Monday, April 18, 2016

Sculptor/ Metalsmith/Artist+ to Makeover Artisan Gallery @ GA/GI

In some virtual world he might be a tinker-tailor-soldier-spy, but Nicholas Volpe, is an incredible artist with the degrees and the know-how to back  it all up. With a BFA in sculpting, metalsmithing and jewelry design; this guy has the academics and the craftsmanship to build just about anything beautifully. Currently, he chooses reclaimed wood and upcycled salvage as his mediums, and he has created some incredible things.  He'll be the featured artist at Artisan Tattoo during GA/GI Fest @ Unblurred, with sketches, tables and other reclaimed furniture he has created just for this event, and which--lucky us!-- he will be selling.

Volpe, who scours junk yards for much of his material says: "Reclaimed wood has a history, reuse of it, is a kind a poetry; you can reinforce the old with the new," He believes putting together the pieces of his art is like speaking in different languages, which in the end form one amazing expression.  To meet Volpe, visit Artisan (5001 Penn Ave) Friday, May 6 and check back on our blog for other events @ GA/GI!

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