METIS ATASH **
Fine Art artist Metis is as dynamic as the pieces that she meticulously sketches, sculpts, and brings to life. German by nationality, but truly a citizen of the world, Metis’s vast global travels to places far and wide eventually, led her to the inlet of Miami Beach. After successfully operating her own investor relations consultancy boutique in Munich, Germany, in 2006, Metis, who graduated in political science and economics, decided to turn her devotion and passion for art, design, and fashion into the creation of one-of-a kind sculptures, that have come to redefine the meaning of living.
Metis sculpts in fiberglass and uses acrylic paint, automotive lacquer, and Swarovski crystals to enhance her pieces. All her creations are subject to a multi-step process of clay modeling, molding, sculpting, sanding and lacquering. The objects of her work are based on the spiritual being and her sculptures are inspired by the ancient teachings of Daoism. The word Dao translates as "Path" or "Way of life”. Daoist propriety and ethics focus on nature, the relationship between humanity and the cosmos, health, and longevity as well as action through inaction, which is thought to produce harmony with the universe. Metis' pieces are aimed to be perceived as the mirror of our eternal souls. They showcase the duality in life and the merging of our inner beings with our physical beings.
Metis’s entrepreneurial spirit has led to the rise of her work in visibility around the globe. Her creations have been exhibited in selected galleries and showrooms in the United States and Europe. Metis’s intention is to create pieces that breath and exhale uniqueness and individuality. Each piece is one-of-a-kind and awards the living space with an aura of captivating experience. “in order to understand my work, one must understand my journey and my ongoing search to connect with something greater than myself... With the source of my inner being."
** Long-Sharp Gallery is honored to exhibit works by Metis Atash alongside other fine art galleries including Sponder Gallery.