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An Estonian artist adapting the traditional blacksmithing technique to contemporary ideas and conceptual forms. His artwork includes jewellery, sculpture, and object art. The artist often uses everyday domestic objects, which become multifunctional objects representing the criticism of excessive consumerism. Massive, heavy, robust works, placing emphasis on a clear form, seems to tell the history of industry. Forging, melting and otherwise combining steel, iron, plastic, and ready-made objects, Nils Hint harnesses the materials for his purposes and demonstrates the masculine element behind the origins of the art of blacksmithing. His works expose the main features of metal: robustness, durability, rough texture, and shapes expressed through a revealed construction. The latter is generally composed intuitively and is intended for emotional impact, which is created by objects reminding of life experiences.

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