Indoor or Out--Pure Elegance
I present to you a brand new sculpture from my series 'The Kiss, Homage to
Rodin". It is completely first class, modern & contemporary all the way. Made
of a single strand of Stainless steel it is shaped to reflect 2 beings
intertwined in a romantic fashion. Note how the 2 shapes work together as
masculine and feminum, locked together in embrace. It is a very sexy piece.At
24 inches tall it is very substantial. The sculpture is made of polished and
intricately patterned custom etched stainless steel which I have formed and
shaped by hand using time tested metal fabrication techniques and machinery.
The curves are smooth and sleek. I have formed this piece in a manner which
allows the viewer to see both sides and patterns simultaneously by the nature
of the twists and curves of the piece. It will never change in color or
texture, what it will do is reflect and refract light changing as the viewer
shifts positions. I have tried to show the beauty of this piece using pics
taken from various angles. No part of this piece will ever rust or deteriorate
in outdoor conditions. Construction is 100% welded. It is signed and dated by
the artist, Andre Tourrette
100% GREEN SCULPTURE MADE WITH LEFTOVER MATERIAL
I use only the remaining 'cutoffs' from full sheets saved for me from area
See a recent video interview of Andre' here:
Andre Tourrette turned on a welding machine at the age of fifteen and never
turned it off. Now, thirty years later, having made a living repairing
everything from half full dumpsters to nuclear reactors on submarines while
serving in the U.S.Navy, his desire to work with metal burns hotter than ever.
The scope of the metal sculptures he creates ranges from one end of the
spectrum to the other, which is synonymous with his imagination and personality.
The Brooklyn native works with a thought process which is the opposite of most
sculptors. The end result is a product of whatever was on hand during the
creation of the piece. Andre’s studio is the metal shop he makes his living at,
where sculptures are created from leftover materials from 'real life' jobs. The
material must be seen for what it is in order for the beauty to be drawn out
from it. Everything you see is made from recyclable materials salvaged from the
scrap bin. At times this is very obvious, most times it is not.
The majority of Andre's work is abstract. He does his best when there are no
rules. When putting together sculptures or useful pieces of art such as
furniture, the envelope is pushed to its limit concerning balance and gravity.
Most of his works appear that they defying these principals.
Proud to have work collected across the earth, a few recent accomplishments
include work being viewed in the Contemporary Art Museum in St Louis, galleries
in Chicago, Brooklyn and Philadelphia, as well as a commission for The Hard
Rock Cafe in Las Vegas.