both vibrant and tough, with a high gloss finish. The sculpture can be wall mounted in ...
Philip Melling
Original Steel Sculpture, 2015
62 x 23 cm (24.4 x 9.1 inches)
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Philip Melling; LOOP VXI, 2015, Original Sculpture Steel, 60 x 62 cm. Artwork description: 241   Blue/ grey coloured steel floor, plinth or table sculpture that represents Elemental Energy. The sculpture represents the ripples made in the surface when a stone is dropped within. The unique colouration accentuates the water theme, bringing an exciting and relevant quality to the piece. This metal loop ...
Philip Melling
Original Steel Sculpture, 2015
60 x 62 cm (23.6 x 24.4 inches)
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Philip Melling; Basilisk X, 2013, Original Sculpture Steel, 83 x 28 cm. Artwork description: 241  Steel table or garden sculpture that represents the element of Earth. A Basilisk is a mythological creature that turned living things to stone with it`s petrifying gaze. The sculpture represents a cross section of liquid earth that is now frozen. Petrified and static, but with it& # ...
Philip Melling
Original Steel Sculpture, 2013
83 x 28 cm (32.7 x 11.0 inches)
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Philip Melling; Weldvessel  Spiral Cut, 2012, Original Sculpture Steel, 17 x 55 cm. Artwork description: 241 Large steel vase or vessel. The surface has been rusted, textured and lacquered, giving the piece a sense of movement reminiscent of a mass of fish, or a host of leaves spiralling upwardsThis piece does not hold waterWeldvessels are hand made, with no two being exactly the ...
Philip Melling
Original Steel Sculpture, 2012
17 x 55 cm (6.7 x 21.7 inches)
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Philip Melling; Weldvessel  Rising Cut, 2012, Original Sculpture Steel, 17 x 55 cm. Artwork description: 241  Large steel vase or vessel. The surface has been rusted, textured and lacquered, giving the piece a sense of movement reminiscent of a mass of fish, or a host of leaves rising on the windThis piece does not hold waterWeldvessels are hand made, with no two being ...
Philip Melling
Original Steel Sculpture, 2012
17 x 55 cm (6.7 x 21.7 inches)
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Philip Melling; Wave VI, 2012, Original Sculpture Steel, 80 x 90 cm. Artwork description: 241  The sculpture captures the Elemental nature of the weather beautifully. The steel sculpture was polished then copper plated, the unusual and striking finish of the metal is achieved through chemical patination techniques. The process is one that I love as you cannot completely predict how the finished ...
Philip Melling
Original Steel Sculpture, 2012
80 x 90 cm (31.5 x 35.4 inches)
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Philip Melling; Elements VIII, 2012, Original Sculpture Steel, 70 x 29 cm. Artwork description: 241  Steel Wall sculpture that represents the element of Water, as iti? 1/2s form is influenced by the wind. This version has been powder- coated blue. This gives it a modern, contemporary feel, and a look that is quite different from other Elements sculptures. All my sculptures are ...
Philip Melling
Original Steel Sculpture, 2012
70 x 29 cm (27.6 x 11.4 inches)
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Philip Melling; Pyre, 2011, Original Sculpture Steel, 40 x 94 cm. Artwork description: 241  Steel Table Sculpture - representing the element of Fire ...
Philip Melling
Original Steel Sculpture, 2011
40 x 94 cm (15.7 x 37.0 inches)
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