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Heavy Metal
Heavy Metal
Barcelona based American sculptor Frank Plant creates art by forging line drawings out of welded steel.

Love the scale of his super cool 3-dimensional wall art. Frank shares his passion for life and work with Krftd.

K: Tell us about yourself.
F: I'm an american artist that came to europe about 16 years ago, i have always been interested in the challenges and growth involved in living in different cultures. I've been based in Barcelona for the last ten years and previous to that 6 in Amsterdam.

K: Who has inspired you creatively?
F: Earlier influences I would have to mention, Ed Keinholz (his work with Nancy Reddin Keinholz as well), Jean Tinguley (his work with Niki de Saint-Phalle as well), Lars Kleen. Now I would have to say that most of my influence artistically comes for looking for inspiration in everyday experiences and social interaction. I respect the work of Erwin Wurm, Fred Erdekens, Tara Donavan, Erwin Redl and Jon Plypchuk to name a few. I look for creativity in use of material, as well as socially provocative subject matter. Although sometimes i can just get carried away by the simplicity of the composition of an object.

K: What significance does your work have?
F: My work has two different points of departure, one involves simple observation and registration of things I find attractive. These would include all the big objects such as the Kalashnikov, Corkscrew as well as the fingerprints and other works including The Accident and Stay on Message. etc.... The other works are more directly socially or politically observant sometimes arriving to the provocative. I work in steel primarily drawing silohuettes and love to introduce other materials that create a bit of contrast.

Read more of the interview here
http://www.krftd.com/special_report/heavy-metal/
Frank Plant

Frank Plant

Frank Plant

Frank Plant

Joel Armstrong commented on July 17, 2009 8:53am
Our work is vaguely similar, except I actually draw with wire. I'm really impressed with the detail you can get, plus overall design. My variety of line weight comes from hammering the wire..