SAMUEL LYNNE GALLERIES // MAY13 // 5-8PM
Samuel  Lynne Galleries
1105 Dragon Street
Dallas, TX 75207
214.965.9027
www.SamuelLynne.com
Metis Atash
Buddha Goes Punk
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Samuel Lynne Galleries is pleased to announce our exclusive Texas representation of Miami-based
fine art sculptor, Metis Atash. Atash’s creations combine conceptual, minimalist, and pop art
traditions. Her devotion for art, design, and fashion is apparent in her one-of-a-kind sculptures that
award their living spaces with an aura of captivating experience. The gallery will present a
showcase of her stunning “Punk Buddha” series in an exhibition titled “Buddha Goes Punk”. The
artist will be in attendance at the exhibition, which will be on view from May 13, 2017 through
June 24, 2017. Born and raised in Munich, Metis Atash is German by nationality, but truly a citizen
of the world. Her vast global travels led her to the Indonesian Island of Bali, where the lifestyle,
culture, and philosophies quickly resonated with her, and eventually became the trajectory for
her artistic style and her purpose as an artist. Bali is a place where love is the only energy to be
found, and the location has appropriately become the source of inspiration for her “Punk
Buddha” pieces. These unique sculptures are a fusion of worldly pleasures and spiritual insights,
which have come to redefine the meaning of living. The sculptural figures radiate a presence far
greater than their childlike size, due to their sparkling materiality and strong totemic essence.
Samuel Lynne Galleries will showcase Atash’s signature series of “Punk Buddha” sculptures that
have gained widespread popularity around the world. Sculpted in fiberglass, covered with acrylic
paint, and meticulously bathed by hand in upwards of 20,000 Swarovski crystals, this collection
embodies the artist’s life journey, and her associations to Daoism. All her pieces are subject to a
multi-step process of clay modeling, molding, sculpting, sanding, and lacquering. The objects of
her work are based on the spiritual being, and these Buddha sculptures are inspired by ancient
Daoist teachings. “Dao” translates to “path” or “way of life” and Atash has ensured that her
creations reflect this property. They are also a reflection of her respect for Haute Couture, as well as
contemporary art history. Each “Punk Buddha” is named for an iconic figure in fashion and art –
from Basquiat to Balmain, Warhol to Hermes, Kusama to Chanel. With their dazzling exteriors, each
resting figure is aimed to be perceived as the mirror of our eternal souls. They are a reflection of the
relationship between humanity and the cosmos, health and longevity, action through inaction,
and they represent the duality of life – the spiritual and the physical of our beings that produce
harmony within the universe. Atash’s entrepreneurial spirit has lead to the rise of her work around
the globe. Her artwork has been exhibited in select galleries throughout the United States,
Canada, and Europe, and has been featured in important international magazine publications
such as Vogue, Elle Decor, Architectural Digest, and Haute Living. For additional information or to