Beloosesky Gallery is interested in purchasing sculpture and objects by Ron Arad.
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"The problem are not ideas, ideas are out there, the real problem is to know which ideas you invest in and which ideas you give time to." - Ron Arad
Among the most respected and influential designers working today, Ron Arad is celebrated for his versatility and his consistently inventive and challenging designs. Originally trained as an architect, he made his name in London in the early 1980s as a designer and maker of sculptural furniture. Since then, he has defied categorization by curators and critics, working in both design and architecture and producing an array of innovative objects. He is noted for his curiosity about technology and his sense of freedom, ignoring the boundaries between traditional disciplines of industrial design, architecture and sculpture.
Ron Arad was born in Tel Aviv, Israel in 1951 to artist parents. After studying at the Jerusalem Academy of art from 1971 to 1973, he moved to London to study at the Architectural Association from 1974 to 1979. In 1981 he set up One Off Ltd, a design studio, workshops and showroom in Covent Garden with Caroline Thorman. Then in 1989 he founded Ron Arad Associates, an architecture and design practice in Chalk Farm, north London, where he has remained ever since.
In his studio, Arad developed all kinds of materials and processes, from ready-mades and welded metal to Lucite, Corian, bronze or stainless steel, to plastics and rapid-prototyping. He made limited edition pieces, and also worked with manufacturers to develop mass produced designs. In 1993 he made the tempered-steel "Bookworm" bookshelf for Kartell, which can loop and coil on the wall in any configuration, and in 1997 the "Tom Vac" aluminum stacking chair for the Swiss furniture manufacturer Vitra. Arad re-invents everyday objects, retaining their original function but at the same time transforming them into witty and provocative abstract sculptural forms.
Since 1997, Ron Arad has been Professor of Design at the Royal College of Art in London, where he created a Department of Design Products, merging the original furniture and industrial design departments for a more interdisciplinary approach. His work has been exhibited at many major museums and galleries throughout the world and is in many public collections including the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and the Vitra Design Museum, Germany. "Ron Arad: No Discipline" was staged at the Centre Pompidou, Paris from November 2008 to March 2009, transferring to the Museum of Modern Art, New York from August to October 2009.
Arad's installation “720 Degrees” opened at the sculpture garden of the Israel Museum in August 2012. It consists of 5,600 silicon rods that form a circle 26 feet above the garden. Visitors view projected images standing inside or outside the structure.
Arad designed the ToHA office complex in Tel Aviv, the first phase of which was completed in early 2019. The second phase which is currently in development will, once completed, be among the tallest skyscrapers in Israel.
In 2017, Arad won the competition to design the UK Holocaust Memorial as Memorial Architects, and part of a team led by Ghanaian British architect David Adjaye with Gustafson, Porter + Bowman landscape architects.
Today there is a notable trend among major players in the art market towards design as a highly collectible genre of contemporary art. Arad's beautiful and idiosyncratic designs are particularly sought after. His works are typically fluid and made of painted aluminum in Arad's characteristically free, curvaceous style. Arad developed a technique from the car and aeronautic industry to create blown aluminum pieces at very high temperatures. The objects are then polished to achieve a brilliant mirror polished finish. Arad's has the ability to innovate with cutting-edge technology while perfecting hands-on craftsmanship.
Biography from the Archives of AskART and Wikipedia