Upper Playground in association with Fifty24SF Gallery will release this Wednesday a special collection of Metal Cold Casting Mini Sculptures by artist MARS-1. The limited edition sculptures are based on works shown at MARS-1′s 2014 solo show “Toward A Distant Dawn” and is signed & numbered by the artist.
These are only available as a set with two color options (Black Series or Bronze Series), complete with four Metal Cold Casting Mini Sculptures, each with a certificate of authenticity. A limited number of these sculpture sets will be available at upperplayground.com starting NOON (12PM PST) this Wednesday, June 24th, 2015.
Metal Cold Casting Mini Sculptures
- Metal cold casting technique
- Limited edition of 24 sets
- Each piece comes with certificate of authenticity
- Signed & numbered by the artist
- Measurement: 3-inches diameter
About The Artist:
Mario Martinez (aka MARS-1) paints from a penetrating perspective of great depth. Viewers are drawn into his imaginative compositions, overflowing with colorful geometric and organic shapes, layered to form unique patterns and textures.
The artist signature style of vast, abstracted, quasi-extraterrestrial looking landscapes feature imagery of surreal distortions, contained within spherically convex transparent bubbles. Skillfully combining optical color blending with perspective line work, his painting techniques result in very three-dimensional forms, which echo the anatomy of architecture, and microcosmic structures of biology.
These 3-D qualities transcend into his sculptural work, as well. Mars-1’s distinctly individual aesthetic is not easily compared to the vision of his contemporaries or artists from past movements. His constantly evolving process continues to expand with each new series of work, seemingly beyond the reaches of even his own awareness.
Themes explored range from very scientific to more esoteric phenomena. From theoretical physics, metamorphosis and collective consciousness, to ufology and examining possibilities of otherworldly principles, the relative link between physical and life sciences are applied throughout. Transitional energies, natural multiplicity, helixes and spontaneous biological occurrences all come together, forming imagery with hypotheses beyond the scope of modern technology.