"Contemporary copper art by metal artist Adam Colangelo"
I may be a self-taught artist, but I believe my years of hands-on experimentation with copper have given me an education, and a well-educated mind always has more questions than answers. My curiousity is what led me to discover the evocative nature of copper. With colours as varied as a painters palette and lines as crisp as a pen or pencil, I use copper to create colours so vibrant and pure that they inspire wonder and awe in the viewer. My practice is deeply rooted in my belief of art as therapy. Whether it’s a distant memory or a place of importance, my compositions are ambiguous enough that they let the viewer take the wheel, while providing a respite for the soul.
My work draws on the properties of copper to create colour, texture, and shape. I use chemical and thermal techniques to transform the material from its natural state to an array of unexpected finishes.