Jonathan Prince is a very unique artist. Spending time with him and watching his work is simply mind blowing. The story of how he got to where he is in life is amazing.
In a nutshell:
Grew up in New York City
Became obsessed with art
Went to school to be a dentist
Became obsessed with sculpture
Developed and produced feature films
Became obsessed with metal
Got involved in a computer animation company that won an Emmy Award
Started an internet media company with over 100 employees
Took a short break
Finally…………..became obsessed with combining his 3 loves in life: metal, art and sculpture
Jonathan Prince Studios is located in Southfield, Massachusetts. A full fabrication facility that does all of their work in house. Utilizing many innovative ways to shape steel, they are industry leaders when it comes to “outside of the box” fabrication. Obsessed, Jonathan loves perfection, but insists perfection is an illusion. A perfect example:
The above piece of 1/8” stainless steel 316L was formed 100% on the Baileigh HSP-110M hydraulic press using custom made hardwood dies that they made themselves.
The G2V sculpture (pictured above) illustrates Jonathan’s vision of perfection vs. randomness. It has more than 1,000 hours of polishing alone. He takes a scientific approach to metal art and has many unorthodox ways of creating the look of liquid metal or “torn” steel. The sculpture was recently completed and installed at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza in New York City. The Plaza is considered the gateway to the United Nations and is a project sponsored by The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. One of Jonathan’s monumental pieces was just acquired by the new Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at MSU and this year alone he has had large scale works at Christie’s Sculpture Garden at 54th and Madison Avenue and The Sculpture Garden at 590 Madison Avenue in New York City.
His website has some of the most beautiful metal creations we have ever seen. Many of which has been made using Baileigh Industrial metal shaping and forming machinery.
A big thanks to Jonathan and his crew. Keep sending updates on your eccentric fabrication creations!
-The Baileigh metal shaping and forming department
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