Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
About Paul Stein
Paul Stein was born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1956 , and lives and works out of his studio in Cape Town. He works in the medium of metal and mixed media sculpture, and his works are in collections both in South Africa and abroad. Artist's Statement I am a sculptor who works primarily within the direct metal approach to making work, as opposed to the cast metal method. My raw materials are sheets of steel which I shape towards the desired end. I am drawn towards simplicity in form and the idea of stating an idea with minimum fuss. I find inspiration in many things. Contemporary Jewellery, the Architecture of our time, the natural world, automobile design, and contemporary design. I am also interested in the idea of fragmentation, of form, movement and implied movement in sculpture. How do you alter the static nature of sculpture, and make it come alive?
BA University of the Witwatersrand.
Feb 2017; Group Show Rossouw Modern
Works currently on show at Rossouw Modern in Hermanus
December 2014 Barcelona Espacio 120 Art Fair
March 2015 Galeria Catalonia, Barcelona. Group Exhibition.
Works in private collections in South Africa and abroad.