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Christopher Stone - Artist From Spain

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Christopher Stone spanish artist

Christopher Stone spanish artist

Christopher Stone spanish artist

Media - Sculpture, Painting
Email - stoneibiza@hotmail.com
Website - www.sculptormine.com

Born 17th September 1955 London, England, Christopher attended Holloway County Secondary Modern School (now Holloway Specialist Sports College) after which he obtained a City and Guilds Certificate in Cabinet Making.

Christopher went on to undertake two years work experience with artist designer Ralph Hampton in Shaftesbury Dorset.

To further his studies Christopher, worked at the prestigious London Art Gallery “De Siedner” in Whitmore Street, London W1.

Feeling the pull of social awareness, he went on to teach young criminal offenders basic carpentry skills at Hackney Borough Council, London.E1

Christopher has made prolonged visits to Aswan, Luxor, and Cairo to study Egyptology, and to the Czech Republic to study eastern European Art.

Stone collaborated as artist designer at the Worlds Trade Fair (Expo ‘92) in Seville, Spain, working in both Spanish and British Pavilions.

Upon his arrival on Ibiza, Christopher met and collaborated with the Welsh sculptor Barry Flanagan who mentored Christopher’s sculptural talents until Flanagan’s death in August , 2009.

Artists Statement.                       

"To be born, a sculpture needs love and dedication right to the end..... direct or free carving is for me the closest one can get to original concept.... cutting directly into the stone  has no alternatives..... I try to create a feeling, a wish, or a dream - not a sequence of similar items, not a style, but a complete random exercise in creativity.... my style is that I don't have a style. 

Look at the piece, love it or hate it, but don’t try to understand it... I create because I must create. 

My task as a carver is to make the things I see in my mind.....there is no difference between my original idea and the 3D work in stone.  I do not carve what I see, I carve what I have in my heart, the beauties of appearance must not smother the beauties of thought...all my pieces are unique, more because I cannot do the same thing twice with the same energy of the original." 

~Christopher Stone. 

 




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