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Artist Influences and Research Summer Assessment 2017

Anita Mandl

Anita Mandl was trained as a zoologist, and soon become a member of the teaching staff of the Medical School at the University of Birmingham, while attending evening classes in sculpture at the Birmingham College of Art. The sculptures that she creates are mostly simplified animal forms, along with highly polished surfaces. Each sculpture is made with dedication, with no sharp edges or hard creases in the stone or marbles. This allows for the smooth surface and simple forms of each animal created. She first started making carvings in hardwood, but soon began to explore the mediums of alabaster, soapstone and marbles. All of the bronze sculptures are cast from original carvings, and since 1987, have been cast and patinated by Pangolin Editions.


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[…] Anita Mandl creates smooth, simplified sculptures of animal forms, including that of a polar bear, penguins and elephants. Each sculpture has no faults or sharp edges to it, and adds to the smooth surface that they indivudually have. I enjoy seeing how each sculpture is detailed enough to identify the animal, however simple enough that it isn’t an overload of information. I wish to play around with having a smooth surface for each of the small figures I intend to create, and whether this still allows them to be anoymous, and yet still have individual character. […]

[…] Anita Mandl creates smooth, simplified sculptures of animal forms, including that of a polar bear, penguins and elephants. Each sculpture has no faults or sharp edges to it, and adds to the smooth surface that they indivudually have. I enjoy seeing how each sculpture is detailed enough to identify the animal, however simple enough that it isn’t an overload of information. I wish to play around with having a smooth surface for each of the small figures I intend to create, and whether this still allows them to be anoymous, and yet still have individual character. […]

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