🔥 This exciting collab is coming to you this September KEUNE X JOSEPH KLIBANSKY
I joined forces with @keunehaircosmetics to design a special limited edition for their 100 Year anniversary!
Get the exclusive Klibansky range at your Keune salon from September 5th. 🛍️
“Leap of Faith” Gold leaf art print , with pearlescent ink on paper , it was a big challenge to make but it turned out beautiful , all signed and numbered in an edition of 150
When I first released my sculpture “Reflections of Youth” people thought it simply was one sculpture photographed on a mirror 🪞
They didn’t see that it’s actually one sculpture as a whole emulating a reflection.
I wanted to make my own narration on the meaning of mirrors or mirroring in art 🖼
“Physical self reflection ... encourages philosophical self-reflection” especially in a time of social media and selfies
I now created 35 smaller versions of solid bronze , all take about 3 months each to create
I have been working on this new sculpture concept for a while now.. the story behind this piece is very personal to me.
As a four year old child we were allowed to take a cuddly toy 🧸 for you first school days to make you feel more comfortable in a new environment.
For me my favorite toy was a hard plastic 1986 Godzilla..
The teachers and other parents couldn’t believe that a young child chose this scary looking beast as their favorite cuddly toy to bring them comfort.
They literally called my parents, asking if this was a joke because the other kids had nightmares from my toy.
My parents told them in honest truth.. “no really, Joseph even sleeps with this thing in his bed!” Nobody could separate me from it
My father kept this Godzilla my entire life! I still have the original, now vintage 1986 piece.. all weathered and used.
Even my nieces played with it for a bit.
I wanted to give new life to this childhood friend.. so I created a Klibansky space suit around him to take him into the 21st century and immortalize him through my art forever 🤍 thank you to my father for keeping him al these year xxx
Feel free to share it 🙏🏽
Wow.. look at how cool this “Reflections of Truth” jewelry piece turned out.
190 Baguettes! in VVS quality and 18 karat gold chain and sculpture.
All pieces first made in wax, then casted in gold and welded together .. over 20 parts just on the mini sculpture.
This is not just jewelry.. they are wearable sculptures 🔥
I often get the question.. “What is that golden coating you use to get it so shiny?”
The answer is.. it’s not a coating or a form of metal plating, we grind , weld and polish the raw bronze until the sculpture has a near perfect shine and reflection.
It’s truly an extremely difficult and lengthy process.. that’s why you rarely see it used to this level of reflection
It’s also very hard to determine when a sculpture is done.. sometimes you think you are nearly there and then something pop’s up and you have to start drilling and welding again.. but once the artwork is done ✔️ it’s really breathtaking