Slice Chess Set, 2012
Patinated brass, screen-printed leather, hot-rolled steel plate, brass fittings
Board: 60 x 60 x 2 cms
Pieces: various dimensions
Edition of 3 plus 1AP
The 'Slice' chess set uses a rich palette of materials including hot-rolled steel plate, leather and solid brass, and is in keeping with Hasan's favor for a more brutal and atavistic approach to the materials with which he works. The chessmen are formed by taking 'slices' from a length of patinated brass rod in a multi-step process that sees the material cut, sanded and polished to reveal a golden facet. The brass is patinated so that one player has pieces in a striking black and gold colour, whilst the opposing side is matte black. The board is screenprinted leather mounted on a black steel base.