Vito Bila is an Australian artist whose practice involves the fabricating of non-functional metal vessels that explore a dynamic and unconventional combination of processes and materials in their making. Bila, through the language of traditional silversmithing, exploits the traditional and nontraditional, often within one piece.
Bila proposes that making is a dialogue between maker and material and investigates ways of expressing this dialogue on the surface of his vessels through cracks, creases, welded seams, metal oxides and tool marks that accumulate through the processes he uses. He engages with various processes of production including metal forming and fabrication, casting and 3D modeling and CNC technologies.
Bila has exhibited in Australia, UK, Asia and USA. He is represented in public collections of the Art Gallery of South Australia and Hamilton Art Gallery, Victoria.
VISITING ARTIST ELECTIVE: VESSEL AS A PRIMARY OBJECT