Jason Mernick Torch Painter Original Metal Art :"WEAVE III (Stainless Steel/Copper)"Item #: MILP-10
Artist: Jason Mernick
Title: WEAVE III (Stainless Steel/Copper)
Size: 42" x 15"
Edition: Unique / Multiple Orginal
Medium: Orginal Metal Art
About the Art: Jason Mernick, who cuts, shapes and paints sheet metal with a torch-the first and, quite possibly, only artist in the world ever to do so! Glowing like embers, individual as snowflakes Until now, the only art form suitable for outdoor display was sculpture. But now you can enhance the interior AND exterior of you home with Mernick's dazzling, one-of-a-kind creations. Dazzling contemporary art, born of flames For centuries, heat has been used to extract metal from natural elements. Jason Mernick uses heat to draw natural elements from metal. Brandishing fire the way artists traditionally use paint, Mernick torches cold, rigid sheet metal into warm, fluid forms. Stainless steel, copper and aluminum are transformed into suns and ferns, trees and flowing geometric designs. Mernick's fine contemporary metal wall art dazzles the mind and sparks the imagination. Innovative and unpredictable While each piece he creates is unique by virtue of its being an original, its distinctiveness is further enhanced by its capacity for change. Mernick's one-of-a-kind "pop" originals are interactive, allowing the collector to collaborate in the artistic process, by bending the pop-out designs in countless, changeable ways. "My art is like improvisational jazz in that you can't really predict the next note," he observes. It doesn't get much hotter than this! Equally unpredictable is the element of danger associated with the production of each piece. Mernick's studio is located in a rustic setting. The calming influences of nature found outside are reflected in his gleaming art. Inside however, his workspace is more reminiscent of an active volcano. There he expertly employs a welder's torch of the variety used on offshore oil rigs, bridges and skyscrapers. Working under the most extreme conditions, fire, sparks and noise all play a part in his artistic process, as he cuts and colors the metal using intense heat. The high temperatures cause the metal to undulate, thus creating organic shapes with fluid lines and gleaming patinas, protected by powder coating.
Distinctive, durable works of art to withstand time and the elements. His custom-designed originals range in scale from the small to the monumental, suitable for outdoor installation. Jason Mernick's bold and innovative works not only withstand time and the elements, they embody them. Be among the first to own an original Mernick This amazing California-based artist has sold out at the New York Artexpo SOLO venue for three consecutive years. His art is currently in numerous important galleries and collections in the USA, Canada and abroad. Sizable commissions include The Rochester Technology Park (the former Kodak World Headquarters) in New York State and Harrah's Casino in Chicago.