Skip to main content
Want more images or videos?
Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 7

Hiro Ando
Urbancat Elegance: Candy Metropolis Muse

2008

About the Item

2008, edition of 20 resin fiberglass painted & varnished 39 2/5 × 23 3/5 × 15 7/10 in - 100 × 60 × 40 cm The artwork is signed by the Artist , carved with edition number and date under the artwork The artwork come accompanied with a formal Certificate of Authenticity issued by the studio of the Artist and signed by the Artist serie "Neko Sculptural Symphony : Claws of Legends" In a studio filled with the scent of resin and the hum of creativity, Hiro Ando meticulously crafted a series that transcended the ordinary— "Neko Sculptural Symphony: Claws of Legends." Each sculpture, born from the artist's hands, held a unique narrative woven into its resin form. "Samuraicat," the first in the series, emerged from the liquid embrace of resin as if the material itself yielded to the ancient spirit it encapsulated. The details of katanas, delicately suspended on the back , showcased Ando's mastery over the medium, transforming resin into a vessel for the timeless elegance of the samurai. "Urbancat" materialized next, its sleek silhouette capturing the essence of a city skyline. The resin, manipulated with finesse, reflected the play of light . Urbancat's dress seemed to ripple with the energy of the urban sprawl, a testament to Ando's ability to infuse life into inert materials. "Sumocat" followed, its rounded form seemingly frozen in a dynamic sumo stance. The resin, molded to perfection, conveyed both the weightiness of tradition and the fluidity of movement. Even in its static state, Sumocat radiated the energy of a playful match in a sumo ring. "Robotcat" emerged as a mechanical marvel, an intricate dance of resin and technology. Ando skillfully manipulated the resin to mimic the precision of gears and the reflective quality of varnish The eyes, embedded within the resin structure, gave life to Robotcat—a fusion of the organic and the artificial. Lastly, "Warriorcat" took shape, embodying the culmination of Ando's resin craftsmanship. The shields etched into the resin surface told a story of resilience and strength. Warriorcat stood as a testament to the transformative nature of resin, metamorphosing into a sculpted guardian that embodied the spirit of the entire series. Visitors are greeted by a symphony of resin, each sculpture resonating with a different note in the composition. "Claws of Legends" wasn't just a series of cat sculptures; it was a testament to Hiro Ando's mastery over resin, transforming it into a medium that breathed life into the mythical feline warriors, forever immortalized in the ethereal embrace of the sculptural symphony.
  • Creator:
    Hiro Ando (1973, Japanese)
  • Creation Year:
    2008
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 39.38 in (100 cm)Width: 23.63 in (60 cm)Depth: 15.75 in (40 cm)
  • Medium:
  • Movement & Style:
  • Period:
  • Condition:
  • Gallery Location:
    PARIS, FR
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU40233618812
More From This SellerView All
  • Ebony Sumonmyoji's Resonance : A Harmonious Ode to Onmyōdō's Dance of Dualities
    By Hiro Ando
    Located in PARIS, FR
    2017, Edition of 8 Resin painted and varnished 51 1/5 × 47 1/5 × 31 1/2 in - 130 × 120 × 80 cm The artwork is signed by the Artist , carved with edition number and date under the fee...
    Category

    2010s Contemporary Sculptures

    Materials

    Steel

  • Ivory Sumonmyoji's Resonance : A Harmonious Ode to Onmyōdō's Dance of Dualities
    By Hiro Ando
    Located in PARIS, FR
    2017, Edition of 8 Resin painted and varnished 51 1/5 × 47 1/5 × 31 1/2 in - 130 × 120 × 80 cm The artwork is signed by the Artist , carved with edition number and date under the fee...
    Category

    2010s Contemporary Sculptures

    Materials

    Steel

  • Pandasan's Azure Brilliance : Petite Radiance of Elegance
    By Hiro Ando
    Located in PARIS, FR
    2011, 8 Editions mix media resin and diamondssstrass 21 7/10 × 17 7/10 × 17 7/10 in - 50 × 45 × 45 cm The artwork is signed by the Artist , carved with edition number and date under ...
    Category

