Tomàs Barceló has been a sculptor all off his life going right back to his childhood, further than he can remember. He had the great fortune to be taught by J. S. Jassans Fine Arts in Barcelona.
He has worked as an art teacher his self and now creates concept art and sculptures for the film industry in his Cala Millorian workshop.
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Here is some of Tomàs Barceló work currently being exhibited in his Etsy shop, La Mathomeria.
Teo’s face is a character from Francesc Grimalt’s book, Los Niños Raros. Tomàs has used resin to create this wall hanging sculpture.
Initially, this study, based on a saint, was finished by Tomàs Barceló for a significant religious project.
However, the project never took off, and the terracotta bust with its metallic finish sits on a shelf in Tomàs’s studio waiting for the right buyer to come along.
This “African Trible” styled sculpture is an automaton of Alexandre Darshan, the counsellor.
Barceló used “water clay” to make the mould of Alexandre’s face to make the resin cast. Tomàs Barceló has associated this piece with “steampunk”.
The old Steampunk Robot. “Agathon”, the keeper of the secrets.
Sculpture fabricated with cast plaster and resin with upcycled parts finished with acrylic and shellac.
Tomàs Barceló assembles parts from some of his other pieces of art and upcycled some over things so he can build this steampunk tribal robot skull sculpture.
Don’t be put off by the realistic teeth; they are hand cast from resin and are completely fake.
A polyurethane cast made using an original water clay mould from the subject.
Can you see what Tomàs did here with the title? “TB21 Android”. As well as the “droid” sculpture, is, in my opinion, a definite play on Star Wars’ BB droid series (as in “BB8”), it has also captured the artist’s initials. Tomàs Barceló.
Tomàs sculpted the parts in clay, cast in resin assemble them with recycled objects and painted with acrylic and shellac.
A funny “sketch” Tomàs did many years ago for a big-head village character.
Created using water clay and then cast in thin and light resins.
An Indian inspired sculpture.
Steampunk robot head made with resin, epoxy putty and more of those upcycled bits and bobs and finished off with shellac, acrylic and metallic paints.
A figure of a space traveller. His name, Marci X-C3. Marci is not always the happiest of chaps, but people can’t help falling in love with him.
Tomàs Barceló fashioned him from upcycled toy parts and epoxy putty.
Tomàs says that “Cedric is a scared creature from distant deserts. He needs your protection”.
One of twelve limited editions. A resin cast sculpture.
Now this concludes our short little exhibition of the artistic work of Tomàs Barceló. I hope you have enjoyed it as much as I have enjoyed compiling and writing the article.
Remember all of these works, plus a few more are in Tomàs Barceló’s Etsy shop, La Mathomeria. Well, until sold out.
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