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Hand Sculpted "Useful/Useless" Sculptures, Nicholas Hamilton Holmes

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Hand sculpted "Useful/Useless" sculptures, Nicholas Hamilton Holmes Dimensions: 14” H x 7” W Materials: Spalted maple Useful/ useless is an exploration of material and form. By sampling contemporary furniture tropes, Hamilton Holmes has pushed recognizable forms into sculptural objects that may be useful, but may also be useless. The original 5 part series as well as the 6th 'META' sculpture have all been sold to collectors from Paris, Texas, New York City and Toronto. This is now a closed series of 5/5. Each piece will be numbered and marked. Each piece is unique as the spalted maple material is variable from piece to piece. Sculptures are identified from left to right in the grouped image: Brother, Father, Mother, Uncle, Sister Nicholas Hamilton Holmesis a sculptor and furniture maker living and working in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. All work is produced in studio. The main themes of Holmes’ work are traditional methods, and contemporary style. The combination of time tested techniques like hand cut joinery or proportional design guarantee that all the work meets a standard of quality higher than most other producers. This studio prides itself on attention to detail, from the initial sketch to the finished piece--everything is artisan made and crafted. Sculpture has quickly become a focus of the studio, both in terms of art works, as well as furniture design. Bent, shaped and moulded wood make Holmes’ work both unique and valuable to collectors. Holmes believes in designing and building work that will last the test of time. The aesthetic that he applies references the foundation of the past, and pushes the contemporary vanguard of the future.

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Galerie Philia

Galerie Philia is an international contemporary sculptural design and art gallery representing emerging and established designers and artists. The gallery is the brainchild of two brothers who share a lifetime passion for art, literature and philosophy. Their distinct academic background sets them apart from their peers, as it sees them following a rhizomatic and transcultural approach in the way they select works. This involves combining elements from multiple cultures in what becomes a network of harmoniously interconnected roots, ultimately revealing the beauty of each unique creation. The gallery’s non-hierarchical curation sits apart from the ephemerality of trends and focuses instead on the true aesthetic quality of the piece – alluring and timeless. Unlike others, Galerie Philia does not focus on a single style – whether minimalist, organic or raw – but rather embraces heterogeneity. The Galerie Philia takes pride in discovering new talents, providing them with multiple international platforms to showcase their latest creations. As well as propelling the newest generation of 21st century collectible design, Galerie Philia also works with internationally known design artists. Galerie Philia has a strong international presence, with galleries in Geneva, New York and Singapore. In addition to their permanent spaces, the gallery organizes temporary group exhibitions and artists residencies in first-class locations around the world.
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