Metal sculpture by Rado Kirov

Rado Kirov was born in Bulgaria in 1955. He developed an interest in metal art at an early age when he was first exposed to the wonder of the Panagyursko Treasure, an exquisitely hand crafted collection of golden artefacts. Since then, he dedicated to shiny metal sculpture.

Rado began an extensive apprenticeship in copper smithing at the age of 25 in the town of Dobrich Bulgaria under the tutelage of Alexander Raev, one of the greatest craftsmen in Bulgaria at the time. He honed his artistic skills with copper over the next 10 years until immigrating with his family to South Africa in 1991. Rado continues to be a member of the Bulgarian Association of Craftsmen.

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Rado Kirov was born in Bulgaria in 1955. He developed an interest in metal art at an early age.This lead him to create shiny metal sculpture. metal sculpture Metal sculpture by Rado Kirov Metal sculpture by Rado Kirov fine art I Lobo you3

Rado Kirov was born in Bulgaria in 1955. He developed an interest in metal art at an early age.This lead him to create shiny metal sculpture. metal sculpture Metal sculpture by Rado Kirov Metal sculpture by Rado Kirov fine art I Lobo you4

Rado Kirov was born in Bulgaria in 1955. He developed an interest in metal art at an early age.This lead him to create shiny metal sculpture. metal sculpture Metal sculpture by Rado Kirov Metal sculpture by Rado Kirov fine art I Lobo you5

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Rado’s passion and skill in copper, shifted to silver and gold during his years of employment with the Pagliari Group in Cape Town. During this time, Rado had the privilege of handcrafting numerous prestigious pieces, including a silver Chalice presented to the late Pope John Paul II by former President Nelson Mandela on behalf of the South African Government in 1998, a silver Rose Bowl presented as a wedding gift to the Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito and his wife by the SA Government, and the Alfred Dunhill Challenge Cup Trophy for golf. Rado was also responsible for the creative design and fabrication of unique collectors’ coins in 1000g pure silver and 1000g 24 carat gold.

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Rado’s talent received the ultimate recognition by the SA Government when he was commissioned to craft the new parliamentary People’s Mace and the Black Rod mace of the South African Parliament using 18 carat gold.

Over the last 20 years, Rado gradually shifted his creative focus to product design and functional art working extensively with interior designers and architects.

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Rado Kirov was born in Bulgaria in 1955. He developed an interest in metal art at an early age.This lead him to create shiny metal sculpture. metal sculpture Metal sculpture by Rado Kirov Metal sculpture by Rado Kirov fine art I Lobo you13

Rado Kirov was born in Bulgaria in 1955. He developed an interest in metal art at an early age.This lead him to create shiny metal sculpture. metal sculpture Metal sculpture by Rado Kirov Metal sculpture by Rado Kirov fine art I Lobo you14

Rado Kirov was born in Bulgaria in 1955. He developed an interest in metal art at an early age.This lead him to create shiny metal sculpture. metal sculpture Metal sculpture by Rado Kirov Metal sculpture by Rado Kirov fine art I Lobo you16

Rado Kirov was born in Bulgaria in 1955. He developed an interest in metal art at an early age.This lead him to create shiny metal sculpture. metal sculpture Metal sculpture by Rado Kirov Metal sculpture by Rado Kirov fine art I Lobo you17

Searching for a new creative outlet and complete freedom of expression, Rado embarked on a new artistic venture at the beginning of 2012 drawing on his extensive knowledge of silversmithing and years of experience in working with various different metals. Rado developed a unique technique of manipulating a sheet of stainless steel by hand, using the inherent physical properties of the metal to create a striking three-dimensional surface that dynamically mirrors its surroundings and draws the observer into the magic of its reflection. Rado’s new-found passion for sculpture and his mastery of stainless steel are expressed in this new medium, which he has called the Mercury Effect.

 

 

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