About The Process
The process used to create
the Bodies Of Light paintings on aluminum is exclusive to Fred
Szabries. Years in development, this style of painting is an innovative
combination of traditional methods and cutting-edge industrial techniques.
The actual process, for obvious reasons, is not disclosed in detail, but
involves the hand application of nearly pure amorphous carbon, graphite
and special acrylic polymers to specially treated sheets of high grade aluminum,
bronze and steel alloys.
Creation of an original piece
of art begins with an extensive figure study of the subject. The artist
first works with live models, original photographs and original drawings
to layout the subject of the piece. The rendering begins with application
of the carbon, graphite and acrylic polymers to the metal surface. A variety
of techniques are used in the rendering process and include traditional
brush and sketch techniques along with industrial rendering actions, some
of which are executed with tools the artist has designed specially for this
process. Some pieces integrate an exclusive texture finish that the artist
has also developed. Finally, the surface is painstakingly polished to a
smooth glass-like surface. The entire process can take weeks from start
to finish. The result is a painting on aluminum of exceptional beauty and
craftsmanship that is also incredibly durable.
Often mistaken for photographic
transfer, this technique does not involve any type of mechanical or reproductive
process. It is completely executed by the artists hand with tools
and techniques exclusive to Fred Szabries.
The process used to create limited
edition serigraphs on aluminum is much the same as the creation of an original.
In fact, these serigraphs are not duplications of an original, which is
impossible, but are designed from the beginning to be an edition. The metal
surface is still prepared by hand and the image is then serigraphed onto
the surface by a master screen printer under close supervision by the artist.
Each piece is then signed and numbered by the artist, including the artist's
proofs. Editions are small and each piece receives the same level of care
and attention to detail found in the originals.
Adding a Szabries original to
your collection assures you that you own a piece of art that is unlike any
other in the world.