Diamath Sculpture

Nikos Mantziaris


Sculpture, Metal on Wood

Size: 104.3 W x 45.7 H x 17.7 D in

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Explanation: This piece shows 5 cut hands (from people forced to work at the diamond mines in Africa) which when added, equal the number five in Latin. It is supposed to show the mathematics of diamonds and how 5 equals to 5 in the real life of these people. The number five in Latin is half created from the hand of the diamond dealers and half from the hand of diamond buyers in the meaning that they both share responsibility for this crime. Few words: This piece was inspired by the movie Blood Diamond, Made to exhibit the slaughter taking place in Africa for these little stones meant to decorate wealthy fingers. So what’s the price you pay when you buy a diamond ring? What’s the price they pay when you buy a diamond ring? Do the math, the diamath, the real math of human nature. Technical specifications: Title: Diamath Dimensions: 265cm x 116cm x 19cm and dimensions of metal base: 159cm x 170,5cm x 50 cm Weight: 155kg plus 31kg the metal supporting base. 186kg in total. Year of creation: 2017 Main materials that constitute this piece: pine wood, iron, silicone, soil, gravel, fabric, acrylic paint and crystal glass. The title labels on the artwork and the corresponding certification box are lead casted and embedded in liquid glass. The frame is made from Swiss pine and crystal glass protection. The handle of certification box is made from dental alloy casting and a real human wisdom tooth (extracted for orthodontic reasons and autoclave sterilized after) All other teeth structures on certification box are made from artificial teeth on dental alloy castings Custom handmade leather and cork cases for authentication documents The signature label on the artwork is a lead inlay in wood and the one on the certification box is a dental amalgam inlay in wood Certification documents are printed out in Hahnemühle fine art paper 100% cotton 310gsm and wax sealed. Dimensions and weight of certification box: 48cm x 51cm x 9cm and 7,5kg

Details & Dimensions

Multi-paneled Sculpture:Metal on Wood

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:104.3 W x 45.7 H x 17.7 D in

Number of Pieces:2

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ARTIST STATEMENT: When I begin a new work of art, I am at peace. My ideas are not so much premeditated but rather led within each moment. I will think on a subject that is important to me for some time but it is within the moment of creation that the idea truly unfolds into something bigger. As a commentary on critical social issues, my work is intended to invoke conversation and a deeper exploration of their very existence and their ongoing effects on the world around us. These topics may include mental health, warfare, food & health, immigration, drug addiction or environmental destruction. I may also reflect on topics such as love, music and the struggles of life and transitions. My work examines the intricate details of each issue and the cyclical, hypocritical nature of our society at large. Each piece is very specific and has an expanded meaning and a deeper message. Every detail you see adds to that overall message. My belief is that you can like something that looks beautiful but you can only love something that means something deeper to you and emotionally touches you. It is at this moment when the artist and the viewer can walk through the same thought patterns. When I am deciding on a piece and the materials to use, it is serendipitous and is connected only to the moment of creation. I believe that each technique and each material has a right place and a right time and each one becomes the bridge that allows me to express my thoughts in a unique and creative way.

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