    2010s Contemporary Sculptures

    Materials

    Resin

  • The Enigmatic Journey of Ninjacat : White Stealthy Whiskers
    By Hiro Ando
    Located in PARIS, FR
    2022, edition of 8 resin fiberglass painted & varnished 23 3/5 × 31 1/2 × 19 7/10 in - 60 × 80 × 50 cm The artwork is signed by the Artist , carved with edition number and date under the artwork The artwork come accompanied with a formal Certificate of Authenticity issued by the studio of the Artist and signed by the Artist serie "Martial Felines Trilogy" In the heart of Tokyo, where modernity meets tradition in a harmonious dance, the enigmatic artist Hiro Ando unveiled a trilogy of sculptures that captivated the art world's imagination—the "Martial Felines Trilogy." This series, comprised of the mesmerizing sculptures "Ninjacat," "Shoguncat," and "Kungfucat," wove a tale of feline prowess and martial arts mastery. In the crowded streets of Akihabara, where the hum of neon lights mingles with the echoes of ancient samurai legends, Hiro Ando found inspiration. His journey began with a fascination for the duality inherent in Japanese culture—the delicate artistry of the past colliding with the high-energy pulse of contemporary urban life. And so, the "Martial Felines Trilogy" was born. The first sculpture, "Ninjacat," emerged from the shadows, a sleek and silent sentinel of the night. With its sharp angles and stealthy posture, Ninjacat embodied the essence of a ninja warrior. Intricately carved from ebony-hued materials, the sculpture's eyes gleamed with an otherworldly intensity, reflecting the cunning and agility of its namesake. As the moon cast its glow over the city, "Shoguncat" stepped into the spotlight. Clad in ornate armor that mirrored the grandeur of ancient warriors, Shoguncat stood tall and proud. The fine details in the sculpture, from the meticulously crafted armor plates...
    Category

    2010s Contemporary Sculptures

    Materials

    Resin

  • Pandason's Yellow : A Lilliputian Ballet of Chromatic Marvels
    By Hiro Ando
    Located in PARIS, FR
    2017, Edition of 8 Resin FiberGlass Painted & Varnished 51 1/5 × 37 2/5 × 37 2/5 in - 130 × 95 × 95 cm The artwork is signed by the Artist , carved with edition number and date under...
    Category

    2010s Contemporary Sculptures

    Materials

    Steel

  • A Pandasan's Lustrous Charm : Argentum Radiance
    By Hiro Ando
    Located in PARIS, FR
    2011 - 8 Editions mix media resin and diamondsstrass 39 1/3 × 35 4/10 × 35 4/10 in - 100 × 90 × 90 cm The artwork is signed by the Artist , carved with edition number and date under ...
    Category

    2010s Contemporary Sculptures

    Materials

    Precious Stone, Resin

You May Also Like
  • EveryThing (Flag) 2015
    By Doug Aitken
    Located in Beverly Hills, CA
    Doug Aitken EveryThing, 2015 Mirror, Fibreglass & resin 92.5 x 119.5 x 12.5 inches Edition of 4 plus 2 AP's Provenance: NB: Available on sale
    Category

    2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

    Materials

    Mirror, Resin, Fiberglass

  • Relicts for Holy Monday
    By Krištof Kintera
    Located in München, BY
    Krištof Kintera Relicts for Holy Monday, 2022 signed & dated Silver plate coated epoxy Circa 39 x 7 cm Circa 15 3/8 x 2 3/4 in This is a unique piece
    Category

    2010s Contemporary Still-life Sculptures

    Materials

    Epoxy Resin

  • Relicts for Holy Monday,
    By Krištof Kintera
    Located in München, BY
    Krištof Kintera Relicts for Holy Monday, 2022 signed & dated Silver plate coated epoxy Circa 41 x 8 cm Circa 16 1/8 x 3 1/8 in This is a unique piece
    Category

    2010s Contemporary Abstract Sculptures

    Materials

    Epoxy Resin

  • Wall Plate with Snails "Traversing Painted Flowers" by Bethany Krull
    By Bethany Krull
    Located in Buffalo, NY
    This piece was created with a real found snail shell and durable epoxy clay by New York artist, Bethany Krull to traverse the surface of the floral plate. The glistening wet snail f...
    Category

    2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

    Materials

    Clay, Porcelain, Epoxy Resin

  • Snails On a Weathered Board “Traversing Weathered Wood” by Bethany Krull
    By Bethany Krull
    Located in Buffalo, NY
    This wall piece was created by New York artist, Bethany Krull using found drift would and found snail shells. The glistening snail forms are hand sculpted directly onto the wood usi...
    Category

    2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

    Materials

    Clay, Epoxy Resin, Driftwood, Paint, Mixed Media

  • Ultra Lumen OG
    By Hebru Brantley
    Located in Toronto, CA
    Bolder then you expect, this unique sculpture created by Hebru Brantley is exclusive OG/AP addition and is a stunningly fun pop art resin Sculpture with an LED light that comes with detachable cord allowing the piece to be displayed with or without the cord attached. Surprisingly larger then it seems in photos this sculpture is 40.6 x 33 x 39.4cm making it a stand out piece in anyone's collection. This is an AP (Artist Proof) of an addition of only 10 created so it is not only limited, it's rare. The Ultra Lumen...
    Category

    2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

    Materials

    Vinyl, Resin

Recently Viewed

View All