Home sculptures by Tom Corbin from brass and marble
At first glance, the interior sculptures of American designer Tom Corbin look ordinary. However, taking a closer look, you begin to wonder more and more, realizing how sincere the author is in introducing his concepts of life.
Despite the fact that before the start of the sculptor's career, T. Korbin managed to work in an advertising agency, he retained the immediacy and simplicity of attitude that singles out the essence of life in the modern world. And even when the author turns to the Renaissance, he realizes what happens today.
Most of his sculptures Tom Corbin created from bronze in various shades. The original concepts of the male and female principles in various manifestations, figures of animals and fantastic creatures, elegant miniatures made of bronze and marble impress with their elaborate conciseness and lack of claims to the world where the sculptor has gained well-deserved recognition.
A significant place in the work of T. Korbin is taken by the knowledge of the mysterious female essence in its movement towards the world and to peaceful solitude. In some sculptures, women run, jump, fly up and even fly, while in others they sit thoughtfully on a park swing, stand on a stone or construction trestles, with elusively changed proportions of the body, which has merged into changes in the surrounding nature and lifestyle.
Sculptures of hand-out women and men without heads are a kind of tribute to antiquity, inextricably linked with the realities of today's life. In a constant movement a person does not think about the absence of the need to run away from own soul. The heads of women, rabbit-men and legs of the Romans in tied sandals represent the author’s vision of the contradictions between excessive rationality, thoughtless impulse and fear of loss.
If you don’t really want to do philosophical research, the life humor of Tom Corbin very quickly helps you to survive daily minor disappointments, find good spirits and the confidence that all troubles become understandable sooner or later. For example, the sculpture of a woman with a mousetrap very succinctly describes a curious situation when a prey of a man tries to catch a prey of a cat.
The animal world in Tom Corbin’s concept very naturally intersects with the world of people. If a person can have a bird’s head, why not for a bear to be a hippo? From this point of view, dresses left by women on mannequins for extreme rafting or boating look no less natural than a man with reduced body proportions, who feels left behind on construction trestle.
Male reflection is perhaps the most successful way to describe T. Korbin’s creative approach to interior sculptures. His approach is pragmatic to the simplest, in the most remarkable sense of the word. To know themselves and the essence of women, men do not have to go to a museum or roam the park. It is enough to acquire a conceptual sculpture and think about it in a free-time.
The proportions of the body, elongated or reduced, in the sculptures of T. Korbin represent an attempt by the author to realize human kinesthetics in the world of information technology. How does a person feel? Is it the same as in the Renaissance, when a man and woman felt freer, or, conversely, closed in too open a space? Probably a woman who has been freed from masculinity in a dress that looks like a tie or is standing on a white cube with a piece of cake in her hands can answer these questions if she wants to.
The topic of plants and wildlife, by T. Korbin, is no less important than human relations. Here, the ordinary flows into the symbolic and vice versa, forming sculptural and graphic compositions on urban and suburban themes. A cat with a bird on its back, a woman relaxing on the beach, an open book or a mirror of a person are combined with elements of monumentality and animalism, against which a female frame looks no less logical than flowers from a bouquet that is half blooming - or half wilted? The visual associations in the sculptures of Tom Corbin are changing as fast as the changing of our everyday existence.
The revived bronze performed by T. Korbin can decorate your house and fill it with new ideas if you make a harmonious composition from his sculptures. It can be several figurines in one room or in different rooms, continuing one another or contrasting one with another by author’s intention and your own perception.
Many of the sculptures of T. Korbin have the effect of incompleteness, understatement, which leaves room for thought and inspiration. The interior with sculptures becomes filled with humanity. There is always a place for the creation of new things and joy when looking at the world around us, encouraging creativity.