It's been a while since I had the opportunity to document the casting process of a sculpture by Jone Kvie for the Opdahl Gallery at Noack Fine Art Foundry, one of the five leading foundries worldwide.
But over the years, I have become an even greater admirer. I find both the place and the process so incredibly fascinating because of the many contrasts they combine. In a state-of-the-art building that houses a traditional fourth-generation family business, contemporary art is produced to perfection using the most original artisanal methods. The foundry has been in existence for over 125 years and produces for some of the most important contemporary artists - from Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz to Tony Cragg, Anselm Reyle and Alicja Kwade.
During my visit, I was able to observe the casting process in its various stages – captured are papier-mâché models and silicone molds, as well as the production steps in the sand molding shop.