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Explore 3 Artistic Uses of POSCO’s World Premium Products

It is easy to imagine steel being used in buildings, cars, trains, and ships – now imagine it being used in art. For some artists, steel can be heavy and difficult to work with. In addition, considerations for ductility, corrosion resistance, and price must also be taken into account. Working to address these issues, POSCO has partnered with many artists, architects, and designers to provide the right steel to match their artistic vision. In the three pieces below, POSCO’s World Premium Products were used to offer unique solutions for each design concept. See how these three pieces of art utilized steel to not only make them stronger and longer-lasting, but also to make them more beautiful.   POSCO’s Solar Pine...

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Capturing the Fluidity of Life in Ribbons of Steel – An Interview with Gil Bruvel

Since he was nine years old, Gil Bruvel has known he wanted to be an artist and for the last four decades he has dedicated himself to that path. Working in painting, drawing, and sculpture, Bruvel is a true craftsman whose tremendous skill is clearly evident upon first glance. The Steel Wire recently spoke with Bruvel about his Flow Series of sculptures. With ribbons of stainless steel, Bruvel has created stunning representations of life, its dualities, and its binding contradictions.   You’ve worked with a variety of media including oils, pencils, pastels, wood, and bronze. With the Flow Series you began using stainless steel. What inspired you to start working with steel? Among all the different material I use for...

Artistry in Music Through Steel

Artistry in Music through Steel

With Carnival coming to Brazil, the Ultra Music Festival landing in South Africa, and America handing out statues at the music industry’s biggest awards show – February is full of events celebrating music. Through various cultures and countries around the world, we can see how music has transformed itself through time and technology. Of the musical instruments most likely to be seen, wood and brass might be the most known materials, but if we look closely we can find creative uses of other metals, including gold, silver, platinum – and even steel. Because steel is heavier than other metals it is typically not found in many musical instruments. However, today we will explore how steel and metal have helped to...

‘Ash-6’ Work of POSCO’s 2017 ‘The Great Artist’ Competition Winner (2010)

POSCO Creates Pathways for Emerging Artists

This month on The Steel Wire, we are exploring themes of creativity in the world around us. We have looked at the impact of steel in award-winning movies like La La Land, as a part of the music industry’s biggest night, and in famous pieces of architecture around the world. Today, we turn our spotlight on the artists who have pushed the boundaries of art and inspiration. The POSCO Art Museum was founded in 1998 to foster creative growth by supporting new and established artists. POSCO began organizing the ‘The Great Artist’ competition in 2014 and since then has supported 53 emerging artists, helping them show their work to new audiences, both near and wide. Paving Pathways for Emerging Artists  ...

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3 Times Steel Impacted our Emotional Response to Architecture

Architecture is meant to stir emotion. From the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin to the Staples Center in LA – their designs have a purpose. Many of us may pass a building everyday on our way to work and never notice it, while other buildings may bring out more intense feelings – regardless, they are all interconnected with our lives and with our emotions. Daniel Libeskind says, “[I]n buildings that move us, there’s an element of care. It’s not a question of whether a building makes us feel good or bad. It’s about being moved. It’s something that goes very deep.” Take a look at these three unique buildings that used steel in creative ways. Most architects and engineers work to...

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The Staples Center – Home of Artistry, Originality, and Music’s Biggest Night

On February 12, the music industry’s biggest award ceremony will be held at LA’s Staples Center for the 17th time in 18 years. Fans will watch as Beyonce, Adele, and Chance the Rapper battle it out to grab some of the night’s highest honors. Millions of viewers will watch live on TV as musical talent walks the red carpet and perform on stage. An event of this magnitude is only possible in an arena like the Staples Center, which is able to meet the demands of having a large stage, multiple backstage dressing rooms, and a roof that can hold lights weighing more than 80 tons. Apart from music’s biggest night, the Staples Center hosts more than 250 events throughout...

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The Enduring Landmarks of La La Land

Taking home a record 7 Golden Globes and landing 14 Academy Award nominations, La La Land is the clear favorite in this year’s movie award season. Taking a distinctly modern turn on an old Hollywood style musical, La La Land blends fantasy and reality as it follows the romance of Mia (Emma Stone) and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling).  The film plays out amidst the backdrop of Los Angeles as the couple takes a ride through some of the city’s most notable landmarks. Some of these landmarks date back more than 100 years, but they have endured. Go behind the scenes to see how director Damien Chazelle brought these classic buildings to life in the fantastical song and dance numbers of La...

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Change the Way You See Buildings, Change the Way You See the World

Steel is used to build everything from skyscrapers to cars to pots and pans. Because it is used in so many places and in so many things, it is easy to forget how steel can also transform an ordinary building into something remarkably new. Almost everyone can picture a sports stadium, an airport, or a bridge – we have all either been in, at or on one of them at one point in our lives. A huge football stadium that can close its roof, an airport by the sea that is impervious to corrosion, and a glass-bottomed bridge that allows only the most steel-hearted of pedestrians to look deep into one of the most famous canyons on earth – all...

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The Coolest (Real & Fake) Innovations from POSCO & Iron Man

The big news these days for fans of the comic book character and movie hero is that they will finally have a chance to immerse themselves in the world of genius billionaire Tony Stark at the recently opened Iron Man Experience at Hong Kong Disneyland. Located at the Stark Expo, visitors get to experience a simulated attack on the city while walking through the history of Stark Industries and their high-tech creations. Even though Iron Man now comes equipped with technology so advanced it has made him one of the most powerful superheroes in the Marvel Universe, his beginnings were much more austere – just a suit of armor cobbled together from metal scraps.   From Iron Scraps to Superhero...

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97 Years in the Making – Steel Brings a New Subway Line to NYC

Almost 100 years since it was first proposed, New York City’s Second Avenue subway line finally opened to the public on January 1, 2017. The new line offers some relief to commuters on the Upper East Side who have gone without rapid transit for nearly 70 years when the last El trains were torn down in 1942.   “Second Avenue Subway Project Causes 50% Rise in Prices” – New York Times, September 2, 1929   The idea for a Second Avenue line was first brought up in 1920 when NYC’s public transit was at maximum capacity moving around 1.3 billion riders per year having doubled since the pre-war years. When an official plan was introduced in September 1929, home prices increased...

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