Spirituality Meets Swarovski:
Metis Atash finds her bling at Samuel Lynne Galleries
This Saturday, May 13, Samuel Lynne Galleries will exclusively host Miami-based artist Metis Atash in an exhibition titled Buddha Goes Punk. The genre blending, Atash, mixes nodes of conceptual art, pop art, and fashion design into her unique sculptural series titled Punk Buddha. The opening reception with the artist will be held at Samuel Lynne Galleries from 5-8 p.m. The exhibition will be on view from May 13, 2017, through June 24, 2017.
Atash graduated in the field of political science and economics and owned a successful investor relations consulting boutique in Munich. German by birth, Atash, considers herself a citizen of the world. However, Bali ignited her passions. There, she found the source of her pieces and the Daoist principles that guide her life.
Her Punk Buddha sculptures offer insight into the duality of physical and spiritual pleasures that define modern life. Each piece follows a multi-step path from a sketch, clay model, fiberglass model, to sanding, lacquering, then coated in acrylic paint, and finally painstakingly overlaid with over 20,000 Swarovski Crystals. Atash’s sculptures reflect her adornment of haute couture, icons of contemporary art history and Daoist teachings. She exemplifies this through the individual titles and imagery associated with each sculpture such as Punk Buddha Timeless feat. Chanel and Punk Buddha Path To Forgiveness feat. Warhol.
In addition, Atash’s inspired pieces have received worldwide recognition with exhibitions throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. Atash has also appeared in publications such as Vogue, Elle Decor, Architectural Digest, and Haute Living. Be sure to join Samuel Lynne Galleries during the opening reception to reflect on travel, spirituality, haute couture, art history, and mankind’s place in the physical realm with Metis Atash.