ION Orchard

Urban People

Sculpture, Aluminum, 220x0cm , 2009
Artist:  Kurt Laurenz Metzler (b.1941), Switzerland
 
Location:  ION Orchard Level 1, Singapore

 

Specially commissioned for ION Orchard, this set of six caricatured urbanite each in a bright colour – red, green, purple, lime, rose and purple - adds much vibrancy to the steps in front of one of the entrances to the mall. The sculptures invite the passersby or shoppers to interact with them; be it holding their hands or putting an arm around them to take a picture. Notice the woman in purple carrying a silver shopping bag with an ION Orchard logo, and the man in red reading a newspaper which carries a feature on the mall.

Artist’s Biography

Kurt Laurenz Metzler has a sculptor’s diploma from an art school in Zurich. He apprenticed under a car body tinsmith and subsequently a few sculptors before forging his own identity and reputation. You can find Metzler’s sculptures exhibited in public spaces internationally in countries like Australia, Germany, Italy, United States, and Singapore.

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