Metalmix (24"extended) by Stephen Farley

Metalmix (24"extended) by Stephen Farley
Metalmix (24"extended) by Stephen Farley

This sculpture by Stephen Farley is the ultimate anti-album. Impossible to play, removed of all function, Farley has created a 24” LP and sleeve, made using a formula of acrylic, resin, aluminium and copper.

This sculpture by Stephen Farley is the ultimate anti-album. Impossible to play, removed of all function, Farley has created a 24” LP and sleeve, made using acrylic, resin, aluminium and copper. Born out of a compulsion to soundtrack himself towards artistic motivation, Farley has released this anti-album under the name ‘DJ Dogtags’ titled ‘Metalmix’, a humorous nod to its metallic structure. Working on an aluminium sleeve, Farley has encapsulated the metal with layers upon layers of his signature ‘spurt’ motif with clear resin. These spurts are a metaphor for liquid impact, and are a recurring motif throughout Farley's oeuvre. Light refractions create shimmering hues of blue and green, creating a wet-look and a satisfying tactility which makes it impossible not to touch. The 24" vinyl is made from tediously engraved acrylic - if only there was a record player big enough to play it? “Music is probably the biggest influence on what comes out of me visually, because it’s probably my first interaction with an art form” Farley is renowned for the pop-culture and musical references within his work - this piece is no exception. During Farley's youth, the 12" remix was a groundbreaking development for music, and opened many doors for him as an artist. Now a faded format, 'Metalmix' is a commemoration of the 12" remix, as well as his sheer love for music. Whether stand-alone sculptures or statement wall pieces, Farley’s works are exciting and tactile, adopting the shapes of a multitude of synthetic and organic forms. Through his attention to detail, his intuitive approach and a wide range of materials, Farley has developed his own unique visual language, which is imbued with a multitude of narratives. Informed by years of experimentation and development, Farley’s works would be a valuable asset for any contemporary art collection.

Working and living in Birmingham, Stephen Farley is a 3D artist who works with a range of materials, most notably resin. Farley's works are multifaceted and tactile - they're almost impossible not to touch. This physical aspect of his work has led him to collaborate with charities that support visually impaired people, offering new ways of absorbing art through touch. Farley is a versatile, fluid and intuitive artist - whether a wall piece or a free-standing sculpture, any part of his oeuvre would be a valuable asset to any contemporary art collection, gallery space, or home.

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Metalmix (24"extended) by Stephen Farley
Metalmix (24"extended) by Stephen Farley
Metalmix (24"extended) by Stephen Farley
Metalmix (24"extended) by Stephen Farley