Collin Townsend Velkoff
Collin Townsend Velkoﬀ’s sculptural design pieces explore how our consciousness is derived from our relationship with materials, both natural and manmade. He explains that, 'by using cement and anchoring forms to stone, I want to create a sense of familiarity and comfort. Through the manipulation of form, balance, and texture, I want my sculptures to convey a feeling of unease and tension which communicates our relationship with materials and our dependence on the environment.’ To do so, he has developed a speciﬁc sand-casting technique, allowing him to join cement with organic forms buried beneath sand, which he digs out by hand.
Velkoﬀ received his bachelor from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, and his Masters from Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland. He is now based in Nuremberg, Germany and has just completed an artist residency in Jingdezhen, China. His ﬁrst solo exhibition was at Galleria Huuto in 2019 in Helsinki.