Primarily self-taught artist working exclusively in bronze, has been attracted by art, ever since he was a young child. His work is a sort of three dimensional diary of his daily existence. The bronzes are cast in the liberties area of Dublin by cast Ltd. art foundry using a ‘cire perdue’ (lost wax) method in ceramic shell moulds.
Ian Pollock’s sculptures have a quality and life all their own. Most of the work is exclusive one off pieces with the exception of a few editions. Every bronze receives complete personalised attention from the artist all the way to the final waxing and the signing of the finished artwork.
In pursuit of excellence he has compiled meticulous craftsmanship in the truly magnificent art medium of bronze sculpture. His work has been exhibited and sold through top rated juried shows and galleries throughout Ireland including the RHA, RUA and the Oireachtas.
Collections include the Office of Public Works, University College Dublin and the Vocational Educational Committees (VEC’s) as well as private collections in Europe and the USA. Collectors of his work include the financier, Dermot Desmond, the poet and professor Brendan Kennelly andthe actor Patrick Bergin. His most recent commission was an eleven foot flight of birds for Largy College in Clones, Co. Monaghan. He was also a recent winner of the RUA Mullan Gallery prize for sculpture in 2003.
Bronze is a very satisfying medium to work with and has a timeless quality. Knowing that what he has created will last for centuries gives the artist the gratified feeling that the time it takes to get it right is worthwhile. In today’s world of deposible items bronze is different. It is a medium that is virtually indestructible and pieces that were created thousands of years ago are still being enjoyed by many throughout the world.
When a bronze sculpture is added to your collection it is an item that can be passed down from generation to generation.
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