Rise Art’s original range of metal sculptures exhibit the diverse capabilities, forms and effects metal can achieve in three-dimensional art. Whether you’re after a free-standing figurative piece, or an abstract sculpture combining metal and light, each and every piece in our online collection has been hand-picked by our curatorial experts. Discover the perfect one-of-a-kind metal sculpture to purchase today.…
Metal can be used in sculpture to create a diverse range of durable, detailed and decorative three-dimensional art pieces. Bronze and copper remain two of the most popular and enduring materials used for metal sculpture. Due to its strong and malleable alloys, bronze has long been used to create dynamic sculptures exhibiting movement or action. Bronze, copper and steel sculptures are manufactured through the casting process, in which hot liquid metals are poured into a mould, where they solidify, and form their shape. Wielding is another process commonly used to assemble metal sculptures, especially when working with steel.
Metal has been used in sculpture for thousands of years, dating back to artistic practice across Asia, Europe and Latin America. Offering a varied range of possibilities for creating three-dimensional art, metals such as bronze, steel, copper and lead were both naturally occurring and highly functional. From the valiant bronze equestrian sculptures of the Renaissance, to impressive modern day structures such as Antony Gormley’s Angel of the North, metal is still as effective a means as ever to convey wonder, power and prowess through sculpture.
Mark Beattie’s exciting and original sculptures combine industrial metals such as copper with neon LED’s to create fluid and enchantingly delicate circular sculptures. With Blue Neon Orb, along with the rest of his neon series, Beattie creates a seamless flow from metal to light, in which the light is both the focus and the joining structure of the sculpture.
Gareth Griffiths also works with metal to produce circular abstract sculptures. Griffiths utilises the malleable quality and high tensile strength of steel to create innovative and colourful pieces. Taking inspiration from Californian style architecture in the 50’s and 60’s, Griffiths uses bold primary colours and repetitive shapes to make unique and playful sculptures. Whilst most of Griffiths’ work is free-standing or resting on a plinth, Sunset hangs on the wall, and with its sprawling shape and vibrant colour, makes for an endlessly intriguing piece of art.
Jean-Luc Lacroix distorts the human form in his mechanical welded sculptures. Lacroix’s intriguing metal figures combine realistic human elements with found mechanical objects to create compelling and humorous pieces of art. Through its name and appearance Ricky embodies Lacroix’s comical approach to figurative sculpture. With their entertaining gestures and assertive stances, Lacroix’s sculptures convey the often endearing humour of human expression.