Stefan Blom | 'Aust'

Completed Work
Stefan Blom, 2015

Stefan Blom | ‘aust’

An aust, meticulously polished and reduced to Modernist, Modigliani-style oval features fused with a geometric hind structure, appears subdued in muted colours. While emphasising both the outward and inward surfaces, it becomes the study of a mask, the only identifiable object amid concealment and reluctant disclosure. The asymmetrical mouth in a distortive and static grin, is that of a iconographical fixed character insinuating unease, while reducing it to silence.

A type of hieroglyphic emulated script transcribes the visual portraiture into the literal forms of logographic and alphabetic elements, thus completing it.

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Stefan Blom | ‘aust’ 30 x 19 x 23cm. Fiberglass with polyester resin as the plastic matrix, mild steel
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Stefan Blom | ‘aust’ 30 x 19 x 23cm. Fiberglass with polyester resin as the plastic matrix, mild steel
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Stefan Blom | ‘aust’ 30 x 19 x 23cm. Fiberglass with polyester resin as the plastic matrix, mild steel
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Stefan Blom | ‘aust’ 30 x 19 x 23cm. Fiberglass with polyester resin as the plastic matrix, mild steel