There is nowhere to go to learn his art. No one teaches his technique. Sculptor Bill Mack works in such a rare art form that coming up with a name to describe it has been only slightly less arduous than creating the art itself. "Calling my artwork bas-relief, " Mack says, is incorrect since bas-relief technically refers to low relief sculpture. My art, in fact, has more physical depth than high relief; it incorporates various elements in full-round rising toward the viewer as in my "Illusion" image where her leg leaves the background extending into space.
Technically, sculptures combining various levels of relief and full-round parts are called'Alto Relief' sculptures. A similar technique has been used on classic Roman and Greek buildings. However, until I offered my current collection of sculptures, this art form had not appeared to any extent in galleries.C ombining low and high relief, incised lines, and elements in the full-round in sculpture works that are light enough to be hung on a wall, Mack directly involves the viewer in a 3-dimensional experience, both textural and tactile, that is often startling real. "Mack's art elicits an immediate emotional response, " notes one critic. A moment in time is stopped, a familiar face revealed, the grace of a body in motion captured. The viewer becomes more than an observer; he becomes a participant in the drama unfolding before his eyes. For over twenty years, Mack paid his dues, working mostly as a commissioned artist -- from miniature medallic works such as the Bicentennial medals for the State of. To reliefs and full-round sculptures for corporations such as General Motors, Pillsbury, and 3M. Then, in the early 1980's, Mack made a venturous artistic move andentered the competitive gallery world with his Alto Relief' sculptures. Today, in the popular contemporary arts, he has developed a major following.
He made a spectacular debut in. And, in a remarkably short time for a contemporary artist, Mack has achieved worldwide acceptance.He has had exhibitions in galleries from. His work is in the collections of President Clinton and former Presidents Ford and Reagan - Actors and renowned art aficionados, Sylvester Stallone, Elizabeth Taylor, and Tony Curtis - International business leaders Mrs. Yaeko Shiotsuki, Hermann Schnabel, and Irwin Jacobs - and celebrities as diverse as Kenny Rogers, comic Howie Mandel, and record producer Jimmy "Jam" Harris. His piece entitled "Lady" is part of the permanent collection of the Statue of Liberty National Monument on. His sculpture of basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar hangs in the entry of the NBA Hall of Fame, and he has also created sculptures that are under consideration for installation in the International Tennis Hall of Fame (Arthur Ashe), the American and Canadian Hockey Halls of Fame (Hobey Baker), his sculpture of Lyle Alzado is in the collection of the NFL Hall of Fame, and a sculpture of Peggy Fleming is on permanent display at the United States Figure Skating Hall of Fame.
He first reaction to this work is usually, How does he do it? The answer to that question lies in part in his personal history. In a family that had never had anyone directly involved in art.At 17 years old, while employed as a draftsman for a company making bronze dedication tablets, a crucial moment occurred which would change his life forever. Portraits are the most difficult image to create in relief.
When a poor quality relief portrait for a memorial tablet created by another artist was submitted to the company for approval, Mack thought he could do a better job. He gave it a try and it was instantly accepted. The item "BILL MACKS RAPSHODY-NUDE RELIEF SCULPTURE BONDED SAND #2/95" is in sale since Tuesday, August 27, 2019. This item is in the category "Art\Art Sculptures". The seller is "a4ableitems1" and is located in High Point, North Carolina.
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