We’re big fans of Curtis Jere abstract wall art and have seen many pieces over the years, but this is the first time we’ve had this fascinating creation. This Curtis Jere abstract botanical representation has a fluid style that is sharply complimented by triangular boxed pyramid petal shapes. Each petals gives birth to elongated metal stamen. Truly unique and beautiful.
Signed and dated C. Jere 1985.
Assembled with manual brazing. In other words oxygen and acetylene torches are extensively used to cut and connect metal under extreme heat. This sculpture has hundreds of connections. Every part of the designs are handled separately and discretely while creating our artwork. It is a time consuming procedure, but at the same time it gives us the opportunity to provide necessary attention to each individual piece of art while we are creating it. Although designs may have names and certain shapes, this is the reason no design can exactly be the same as one another. Each piece has a life of its own, a soul of its own. This Curtis Jere abstract is no exception.
About Curtis Jere:
Curtis Jeré was the shared pseudonym of two artists, Curtis Freiler and Jerry Fels, who used enamel, brass, copper, and steel to create decorative wall sculptures. Fels and Freiler were brothers-in-law who began collaborating in 1963, sharing an interest in what they described as “gallery-quality art for the masses.” The two employed a variety of traditional techniques—such as enameling, pouring resin, and bronze casting—to create abstract metal works of clustered, modular shapes. One such example is Raindrop Tree (1969), where thin copper plates are shaped into an organic floral arrangement resembling the blossoming branches of a tree.
To manufacture their sculptures, Curtis Jeré formed the company Artisan House, which distributed their works worldwide. In addition to a variety of abstract pieces, the two also created costume jewelry. At its height, Artisan House employed 300 workers. Fels and Freiler sold Artisan House in 1972, and Curt Freiler died on July 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, CA, where Fels currently resides.