303 Stack, 2010
The Kilroy Three, 2010
Jon Krawczyk is a neo-modernist sculptor from the New York School with a contemporary twist. His work has a conceptual side, but it is also very much about the physicality of making art and the objects that result from that action, i.e. energy and matter. Krawczyk cuts, pounds and welds sheets of bronze and stainless steel to fabricate smooth, monolithic forms that look as though they were carved by a samurai slicing modeling clay. At the same time, the craggy profiles of his latest series suggest raw stone yet evoke the vaporous shapes and movements of smoke. There are echoes of Isamu Noguchi in this work, as it sits at the intersection of natural and manmade forms. Traces of Henri Moore and David Smith can be found in a consistent concern with volume, abstract figuration and polished metal surface.