Boris Ivanov

Transmutation of the Human Body

The Human body exists in a state of a constant change, marked not only by the
passage of time but also by each person’s character, faced challenges and choices.
A plethora of experiences and emotions act as a motor for behavioural and physical
changes which is the subject of the current project. Via various sculptures I
exaggerate and transform “humans” into metal bodies with undefined features,
conveying certain emotions, movement patterns with the main goal of exploring the
boundaries of the Human Transmutations.
In this humanitarian quest for defining a language for describing the morphed
human body I rely on the use of various techniques centred around the use of metal.
Starting from the Oxyacetylene welding, going through volume building and even
exploring different surface textures I extended my visual artistic expression and
understanding. Furthermore I firmly believe the metal metaphorically morphs,
changes and ages as much as the human body, creating beautiful parallels and
connections between the two, naturally becoming the central topic of my project.

The Collaboration

This webpage is the result of collaboration between two leading international university programs in metal art. A selection of the best BfA and MfA exam work will be presented every year.

HCA Hereford

Delyth Done
Hereford College of Arts
College Road Campus
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HDK Valand

Professor Heiner Zimmermann
Hemslöjdsvägen 1
666 95 Dals Långed
+46 768898186

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