ABOUT THE ARTIST
Sopel directs his focus towards creating works of art that reflect tactile lines and undulating forms found in nature and our natural environment, and mastering materials that are harder than steel. His coveted world-class sculptures are profound expressions of his affinity with texture, colour and form. Working with jade, tiger-eye, quartz-crystal, amethyst, lapis lazuli, rubies, sapphires, diamonds and gold and silver precious metals, each of his rare and distinctive pieces emanates a museum caliber presence.
Internationally renowned for his heirloom pieces, Sopel’s work is highly prized by aristocrats, billionaires, heads of state, celebrities and royalty the world over. Sopel is considered to be the founder of this rare form of sculpture. His work is meticulously fashioned by hand and intricately embellished with semi-precious gemstones and precious metals; reflecting his adoration for nature, or what Sopel states as “staging the theatre of nature in each of my creations.” Working in a scale ranging between a one ton boulder to a more precious hand held sized gemstone, Sopel is an exceptionally diverse and prolific artist whose timeless pieces echo elegance, bravado, beauty, and captivating charm.